Graffiti Friday #40

MAF-Portland near King,graffiti

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Haring Eggs

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Blogging breaks are inevitable, but eggs always have a way of bringing me back. This year, they are inspired by the wonderful imagery found in Keith Haring’s work, which he cleverly used to draw attention to important issues of the day. The Haring Kids website is filled with lesson plans and ideas if you’re looking for ways to introduce his work to children, and to get them inspired for this project.

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Graffiti Friday #39

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Valentine Sand Art

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This is a fun and easy Valentine craft for kids to make. Now if only I could have photographed these jars without all that glare! 

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Graffiti Friday #38

Pisa-Keith Haring Tuttomondo

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A Planet For Bowie

My favourite Starman died on January 10th, and being a huge fan, it left me feeling rather sad. He was an extraordinary, innovative talent, driven by a healthy dose of curiosity and foresight, ensuring he was always ahead of the game, with an eye to the future. He left his unique mark on music, art, and fashion, and shared with us his fascination for space and planets, which he made reference to throughout his career.

If your children are young, it’s quite likely David Bowie is not on their radar, so consider this a great way to explore the solar system and its wonderful planets… while you play Starman or Space Oddity in the background! For those who loved Bowie’s work, why not make him a glow-in-the-dark planet to go along with the lightening-bolt Bowie-asterism, as a tribute to him.

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Happy Holidays

pumkin Halloween

I became rather attached to one of our pumpkins this year, and with the addition of a santa hat, decided to keep him until Christmas. 

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