Saturday, April 30, 2016

ART - Mix it Up Art Show

Last week my art journal class had their reception for the art show of their work. Here are some of the pieces they did...

This one is all collage done on a large piece of cardboard.
She used drinking straws as the border!

This one is all painted papers except for the background.
The colors just pop in person.

This is zentangles over a magazine face with crazy eyes!

This one is painted papers.

This is all collage. The woman who did it is a fine artist
and is finding it challenging to let go and just play.
I think she did a great job here.

This Victorian Lady is all collage...some napkins, some wrapping papers
and lots of other embellishments.

The artist almost didn't enter this one because she doesn't think it's good!
I love it!!

This piece is all painted papers and is stunning in person. The photo
doesn't do it justice. It simply glows!

This one is done with Sharpies and alcohol.

Lots of embellishments on this one.
Of course, I love the purple!

Again, this is all collage using painted papers 
and magazine images.

She used molding paste to make the flowers.

This was done by another fine artist in my class.
I wish you could see the colors in person. It's gorgeous!

LOVE this one!!

And finally this is one of the collage pieces I have in the show.
All little snippets of magazine images and lots of doodles.

Here I am (squinty eyes and all!) with our Mayor Ledford.
He's such a nice man and comes to all our events.
He is a great support for our senior center.

And this is Karen (L) and Jennifer (R) at the front desk.

HB and I got there early so HB could take photos of all the artwork before people got there and blocked the view. It was a very nice reception but everyone came during the first hour and then it was quiet during the second one. But that's okay because I got to show off all the beautiful art that everyone made in class.

This is part of the article than was on the front page of our local newspaper. It was a very nice write-up and I was even compared to Picasso! That's okay with me!!


  1. so much talent in your classes Janet, and you must be a great teacher to tease all that talent out of your students! very high standard! I read the newspaper clip too . . . much kudos to you!!

  2. Truly complex piece Janet. Nice to see everyone's work and your squinty eyed photo, cute, with Mr. Mayor. xox

  3. Janet, How wonderful! All those pieces by your students (and you) are great. How proud you must be of them. Wonderful write up. You are a "personality" now -- Picasso!

  4. Awesome, Janet!!! ��������

  5. Well, first of all, congratulations on being the front page star! Great photo and that had to be a huge high! All the piece are really remarkable and so individual and diverse. You must have been terribly proud at how they stretched themselves when challenged and created some incredibly complex and thoughtful art. Bravo to you and Team Janet!

  6. Some great art work there. You have to feel a sense of satisfaction that you helped all these ladies get inspired to explore their creativity. I love those 2 faces also, and your collage is terrific. I enjoyed the newspaper article and the photo of you and the Mayor.

    Glad to know you received my e-mail telling you I received yours, etc. Computer problems can be such a pain can't they?

  7. Well, I left a comment but it disappeared so I'll try again. All of these pieces are fabulous. Kudos to the teacher. I have a couple of favs but I wont even say which because they are all wonderful. Nice paper writeup too, MZ. Picasso! Betcha HB is beaming. :)


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