It's that time of year when everyone takes in the Berwick Lights along Market Street in Berwick, Pennsylvania. The charming display of Christmas decorations is sure to delight both young and old alike.
Outsider artwork is the term that comes to mind when I look at this cute, little snowman.
In its 65th year, the Berwick Jaycees put on a magnificent Christmas display.
~cover image used with the permission of Connections Magazine~
I'd like to thank everyone at Connections Magazine for choosing my Primitive Snowman With Garland painting for the cover of their December 2011 issue. This is the fourth time that my artwork has been chosen for the cover of Connections Magazine, and I'm truly honored.
To learn more about Connections Magazine and my artwork, click here.
My friend Mary, owner of Home Again, gave me this "snow cream" scented candle made by A Primitive Glow in West Virginia. I'm always picky when it comes to candles because most of them don't deliver when it comes to quality. "Snow cream" is a very robust scent that reminds me of a sugar cookie. This candle definitely delivers when it comes to the scent, so much so that John and I started craving sweets at 10 p.m. last night.
I'm so glad I bought two of the mini hand-poured candles for Christmas gifts. I might just have to go back and buy more.
Fresh, crisp, warm, and inviting are the words that come to mind when I shopped at Home Again this afternoon. Mary, the owner of this lovely store located at 69 Main Street in Luzerne, has a way with decorating and pulling everything together.
Mary has a natural flair for window dressing, and the inside of her store is even that much better.
Around every little corner, you'll find something new.
I picked up some of these adorable hand-poured candles in the luscious "snow cream" scent by the West Virginia company called A Primitive Glow. Thanks for the large candle, Mary! I can't wait to fire that baby up. It's sitting on my desk right now.
~A pinecone in the warm glow~
~A lonely, little pinecone lying on its side~
~The smile of a primitive snowman just hanging out~
Teaching students about the primary colors is a great way to introduce them to Dutch artist PietMondriaN (1872 -1944). To learn more about Mr. Mondrian, click here.
I've used this art project for students in kindergarten through college. It doesn't matter what age they are, the students automatically take a liking to this project.
Of course, students always put their own spin on things. And that's the beauty of art. The artwork above shows one of my students who titled her piece Give a Hand to Piet Mondrian. Now there's a creative thinker.
The piece of artwork above is a miniature Mondrian. The student titled this piece Mini Mondrian.
The artwork above incorporates a little bit of patriotism into the picture. Notice the red, white, and blue background.
In the style of Piet Mondrian, Yves Saint Laurent created his "Mondrian" day dress in 1965. See more about that here. So, what have you seen lately in the style of Piet Mondrian?