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so, besides doing portraits, teaching private art lessons, and making my own art, i also do a line of kid art using hand prints and foot prints. i like to call them "printworks." you can see finished examples on my website here or on my facebook page here. this past sunday, my friends in waxahachie hosted a party for me and here is the stuff i need to finish.
i didn't even get all of it this picture, hence my wording "up to my eyeballs!" and, i can't forget that other full-time job i have of at-home wife and mother.
my boys are only 6 and 4, so this time of year i also have that all important 3rd full-time job, otherwise known as "santa's helper." no worries...i can do it all. right???
i'll leave you with one more thing before i go. last week i posted a cute upcycled lightbulb santa tutorial. you can click here to see it. my art students are still working on these, but one has finished so i thought i would show you. this one is by carly age 11.
carly always likes to do her own thing over here, which i love. she made hers in to mrs. claus. she wasn't sure about how to give her hair. i tossed her a thing of gray yarn and told her to figure it out. and figure it out she did! i think she was so clever in how she chose to wind it. here's the top.
like i said, so clever! i told you it was a good problem-solving exercise.
so, i'm going back to painting now. wishing you a joyous and creative holiday season!