Sunday, December 12, 2010

Graphically Speaking

One of the young Arts on the Block apprentices tweaking her original t-shirt graphic to be used on all shirts for the non-profit. There were many wonderful designs created.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Life of an Artist

I showed my picture books and mixed media fine art during my artist talk to young apprentices at Arts on The Block. I talked about some of the challenges artists face in making a career for themselves in the arts. It's all about maintaining balance in one's life and honoring one's gifts.

Choices for Teens

I worked with a group of youth during college night at the University of Maryland Baltimore College in the Choice Program. Students are mentored by volunteers and participate in art activities. I led a printmaking activity where students carved into styrofoam plates and thick foam shapes and then printing on paper.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Healing Stories for Teens

Yesterday at Arts on the Block I shared two books that I thought would go great with this months theme, " Creative Individuals Who Know and Believe in Themselves and Their Gifts." The book for young adults, Alicia Aftermath, written by author/illustrator Lulu Delacre after her daugther died tragically in a car crash in 2004 shows how spirits can still soar after devastation. The picure book Bird by Zetta Elliot was beautifully written about how a young boy uses drawing as a means to cope with his older brothers addiction and grandfathers death.

A Great Cause

The annual Art Gala and Auction at Centronia was wonderful. So many artists, so many supporters, so little time.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Centronia Silent Auction

Took one of my collages to DC today. It will be apart of a silent auction to benefit Centronia school in DC.