Sunday, March 18, 2018


I have a rule at my house: I don't care if it's messy as long as something is being created when it's messy. Well things have been in the process of being created for a few weeks. I do dishes and sweep, so it's not disgusting. It's just filled with a project here, and another project there.

Travis has been working on testing out projects for his student workshops here at home.

Here's a joint project. Mica bent some wires on a board and put a knee high over it to make a sculpture.

Isaak painted it, and poured some sand in the wet paint. Whatever is laying around, Isaak wants to try. Isaak, "Mom I love crackle. Can I use it?" Me, "Not this time." Isaak, "Why?" Me, "You're sculpture is flat, and has a really great look going on. Stick with it, don't add more things to it." Isaak, "What's retarder? Can I use that?" Me, "No you don't need retarder. It's a medium you can add to your paint, so it dries slower. You want your paint to dry faster."

Travis has many piles of projects going on. One lots of cut colored paper for one of his classes. His 8th graders mad this:

I haven't been painting, but instead designing like crazy. I've been trying to put my illustrations into design projects. It's a lot of work. 

I did all these this weekend:

The book took the longest. I still don't know if I'm totally happy with it. For the time being it's done. That's a fake story, and author.

I did find a story online about Native Americans Struggling to Find Housing. It looks better larger.

These are my cookies. I made an ad series called, "Get Cookies Faster".

They've all be uploaded to my art site

Have you created anything lately? 


Mandy said...

lol. I love the cookie ads!

I did that sculpture Travis is preparing when I was in high school. With the knee highs and paint. It wasn't one I felt like keeping around. :-/ We also had some creative thinking where we were supposed to make Claes Oldenberg large food sculptures. We did it in groups of 4. That project was one of my favorites. My group made a large Hershey's kiss out of chicken wire and aluminum foil. So fun! :)

An Apel a Day said...

Mandy - We had so many crazy projects like the big food one you're talking about in my foundations year at Kansas City Art Institute. I had a paper clothes making workshop. I had to make things out of paper not using thread or glue. Challenge was accepted. I made a paper kimono out of a paper table cloth, pressed flowers, matte medium, and I sewed with thin pieces of paper. I also had to make a hot pot out of paper. Fun Times for sure. I loved the problem solving that goes along with projects like that.

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Theresa Mahoney said...

I always love your illustrations and think you are doing an amazing job getting them uploaded. I'm okay with a mess too as long as people have things to do or create, but not out of laziness. Allison is the queen of laze, so it bugs me to no end on why her room and our media room is always disgusting lol.

Ai Sakura said...

The cookie ads are so cute! Lil Pumpkin is a creator and works on different projects at the same time.. this year we gave her more space to do her stuff but they are still all over the place haha. In her world I guess it's "organised" chaos" :P

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

You guys are so creative! I usually draw with my daughter Obi and made stories. It was fun..


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