Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Amazing Art Kids at The Wizard of Art

I don't think I've posted the kids' art since summer! And, I have to say, it's been nice to teach there on a more consistent schedule, and really get to know the kids better, as well as their art. 

Here are some of my faves, since fall. 

La Tour Eiffel by Moonlight 
Watercolor, watercolor pencil and ink on paper

By Shelby, 10 
sweetheart and more talented than she knows! 
(Wait til you see her next piece!)

Oh, and here's a little fun music to go with the kids …

Still life with Roses 
Pastel on Paper

Deanna, 6 
Matisse enthusiast and storyteller

Still Life Narrative: Story of Tragic Transgender Teen
(No, I'm not making that up. 
She had a whole beautifully detailed story 
written around this piece.)
Charcoal and Pastel on Paper

McKenna, 13 
Artistic soul, got into all 6 high schools to which she applied, 
including the Los Angeles School of the Arts, her school of choice

Girl with Blue Orb 
Oil on Canvas

Talia, 17 (just turned 18) 
Beyond brilliant, and off to Brown University in the Fall

Godzilla and the Chevy 
Pastel and charcoal pencil on paper

Simon, 8
Imaginative and unique, also a beekeeper

Monochrome Monarch 
Charcoal tone drawing

Jessica, 9
A little funny and bright butterfly, 
practical joker, and my little buddy

Landscape Meadow with Oak Trees
Watercolor on Paper

Juliette, 10 
Energetic and excited watercolor enthusiast, 
(this was her first!) also fluent in French.

Still Life Interior by a Window View
Pastel on Paper

Jaffe, 6
Snacker and visionary colorist

I found I could say things with color and shapes 
that I couldn't say any other way-
Things I had no words for.
~Georgia O'Keeffe

Cupcake Creation with Chocolate Sprinkles
Acrylic on Canvas

Keya, 13
Sensitive, talented, and totally boy crazy

Seascape Inspired by Book Cover 
Acrylic on Canvas

Tessa, 11 
Humorist, jokester, matchmaker 
and paints water like no body's business

Mountain Landscape with Lake 
Watercolor on paper

Eva Luna, 10
Watercolorist extraordinaire, future public speaker 
and fellow matchmaker with best friend Tessa

It's not just about creativity,
it is about the person you're becoming 
while you're creating.
~Charlie Peacock

This Sunday is our yearly exhibition "Wiz Works," of all the kids art. If you are in LA, you should come by! It's from 2-6:00pm 1947 Hillhurst, in Los Feliz.

Hope you are all of to a great week!
Blessings and light!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spectacular Spring at Descanso Gardens! Part 3 ~ Waltz of the Flowers

Here's the final installment from my visit to Descanso Gardens! I really did go crazy photographing the flowers. So much fun! I was blissed out! (and blessed out)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the visit!

The Camellia Garden

Oh yes, music Maestro! 

The only limits you have
are the limits
you believe.
~Wayne Dyer

Although we may not be aware
of what is "moving the checker,"
life has a purpose,
and each step of our journey
has something to teach us."
~Wayne Dyer

Our original nature is love,
and service to others.
~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
"I Can See Clearly Now."

Off on a dark, foresty, side path …

See the Beauty in Everything.
As you awaken to your divine nature,
you'll begin to appreciate beauty
in everything you see,
touch, and experience.
~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

The Rose Garden

Anonymously perform acts of kindness,
expecting nothing in return, 
not even a thank-you.
The universal all-creating Spirit 
responds to acts of kindness 
with the response:
"How may I be kind to you.?
~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

There is a secret garden 
where miracles and magic abound,
and it's available to anyone
who makes the choice to visit there.
~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Let the world know why you're here,
and do it with passion.
~Dr. Wayne Dyer

To go to Dr. Wayne Dyer's website, click here.

Hope you are all having 
a beautiful week!

Blessings and light!