Monday, October 18, 2010

New blogs on my blog roll

*This photo has nothing to do with this post. I just like having a photo to start, and so I thought I'd share this picture of fence posts carved by my grandfather. Unfortunately the fence no longer exists, though we had a lot of fun searching for it. I'll write more about the fence and my grandfather's carvings some other time.

Here's what I really wanted to post about:
I want to point out some blogs I've recently added to my list of "Art Blogs I Like". Check them out! You can link to them by finding their most recent post on the blog roll to the the right, or from the links I'm adding in this post.

First, a brand new blog called "We Heart Art" that I discovered earlier today, with just one post so far, a really nice art project, and now with one follower (me!).

* I received a comment at the bottom of this post, about ANOTHER blog also called "We Heart Art" (great minds think alike?). I just checked it out, and there's some awesome stuff there - don't know why I haven't caught up with it before - but anyhow, here's the link:

And then there's the really fun-to-read "Art Teachers Hate Glitter" at This may be my favorite reading recently, as she has me laughing out loud with every new post. The blog has been around since January, longer than mine, but I just discovered it and I love her take-no-prisoners attitude. The blogger, who goes by the name "One Blonde Girl" says the things that many of us think but don't have the guts to put in writing. Kudos to her!

Here's another new blog, just started in September: So far it seems like a really intelligent blog, with a strong approach to teaching art. Or maybe I like the fact that the blogger, in her photo, seems to look a lot like me with short white hair. Yeah.

Maybe you've already been reading this blog that I recently added: I think everyone discovered it before me, perhaps?

And I'd like to share this blog by my niece, who is a mover and shaker in the alternative DIY community. She was the force behind the film Handmade Nation and the companion book, that chronicled the growing community of do-it-yourself crafters. She's now working on another film, this one about sign painters. Here's the link to her blog, which is always rich with images of the amazing places she's been, most recently Bali:

And finally, a while back I made a promise to pass on the website for an Etsy shop, that belongs to an art teacher who taught a fabulous workshop I attended a couple of years ago. It's taken me a long time, longer than it should have, for me to post this for you, but anyhow, here it is: .


  1. Hi Phyl, I'm still thinking 'bout the corral reef post! I also have an award waiting for you on my Cottage Garden quilter blog. Hope you'll be able to pop over to accept it.

  2. hi there! ironically, my blog is also called "we heart art"---but there are more projects. take a looksie! thanks!

  3. Can't wait to hear more about that wonderful fence!

  4. Oh, thank you for introducing us to Art Teachers Hate Glitter. I love it!

  5. I just got back from a long weekend in the desert to see your newest post. First, I LOVE the fencepost. What a shame it no longer exists. Also, thanks for the mention. I had fun looking at all the new websites you cited. And, indeed, yeah for white hair (I started getting mine in my 20's!!)

  6. Thanks for linking to my blog! I also love art teachers hate glitter. :)

  7. Hi! Thanks for all of the new ideas to add to my blog list. Feel free to check out mine as well! :)
    -Jessica Balsley
    the Art of Education

  8. Visiting from Kathy's Cottage Garden Quilter.

    Thanks for sharing the pics of the 'coral reef'.

  9. Thanks so much for sharing me! It makes me feel to good to know that I can bring some humor into other people's lives. Oh, and in response to your questions, Elizabethtown and two years at AuSable Forks Elementary. Also spent a year in Saratoga Springs.

  10. Wow, Blonde Girl, that's my neighborhood. I grew up in Saratoga, have been teaching in Chestertown for many years, and before that in Peru, just down the road from Plattsburgh. But you'd know that since AuSable is just a skip down the road.

    As for the fencepost, I promise to do a complete post on my Grandfather probably this coming weekend. There's much more to share.

  11. Thanks for the shout out! I saw the other blog AFTER I made my blog. I thought I was a genius for coming up with such a clever name but I guess we are both are geniuses!

  12. Thanks for gathering these all together. I'm going to check them all out.

    Looking forward to the Grandpa post.