Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

What the HECK is BlackCatTips?

I love finding new artists to teach my students about each year.  I found out about Atlanta Artist Kyle "Black Cat Tips" Brooks and fell in love with his fun art!  
What the heck is BlackCatTips?
A BlackCatTips is a painter and muralist. A BlackCatTips is a poet and a thinker— a teller of tales. A BlackCatTips is Kyle Brooks, a streetfolk artist from way down in the American South.
In addition to his studio and mural work, Brooks creates street poems and whimsical roadside art installations. With his brush, bright colors and a few found materials, he paints the world happy.
Brooks lives in Arabia Mountain USA, Georgia with his pretty wife and baby boy son. He also likes hot drinks, biscuit houses and growing orchids. (
Kyle also has written and illustrated a book called Smile A While! Looks pretty cool!

Here is a great video on Kyle.  Click HERE!

Kyle seems like a cool guy that does cool art.  After talking a little about Kyle and seeing his art, I had the 6th graders put their spin on "Blackcattips" and make some art.


Loved this colorful project!  So glad that I ran across Kyle Brooks.  He seems like a delight!



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