Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lickin Good Donuts

Everything about doughnuts is fun!  Doughnut is just a fun word to say.  Doughnuts are very yummy to eat.  The second graders absolutely love drawing and painting doughnuts.
We have posted on doughnuts a few years ago.  Have a look Click HERE.
The kids drew doughnuts with oil pastels.
The kids used watercolor paint to finish off the doughnuts.
Lookie, Lookie!
As I was trying to find a song that related to doughnuts, I ran across Juice Newton and giggled out loud.  I had totally forgotten about Juice Newton.  Had you?  Have a listen, folks!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cents and Sensibility with our WaY-sUpEr-CoOl new Penny Threshold

Last summer we enclosed our porch. The wooden flooring is from an industrial plant in Tennessee. We laid the floor but it was next to our stained concrete floor. We weren't sure what to do with the threshold. So, we waited until we got inspired. Well, pennies were the answer.
How to links:
This is the finished product.
Step one was using Welbond and gluing each individual penny down. No, we didn't have a pattern. Can you find Big Ben? We used the machine last summer in London and made one. I think we used about $13.00 in pennies.
Welbond is drying.
Our bowl full of pennies.
Once the Welbond dried, we were able to use the Fusion Pro black grout.
Another angle of the flooing.
Close up with grout.
Georgia is waiting on us to start.
Laying out the pennies to get an idea of what it would look like.
Roy and Frida getting ready to supervise our new project. 
Thanks for stopping by. What projects do you have for the summer? Comment or message us as we would love to hear all about it!


Monday, May 29, 2017

My Mother is "THUMB-BODY" Speical ( Artsy Mother's Day Gift)

Have you ever heard of Molly's Print?
If not, check out link below:
Here is a link about this bracelet and the story behind why they were originally made:

 Susanne Georgi faced a difficult time when her daughter, Molly, was born prematurely.  Looking for something to bring forward feelings of hope, she turned to a jewelry designer friend and requested to have Molly’s fingerprint turned into a piece of jewelry.  And that led to the start of a new jewelry line, Molly’s Print.

At times, Georgi wasn’t sure if Molly was going to “make it through to the other side” and she was looking for something that could help her hold on.  She was looking for something to reassure her and bring her hope when she requested the jewelry from her friend Cristina Ricci, who’s now the creative designer with the company.

After the piece had been created for Georgi, the two decided to see if others would be interested in creating their own fingerprint jewelry pieces.  The line quickly took off.

 The process for having a piece created is simple.  First, a fingerprint is taken using traditional fingerprint ink.

Then, a picture of the fingerprint is sent to the company where it is examined before being used to create a one-of-a-kind piece.

Each fingerprint is handmade and 100 percent unique.

Georgi still sees the fingerprint jewelry pieces as signs of hope: “Every time I look at Molly’s and my other daughter Shelly’s fingerprint, it reminds me of every crisis you can actually overcome.”
Molly is alive and well today, being described by her mother as “a little fighter.”

A few other links:

This is a print of my mother's thumb. You see, she has Alzheimer's. What is Alzheimer's?
My daughter, wanted to give me something this past Mother's Day that I could have forever. A piece of my mom. She and Left Brain (Husband) decided to order  a bracelet for me. It is one of the sweetest gifts that I could have ever received. Yes, tears were shed. All I could think about is what great parents I have. They were definitely role models who taught us about having good character.
Yes, I am feeling blessed for many reasons.
 Here are my parents this past weekend at our daughter's graduation. Much love for that photo.
Thanks, Mary Frances! You are one fantastic young lady.
Special thanks to your daddy - He has a big heart and you have inherited that trait too!

Huge shout out to Kenny Chesney - you nailed this song about your dad. I can so relate.
About this song: In November 2011, my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. From that day forward, I was determined he would not forget me ... or I him. Kenny Chesney 's While He Still Knows Who I Am is exactly where I am right now, unscripted. A tribute to all who are living with and dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Getting Skulled with Georgia O'Keeffe

Fifth Grade ended the year with Georgia O'Keeffe cow skulls.  I borrowed some real cow skulls from my art teacher friend, Laura Harrison.  I placed the skulls on the table.  The kids were amazed with the skulls.  I never thought cow skulls would be such a bit hit.
Show the kids a video about Georgia O'Keeffe. (Click here for video)
The kids draw cow skulls with pencil.
The kids use oil black oil pastel to outline the skull.
The kids painted with watered down tempera paint.

I love this project.  The kids loved this project.  Maybe you should give it a try?

At the end of the year, the kids are tired.  You gotta push it.  Keep the art going.  Here's Salt-N-Pepa showing you how to do it the best.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Blue Dogs, Pink Dogs, Green Dogs, and Waffles?

Say wha?
I love Blue Dog.  Who doesn't?  I decided that I wanted 4th grade to end their school year with a Blue Dog project.  We have posted on Blue Dog in the past.  Click HERE to see more Blue Dog posts.
Kids look at some of George Rodrigue's work.
Kids draw Blue Dog.
Kids paint Blue Dog and the background any way they would like.
Have a look!
As you read, you may be thinking what is up with waffles?  
Here is how the waffles came into the art room.
My boss came to me and said that the new Waffle House boss from across the street had contacted him.  Anyway, I got in contact with the Waffle House boss, Jason.  Jason wanted me to bring some artwork over and hang on his walls at the Waffle House.  He wanted his customers to vote on what they thought was the best art project by kids.
I thought this sounded like a pretty good idea.
I had these Blue Dog projects ready to go, so I ran over to the Waffle House and hung them up.
I made up these sheets for customers to use to vote with.
I included a picture of George Rodrigue and a little information just to be putting some art in front of customer's eyes.
The customers voted.  I returned in about 10 days to pick up the art and to tally the votes.
And the Winner Was:

Waffles for breakfast are so yummy.  Waffles at Waffle House are the best!  I love ❤ butter and syrup on my waffles.😋😋😋😋
Here's the best breakfast song that I know.