Sunday, March 18, 2012

My art room is like a cat hospital

A cat hospital filled with unfinished kitties - waiting for whiskers and noses,
eyes, and some patterns, and a little TLC.
It's kind of like Edward Scissorhands - their Creators have gone home for the weekend and left them incomplete, banding together to fend for themselves against the elements. Poor kitties.

Or maybe just waiting for a pat on the head or a rub on the tummy.
But this one is not made out of papier-mache.

And now for a little more art room crazies - here's the next step with that shredded paper I showed you. We are mixing it with papier-mache goo ("dog drool") till the paper breaks down and becomes clay-like. Fun, fun, fun....

And a tower of teddy bear chairs in-progress obliterating my word wall. On Monday 2nd graders will complete their construction so we can begin painting them later in the week.

And then, today, Saturday, I poured OJ and milk at our annual Teachers Association sponsored free community pancake breakfast, and then helped direct kids to transform an old flat into something useable for the grade 5-8 musical production of Cinderella, coming soon. I'll add something that looks like framing on the window when the stones are dry. The kids did a good job, but boy oh boy, the kids looked like a mess when they were done!


  1. What a busy lady you are these days! Absolutely love your cats and am amazed that you have storage space for all of 'em!

    1. The think is, Nancie Kay, that I DON'T actually have enough storage space. Projects are under tables, on top of my paper cutter, on top of every cabinet, in boxes, lined up in the hallway during the school, EVERYWHERE. If I'd hung a clothesline this year, I swear cats would be hanging from their tails! Many years ago I shared a tiny room w/a music teacher - we flipped rooms at lunchtime - the art room became a music room while I traveled to another building. I'd hang papier-mache masks from a clothesline in the room, and then they'd drip all over the heads of the kids doing movement stuff in music class. Oops. Luckily the music teacher and I were good friends and worked it all out.

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    1. Oh my goodness; an actual piece of a photo of an actual readlperson!!!!! Thanks for sharing, Mr. R!

    2. I meant REAL person. oops again.

  3. Those cats are totally awesome! And please post pics of the Cinderella set when it's finished- we did Cinderella last year and the set was a huge pain in the you-know-what, but was totally worth it in the end:

  4. :) Now that's what an art room SHOULD look like!!! Stuffed with creativity :)