I just got back to my computer after a week or so of being away. I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MANY POSTS I HAVE TO LOOK OVER. I don't want to skim them because I might miss some terrific ideas, so it is going to take me awhile to get caught up.
However, I do want to thank 2 sites that sent me a Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you to Joanna at We Heart Art (check out her blog here). I especially liked her stamped branches on her Apr. 7 post and am planning to adapt that technique for a project this coming month. Thanks also to the Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School here for the same award!! Check out their posts on cats.
After thanking and responding to the blogger who nominates you, the other part of this award is agreeing to share 10 blog sites that you have recently discovered and then to share 7 things about yourself.
So, here are some Art blog sites that I have recently started following:
1. Art Dish, click here.
2. Art on the Move, click here.
3. Imagine, Explore, Create (actually I have followed this one for awhile) here.
4. Lines, Dots & Doodles, click here.
5. Outside the Lines Young Artists' Studio, click here.
6. Shine Brite Zamorano, click here.
7. Suffield Elementary Art Blog!, click here.
8. The Art Room, click here.
9. Texas Art Teacher, click here.
10 Happily Ever After - An Art Teacher's Fairy Teal, click here.
The last blog award I got, I think I got a bit wordy with the 7 things about me, so this time I am going to be very brief!!
1. I am completing my first year of official retirement(after 40 years of teaching) -- I am now the volunteer who teaches art 2 days a week at my school -- SO FUN!!!!!
2. I am currently engrossed in the NBA playoffs. I live in California, so you can guess my team!!
3. I am in the middle of crocheting a granny square quilt in Spring colors.
4. Reading is a passion.
5. My mom has been going through recent eye surgeries, so I have been called into duty as "the driver" and companion. We've had some good moments re-bonding!!
6. I am still loving the Sketchbook Challenge - check out my sidebar for details.
7. My month with Kindergarteners is coming up. It has been awhile since I've taught this age and I am looking forward to it!