Thursday, November 8, 2012

Medford Switchbox Project

This year, I worked with kids at Columbus Elementary School to design public art on two traffic signal switchboxes in the school neighborhood. Here are the Before and After shots:

Location: Boston Ave. and College Ave. (Before)
Location: Harvard St. and Willis Ave. (Before)
Another shot before cleanup, priming and painting.

Another shot before cleanup, priming and painting.

Harvard & Willis (After)

Harvard & Willis (After)
Boston & College (After)
Boston & College (After)

Aren't they wonderful? The kids are really excited to see their work on permanent public display. The kids worked on the stamps and stencils in the spring and they were completed in August. If you are interested in doing a similar project in your neighborhood, I suggest painting in the spring or fall, when it's not so hot.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sweet Square #1

Hello Friends,

Fall - a new school year for the kiddos, so I feel like I should be productive.

So here's my "Sweet Square" for today. It is a 30-day challenge inspired by Ann Marie, who was inspired by Diandra Mae.

I wanted to try DoInk for a while but found out that they shut down their web app last week =(. Very sad but understandable, since they are directing their energy toward mobile apps.

I searched for a way to make a flip book and found this: The flipbook can be exported to a PDF for printing and making into a paper book! Very neet. They also have other fun toys on their site.

So here's my very rusty animation-try. My wrist is a little sore from piano so I didn't tinker too much. I think the blinking eyes are convincing

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Inspired by the kids

Inspired by a request for crafters at I'm showing you some of the toys I've made in the past few years. The designs come from the girls. Sometimes their drawings are so cute that I want them to become a stuffed animal. My skills are not as developed as Child's Own Studio but some day if I practice enough they will be. =)

Original cat drawings

Pink Cat: Now I can play with you!

Pineapple Alien Monster!

This pink cat is also a hand puppet (copied from a commercial product that had a book attached). We decided it would be fun to dress alike.