Archive for the ‘craft’ Category

art journaling for kids

April 18, 2014

art journalling by Tammy Garica Tammy Garcia runs this great website about art journaling. If you don’t know how to get started or want to get inspired, go to Daisy Yellow. Tammy provides tons of ideas, tutorials and prompts. Here are two articles  Art Journaling for Kids|Tweens|Teens  and Art Journaling 101

a collage a day keeps the apple at bay

April 17, 2014

A collage a day keeps the apple at bay. I am a big fan of Martin O’Neills collage work. Here is his website: http://cutitout.co.uk/ He did an illustration series for the Guardian a few years ago, and I bought every issue just for the illustrations.

handmade tribal pictogram book

April 8, 2014

Do! A Minimalist Handmade Pictogram Book in the Style of Indian Tribal Art

This book published by Tara  Books combines so many things I am fond of such as 1) Indian tribal painting, 2) children’s books, 3) pictograms, 4) screen printing – all wrapped into one. So I just added a new category to my blog: a wish list!

Tara is an Indian publisher producing beautiful handmade books. Watch the hand production process of this book here:

via  Brain Pickings.

creative practice

April 7, 2014

I like the way this snippet is visualized, but also the message. It applies not only to storytelling but also to art making, and is something I tell my students, but moreover to myself, again and again. Taken from here: Ira Glass on Storytelling on Vimeo

life is simple

September 30, 2012

 

Christine Tarantino/Words Of Light Mail Art: Artist Booksopen editions 

Book art by Christine Tarrantino

paper friends

August 30, 2012

collage : blancahelga.com.

Autorretrato | Flickr .

Libro de poemas de Carlos Ramos | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

I like the strange collages by Blanca Helga. There is a lot more of her work to see on her website and also on Flickr. She sells her Paper Friends on Etsy.

artful doodles

August 28, 2012

 

ingriddijkers.blogspot.co.at
Apparently doodling is evolving into a meditation practice called zentangle.

oh yeah!

August 25, 2012

Yeah Yeah! Art Print by Duru Eksioglu | Society6.

a river of words

August 24, 2012

Poetry River Craft | Made by Joel.

And many more lovely and inspiring ideas for making simple toys, printables and more by Joel.

stitches

August 21, 2012

more by Lauren DiCioccio  via Obsolete Embroidery / Handmade Charlotte.

handstitched postcard

August 20, 2012

Handstitched Postcard via Handmade Charlotte.

cross-stitched books

August 19, 2012

Lauren DiCioccio : Objects : cross-stitched books.

hand lettering

August 13, 2012

Getting Messy With Ms. Jessi.

Here is another creative project for children, creating illustrations fo all the letters of the alphabet, with handprints. The thumbnails are a bit small but if you click on the image they will enlarge a little bit more.

summer snowflakes

August 6, 2012

How Do You Cut Your Snowflakes?.

I don’t know why I am posting about these winter themes in the middle of summer. Well, I guess I have had very little time for blogging this year and so there is a backlog. Anyway, this is a lovely idea for a simple project, cutting snowflakes out of junk mail by Michele Pacey.

found objects

May 14, 2012

I have learned some tricks from “I work with Pages” – things that I tried to figure out for ages! And so I have been playing around with some free digital resources, which I have collected over time. Well, I may be no great artist, but it is fun.

Dick and Jane

January 6, 2012

Innuendo Set | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

These Artist Trading Cards have been made by StephanieCake apparently using pictures from a 1960’s hairstying book and the words are from a 1930’s children’s reading primer. I have been researching reading primers and so I find these very funny.

 

art and maps

November 6, 2011

“Where We’re From”

TerrorDome custom creates images of people cut out from maps mounted inside a wood shadow box. What I love about the idea is that every person is cut out from a map from the place where they spent their childhood, and the exact location will always feature just above the heart of each figure. They can be ordered through Folksy, the UK based art and craft community similar to Etsy. This reminds me of other memory maps of childhood places, Sara Fanellis My Map Book, and especially of Margaret Mackey’s inspiring work on Space, Time and Literacy, as presented on UKLA conference 2010 and 2011, where she mapped out her childhood experiences tying physical places and texts. This is from her abstract:

The concept of literacy is often represented iconically in a schematic drawing of a head, a book, and perhaps a pair of hands. But literacy is always grounded, located in a particular place and time. At the same time, our literate behaviours are suspended in a network of multiple texts and other readers. Our interpretive lives are plural; the texts that we read, watch, hear, play, create, and exchange impinge on each other; we do not interpret a single text in cognitive and affective isolation from all the others that we encounter. Often we are also affected by other interpreters of the same material.

Where are we when we engage with a fiction? We enter an imaginary, interior world – a cognitive achievement we still do not fully understand. Actively or passively, we gain membership of a community, virtual and actual, of other interpreters of this text. At the same time, we remain “earthed” in the daily lives of our own senses, our own two hands and feet, our own political position and awareness. All of these factors are woven into the ultimate achievement of interpretive understanding. This presentation will offer a rich and complex two-part picture of situated literacies: a 360° portrait of a single literate child, and a broader look at the mental and physical spaces that affect contemporary literacies.

word collage

September 22, 2011

Here are instruction by ms art for work in the classroom: making collages of words out of images on my artful nest: word collage.
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lion collage

January 30, 2011

paste lion art collage piece. Denise Fiedler creates collages with vintage newspapers, see more on her website.

art and maps (9) Bombus

January 15, 2011

British artisans Bombus use découpage cover all sorts of items, which can be bought at notonthehightstreet.com. I have been meaning to cover a chair like this for ages, but of course will never get around to do this, it would be great to have a set, maybe one for every city I lived in!

via Words & Eggs.

how to brighten up your walls

January 7, 2011

poster - how to brighten up your walls“How To Brighten Up Your Walls” Poster by Mike Arnold is a 16.5″ x 23.5″ screenprint, has an edition of 50, and is £15.

OMG Posters!


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