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June 5th, 2013

Ran across this site today to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest paperdoll chain. So how could we not do it for Woogie Wednesday? We’ll be working on them this week and post them next Wednesday. Want to join us? Click here for your print out and start creating. Would love to see what you come up with!!

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blue portrait
May 29th, 2013

Today we took a sketch that the Woog drew a few weeks back that I really loved and made a mixed media painting.

We talked about Picasso’s Blue Period for inspiration.

Laying out our drawing and materials on canvas:

The finished product:

I made a tobacco stick frame from my grandparent’s farm and now it’s on permanent display in the dining room:

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It’s Back!!
May 28th, 2013

Back by popular “demand” Woogie Wednesdays in some sort of fashion will be back this summer and we’ll have a little help from a new set of hands. Not sure if we’ll be doing a project every Wednesday or work on one throughout the week and post on Wednesdays but check in every Wednesday this summer! To see all our past projects from 2007-2011 click here.

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“Spa-art” party
July 11th, 2011

We did out Woogie Wednesday on Thursday last week but I’m just now getting to post about it. I invited the Woog to a “spa-rt” (spa + art) party. I made her this invitation:

Afterwards, she made me this (I love her cucumber):

I somewhat decorated my bedroom all spa like, had mood lighting and music planning (mainly the new Selena Gomez album she downloaded earlier in the day). We touched up our hair from a few weeks ago, put on masks, put cucumbers on our eyes and painted our tone nails. I went with red and she went with red, white and blue.

Afterwards we finished it all up with a relaxing sketching session which we drew portraits of each other during our “spa-rt.”

Here’s her’s of me:

Here’s mine of her:

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tie-dye fun
June 3rd, 2010

A tie-dye kit was in the “summer fun kit” I gave the Woog at the end of the year and told her she’d get one at the end of every school year to keep her busy all summer. She’s been wanting a tie-dyed dress for a while, so yesterday we made one. The colors on the shirt and hat turned out really vibrant, but the dress wasn’t as bright and I wished it would be. I’m sure the fabric type had something to do with it.

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starry night
March 24th, 2010

This week, the hero of the week in the Woog’s class is Vincent van Gogh, so we did a little Woogie Wednesday project to learn more about him. Starry Night is my favorite piece of his (and the Woog’s too!) so we took the project outside and used sidewalk chalk to recreate the work on the deck.

In progress:


*I’m still having some blog issues since moving this entire site over to WordPress so bare with me. The comments are wacky at the moment and hopefully I will be able to get them all squared away and acting right again.

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Ice Ornaments
January 8th, 2010

One of my New Years resolutions this year was to get back on track with making art with the Woog. It is freezing here and it snowed so we probably won’t venture out for a few days. Yesterday morning we did a quick project and made ice ornaments. She used a collection of colored beads, paper and glitter while I mixed together some previous work illustrations.

making hers:

making mine:

setting them out to freeze:

on display:

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Girly Bee
March 25th, 2009

Today the Woog wanted to make a bumble bee so I started out with a sketch this time which was totally art directed by her. It need to be a girl and hove make-up:

She started out painting and stamping some paper:

And then decided to play cowgirl and left the rest up to me. I did 2-D work on the body and then added various 3-D elements. Here’s how it turned out:

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I am special
February 25th, 2009

Finally, a snippet of what we worked on last week. Last Thursday it was the Woog’s turn for a “I am special” board at Mother’s Day Out. The Parents put them together and then the kids share it with their friends to learn more about them. This is just a small area of the board since it included pictures of friends and family members and I don’t want to post their images online without their knowledge. She did help a little with the board but mainly helped with the art direction of it all. I think it turned out really cute and will be a great keepsake for her. I think it kind of scared the other mothers into thinking that they had to do the same. I’m going to get in so much trouble when the Woog starts doing science projects!

Today’s WW didn’t really happen because she found an old toy she had forgotten about and played with it ALL morning. Maybe next week!

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February 19th, 2009

We did work on a Woogie Wednesday yesterday, but didn’t finish it until last night and she took it to school with her today. I’ll try and show it if she brings it all home.

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