I just got home from St. Petersburg, Florida. According to Atherholt (2016), St. Pete is ranked #1 as "America's Arts Destination for mid-sized cities, surpassing Charleston, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and more." While there I visited the Chihuly Museum, The Dali Museum, and the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. Even the hotel we stayed at was filled with art by Dali. It was an Art Educator's dream! Below are a few of the pictures I took.
As we have traveled this summer I have been on the look out for interesting art. On our trip to Asheville, NC, I saw the wall hanging (pictured below) at a coffee shop. The roosters in a nearby gift shop reminded me of my upcoming fifth grader that loves to draw chickens. The pottery and the angel were at the Biltmore Mansion.
While we were in San Diego we went to an art festival and I visited the Blick Art store. I especially liked the art made from recycled surfboards.
It is hard to believe that summer vacation has come to an end. I started my summer by getting a new puppy. His name is Bruno and he is a French Bulldog. He only weighted 8 pounds when I brought him home. Now he is 18 pounds and growing fast! We took him with us to Tennessee and stayed in a mountain cabin with my family. We have been going to dog obedience school and learning all the things that puppies need to know.
I also attended an art class through University of Florida and participated in an art education conference and training. I am excited about everything I learned and look forward to sharing the lesson plans I have put together for this school year.
CALLING all FBCS students -- former students -- teachers
It's a 30 day drawing challenge for the summer.
For the next 30 days, create art once a day. Whether it's sketching, drawing, painting...whatever, follow each day's challenge and see what happens. That's it! At the end of the challenge, you should be able to look back on 30 pieces of works that speak about your life. Hopefully you will feel better about yourself as an artist and what you've accomplished.
It doesn't have to be a masterpiece.
Start today, start tomorrow -- the goal is 30 drawings over the summer.
It doesn't have to be on art paper. It can be in a notebook.
This is for fun!
So easy and I think it's going to be a blast!
Feel free to share your artwork on my FaceBook page :)
Here is something you can do with your friends --- A drawing website that allows you to virtually connect and draw together while you are apart! According to the website --
Draw it Live is a free application that allows you to work together with other people to draw in real time. You simply create a whiteboard and share its URL to allow other people to join in. No password is required, and no special plugins are required. Just click on the link, type in your name, and start drawing and chatting with your friends.
Here's a photo of my first drawing....