Monday, December 31, 2012

Jumping Both Feet In..

Well we did it..  My wife and I did it...  We started are Etsy store (well it is really my Etsy store)  I make all the art work she just does all the writing for me.  If you have read my blog before you know me and grammar dont get along. So my shop called Paper Cuts and Grooves. My store will have paper cuts that I do of things. I started paper cutting lasted February, but started really getting into it in last few months.  I was doing alot of family trees which I dont have up on the shop yet, but will be coming soon (must likely tomorrow night).  But Please go over and check out what I have so for.
Thanks So Much for the support.  And remember please stay tuned in for more..

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

You all were wrong

I told all of you. I just new it. The sweater purse was a big hit. She loved it thought it was the funniest thing ever. She said it is much cuter as a purse than a sweater. So like I said before. You all better get your orders in.

Monday, December 17, 2012

December cupcake battle

Well this month was hot chocolate. It wasn't just sub post to taste like chocolate but hot chocolate. This was a busy morning so I didn't get a picture of the ones I took to the judges. But there are the picture of the cupcakes.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Smart Fab. What to do.

Ok everyone. We have a big roll of white smart fab. We are coming up with a few great things. But what are you all doing with it. I know Mr. E and Philly from there is a dragon in my room. I will let you all know what we do with it.

Friday, December 7, 2012

5th grade one point perspective under the sea

Well this is another great pinterest finds and also a spin on one point perspective. We did the drawing in pencil. Then outline in sharpie. It keep my 5th graders guessing what it was going to be until we painted all blue. Some of the figured it out. Then we draw sea life and colored that in with color pencil and glued them on. It was something different then the city.

Well like I said I found this on pinterest, but here is the link from where it really came from.
Thanks so much Chani for the great project

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Elf on the shelve ver. #1

Well ok here is my first version of the Elf on the shelve. I will have another elf coming soon. The only thing is different is the shelve will be 3d.
We started working on the background we made a picture frame. I had the students put what ever they want in the frame. Then we made lines for the wallpaper. Then we made the shelve where are wonderful elf sits. We just used construction paper for the elf. The students really liked making it because it seem they they all have an elf at home.

Friday, November 30, 2012

The city in the sky

Well i did this for the first time with my 2nd grader. We talked about the intermediate colors. They thought it was cool how you could do that with the paint. But when it came time for them to do it that was whole another story. Instead of kids just pulling the paint in on direction they were pulling and pushing. So I must try this again with an older class. But some of them did a great job designing there city/castle in the sky.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The hated sweater.

Ok I have this sweater my wife really hates. I have had this sweater for many years. So I thought it was about time to get ride of it. But being the me and I can turn just about nothing into something. I figure I would start working on a Xmas gift for my wife. So I know she never looks at my blog so i would share this with all of you. The hated sweater has now became a brand new purse for her. I cut up the sweater and got out the sewing machine and made this wonderful purse she is going to love/hate.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The cupcake battle is on

Ok I know this is not art stuff but who doesn't live cupcakes right. Well I started something new this year at my school it is the cupcake battle and it will be happening once a month. Two people will make cupcake to a theme that I am in charge of and the 3 judges will pick a winner. Then winner will go on to the next round. October was popcorn. So here are the two cupcakes.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

3d spooky houses

My student love that there houses pop out of the paper and they were 3d.

3d scarecrows

Ok first of all this was a pinterest find. We took a 12"x18" blue paper and painted the corn. Then used different colored bags for the heads. My 1st grader did some cutting and gluing which is good. I have gotten a lot of comments from the staff on how cut they are. So here they are over and out

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Zoomed in on pumpkins

Ok I found this somewhere not how I found it, but I know I found it on a blog I think it was chuck and crayon (I will double check on that and get the link for everyone). Anyway I really enjoyed how they look. So this is how I did it first I had my student draw a whole pumpkins. Then we made a view finder and the student got to pick what the thought was the must fun to draw. Then I showed them how to make there drawing bigger (zooming in on the pumpkin). We colored them in with oil pastels.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My classroom has been invaded

I got a new book a few weeks ago "Aliens in underpants save the world". So my classroom has been invaded way aliens. I did this project with my Kinders since it was a new I did it a few different ways. We work on Lines, patterns and a other thing depending on how it was done. I know when I do it again I will do it different. The kids love the story about the aliens in there underpants they thing it is funny.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mummy on the move.

We have a new addiction to my house last night the mummy on the move. He is just like that elf on the shelve. My wife and I made up a great story for him and where he goes at night. It is going to be fun, Halloween is my favorite holiday.
I first saw the mummy on Pinterest. It wasn't hard to make old wire that I had around the house and cut up white sheet. I can't wait to see what the mummy is moving to in my house

Friday, September 28, 2012

Pete the cat is rockin in his shoes

Well over the summer I found out about Pete the Cat. So this year I tried something new with my 2nd graders. We drew Pete with a pencil then trace with a black crayon. We also drew an instruments. Then the student painted Pete in they got to use any color. Also I found some shoe on internet and they painted them how they liked.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dot day update

Well here are some of my student work. They really enjoyed using the tape a lot.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Who knew.

