Thursday, May 31, 2012

candlestick diy.

These candlesticks are a perfect example of how painting something can make such a transformation!  Remember that teal table?  I used some of the leftover paint that I had from that, and when the paint was dry I rubbed specific areas with sandpaper.

sweet summer.

I look through my instagrams from the past month and way too many of them look like this.  My June challenge... take pictures of things that aren't so sweet.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


I had a great year teaching elementary art- but am off to teach high school again next year and am pretty excited for what lies ahead. Here's a few images I took while wrapping up this year!
These cloud creations were done by my special ed students with the bottle caps we had left over from the mural!

one of my 4th graders gesture drawings of their classmates

Watercolor of the school that I painted as a gift

Friday, May 18, 2012


My recent creations for my sweet friends...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

art show.

only a few more days left at school! Here's some photos from the art show we had back in March...
4th grade Paper Collage Self Portraits

5th grade Abstract Color Scheme Paintings
2nd grade Line Drawing Self- Portraits

1st grade aliens and 4th grade shoe line drawings
3rd grade watercolor self-portraits
5th grade self portraits
3rd grade Alien Eyes  I got the idea for these from here
1st grade paper sculptures

1st grade self- portraits
Still Life 2nd-4th grade
Texture Pizzas-kindergarten
Kindergarten Self-Portraits
And of course our bottle cap mural was revealed that evening!

Monday, May 14, 2012

teal table

When I first laid eyes on this table, I knew it had potential.  With the ornate detail, I knew that with the right paint color this table could truly have a transformation.  My grandmother actually gave me this table, and YES.. she knew I had the intention of painting it!
What it was BEFORE....
I mixed up my own teal/turquoise color and painted the inset of the table navy.   
And then sanded it in strategic areas once it was dry to give a slightly distressed look...


Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Today I've posted over on my new photography blog! Morgan Corbett Photography.. check it out!