Have you heard of Bucket Filling? If not, check out the BUCKET FILLERS website! Great stuff.
Today’s post is sharing some cute art, charts and classroom systems that focus on this concept. I glow with pride and excitement when I see our school community embracing this wonderful book!
(The top turquoise bucket bulletin board was created by me! The others are done by my colleagues.)
I created this layout using a tutorial from the Pop and Colours Class that I am participating in online. This class has introduced me to techniques to combine mixed media and scrapbooking. The one thing that I am struggling with is that these layouts use just one picture (or a very small amount). I don’t plan on scrapbooking everything this way (I am actually starting Project Life at the beginning of the new year…more on that later!) because I love to load my pages with pictures from the event. I guess that’s my “old school” mentality around scrapbooking. I digress.
This layout is of the picture that my sister sent out when they found out that their baby was going to be a boy. We were all so thrilled because this is the first little boy born into our growing family. And to add to the excitement, this little man is my godson. Quite the honor!
Art Anthology is a DREAM! I am head over heels with all of the products. I can’t believe I am designing for them–it’s a dream! I recently celebrated my 40th birthday in Atlantic City with my love. I had so much fun using the AA products to create this background. I hope you enjoy the video and are inspired to try some new techniques.
I figured it out…I am so into mixing my scrapbooking with my LOVE of mixed media. I have been having a blast painting and spraying backgrounds. I have been dusting off goodies from my stash and adding them to my pages. (Have you checked out my STASH 2 ART Challenge?!)
This layout of little Bo Doodles is packed with painting techniques. And who could POSSIBLY resist that furry face? I have been using scraps and bits from my desk all over the place. Feathers tucked behind a picture…amazing! And that little fabric frame? Yep, I have had that little gem for many (many, many, many) years and it finally found a home. Now, of course, I slathered on some gesso but it is on the page nonetheless!
I know, I know…I have said this a million times but it’s true! I am LOVING LifeBook 2013 and can’t wait for LifeBook 2014 to start. Now, I haven’t had a ton of time in the last few weeks to work on the lessons but one thing that I love is that I can download & save the videos. I will have lots to keep me busy in the chilly Winter months where I tend to hibernate and create art.
I made this page a few months ago in one of the online classes and I LOVE it! It is SO out of the box for me and I have to admit that I was so darn proud of myself when I was finished with this one! Hope you enjoy!!!
Today I am sharing with you some pictures of the murals that I helped to create at PS98 in New York City. We are a PreK-5 elementary school and are housed in two buildings. We have our main (5-story) building and then a small building next door. We lovingly call that the “mini building” where our Kinder kids spend their days learning. The walls of that building were drab and needed some life! So, little-by-little over last school year, several of us worked together to create these larger-than-life murals based on illustrations from children’s literature. The kids freaked out with excitement as they started to see their favorite characters coming to life right in front of their eyes. Recently we started working on some additional murals in our main building. More on those beauties at another time…