For years, I've dreamed of being an elementary school art teacher. I just think that would be the coolest job! I've actually researched getting a second master's degree in Art Education but have not had any luck finding a program that will accept me. It doesn't appear to matter that I've already earned one bachelor's degree, one master's degree, and have more than twenty years' teaching experience. In order to be accepted into every program I've researched, you must have a bachelor's degree in Studio Art. We self taught artists are apparently not talented enough. Phooey.
So instead, I have to get my fix seeing what my girls do at school and through Mermaids and Mamas. Livvie created that awesome tree painting above. It's hard to see in the scan, but it's actually pretty textural. She first painted the background stripes and then painted the three background trees. From there, she drew the fuller trees on other paper, painted them, cut them out and collaged them to her painting. The topmost branches are free floating. Sarah did the landscape below. It was a bit large to fully fit on my scanner, but I love how she's shown depth of field here!
Speaking of Mermaids and Mamas, we are in our last few weeks of registration! If you have some young ladies in your life, we'd love for you to join us. Hop over here for all the details.