So I went to lunch today with the other art teacher. And she show me these Campbell's soup can marking 50 year of Andy Warhol art work. They are souper cool. I am going to have an get some of my own. You all should rush out and get yours today.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

4th grade op art

Ok I know that everyone has seen this before a million times. But I want to show all of you anyway.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Dot day.

Well we are celebrating international dot day. My 5th graders are making different types of dots using colored masking tape. That has been sitting around the art room for a few years. The kids love using the tape. I will be post more pics as they get them done.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Ferris color wheel

Well I posted a week ago about all of that cardboard like stuff that I have. Anyway I came up with one a good way to use it. I was teaching colors/color wheel to my 1st graders. I tossed around many ways to do this project. I seem to change it up every year. So after many tosses I came up with the ferris color wheel. The kids like it because you can spin it around.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Crayon glue gun???

My wife found on pinterest today using a glue gun and putting crayon where the glue stick would go. And as you can imagine the gun glue melts the crayon and you can make a painting from melted crayons. I have never seen this before. So have any of you done this before??? I might have to try it out.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Oh my

I final made 100 followers. Thanks you so much to all of you. And please continue to say tune in for more of the mess.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ok I need some help.

Ok many years ago I go all of this stuff. It is like cardboard or even a thick mat board. It is shiny on one side. I have used it for odds and ends stuff, but does anyone have any great ideas for this stuff I would love to hear them. Thanks.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

1st day of my 10th year

Well it was the 1st day of my 10th year of teaching. Really looking forward to this year. I got my own art room for the first time. Plus I don't have to travel but I do have to teach more technology classes which is fun.

So with me in my room I plan on doing a bunch of new thing. Really looking forward to make messy with all of my students.

So please everyone stay tune in to see what I come up with next.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

New room coming along

Well here is what I have done so far. Is have a lot of work to do.

360 room pic so far.

Well here is my room as of right now. Still have a lot of work to do. But I wanted to share with you all. Click on the link to see.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


I just download a new app for my phone. It is so cool. I am going to be able to show my room in 360•. So the next time I am at school I will try it out. The only thing I am not sure how to upload it to the blog yet. But i have time. Wish me luck

More new room.

New room

Thursday, July 5, 2012

"flower toast"

So my daughter woke up this morning from a busy night of 4 of julying. In the past few weeks we taught her how to make her own toast with us watching her. So today the bread was done toasting, and she like to put peanut butter on it.  But today she was asking for more stuff.  So I let her do what ever saw wanted. She told me she make "flower toast". Here is her recipe for "flower toast" 1 price of bread toasted Peanut butter spread on it A few dashes of cinnamon And honey nut O's to make the flower After that enjoy.  

Monday, June 11, 2012

Well I have made it to the big time. I have been nominated

Well I woke up this morning and checked my email, and to my shocked eyes I earned a nomination for the Most Fascinating Blog of 2012. Which I am very excited about getting nominated, but first of all I couldnt have gotten this nomination with out all of you all (my follower and readers). I would like to thank all of you for taking the time and tuneing in to find out what is going on in my messy art room.
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Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer Vaka

Even though I been out of school for 2 weeks now. My vaka can finally start just finish a one week of fun summer school. So now what to do. Well now that I time I am going to rebuild my pc and try to do a full upgrade on it. I have a few family trees to make for some people. I know that I have to make something for the creative challenge for someone. Now sure what I am going to do for that yet. Also I might start a food blog but I am not sure about that one yet. If I do that I will let all of you know. To all of you out there enjoy your summer.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Art room update 2

Art room update

Just another view. Here one picture of how my room is starting to come together. I can't wait to get in there and get my interior design on. Hahahah.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Big New

Well I have know this for a while now but haven't told any of you yet. It only took 10 years but I will be getting my very own and brand new art room next year. I am very excited about. I can wait to get in there and start decorating it. I a lot of wonder thought and ideas for it... Also other big news I don't have to travel next year. So I get to stay in one building. Yeah for me. I will be posting pictures of my room. Later when I get in it. So please stay tune in.

Ugh. Blogger.

Ok everyone I am a bit upset. I know that blogger is using a new interface now and I don't like it. If you have read my earlier post my computer bit the dust so all I am using is iPad and iPhone to do all my blogging. Well I try to edit my blog last night and everytime I did that it would delete my post. I am not happy. Ugh. Is anyone else having this problem? Or is it just me. Let me know. Thanks.
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