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Art of the Week – Hot Air Balloon

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

I would like to ride in Tad’s beautiful balloon. The hot air balloon and basket were drawn on a separate piece of paper, colored with colored pencils (which were then smudged up and “painted” with baby oil to give it a smoother and more painted effect.  Baby oil on colored pencils!  Who knew?), and then […]



Art of the Week – May Flower

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

This week’s mediums were watercolors, colored pencils, and oil pastels! It’s a lovely watercolor flower, with a bee drawn in colored pencil, with oil pastel accents (to look “fuzzy” around the pollen). Even though this was supposedly drawn for Mother’s Day, it went into his art treasure chest. I guess I could ask for it…



Art of the Week – Cartoon Panda

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Sometimes, drawing an exaggerated look is more fun than trying to be real. Tad drew this cartoon panda in art class last night, and it is adorable. Look at those big anime style eyes! Tad said, “Mom, isn’t my panda bear cute?” Yes, it is un”bear”ably cute, Tad.



Art of the Week(s) – Dog Sculpture!

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

This was actually a three-week project, in case you’ve been wondering where Tad’s art has been.  It’s been a work in progress!  It was time to do another sculpture! Week 1 was introducing the project and creating the armature out of aluminum foil.  Week 2 was the actual sculpting. Yesterday was week 3, and it […]