I uploadeded some pictures of my students taking pictures of the Mario vs. Alice set in the recital hall at Payton, but for some sick strange reason I can’t find them!!! So, sometimes when you can’t find pictures of photo II students taking pictures, you have to let it go and look through their network folders. Check out this lovely jem below, it saved my yesterday from a sea of train tracks, flower close ups and fall leaves. A squirrel eating 6th birthday cake on a trash can with a weathered plank fence that has been spray painted in a haphazard way, I’m just learning how to work this thing kind of way. I hope it makes you happy too— Our opportunistic friends with bushy tails hang out near us for a reason!!! Cake!!!!
I got my moo cards yesterday-amazing. I’m pumped to finally have cards with my art on them-before my cards had a pattern of lichen and slime mold on rocks. Cool, appropriate but not my embroidery.
Between feeling like I’m passing out of exhaustion and working as a student teacher-I’ve been trying to read this magazine, Elephant from the UK. So far it is written in an approachable yet contextually relevant and provocative style. Everybody that picks this up wants to know where to get their own copy-its that cool and really rich with material for the art classroom and inspiration for artists. If you subscribe you get a digital copy of one of their other artsy magazines and a discount on their books. So far, from the article in issue #3 about miniatures in photography which will soon be a book- I’ll make the safe assumption that their books are spectacular as well. Every art teacher and person interested in the arts should get this magazine, now!
This is the synopsis of Elephant Magazine from goodreads: Elephant—a quarterly magazine from the makers of Frame—focuses its keen eye on art and visual culture.
Lately, creative individuals have been protesting against the corporate nature of things, often taking the initiative and setting up new independent ventures. Elephant looks at how it’s done. Elephant visits art and design studios, peers over shoulders, steps on graffiti artists’ toes, disturbs rehearsals, interrupts takes, rides fixed-gear bikes, and plays the latest computer games.
Elephant’s tone of voice is direct, sincere, and multidisciplinary. Elephantbelieves it’s time for less cynicism and more encouragement for outbursts of spontaneity—think of those that gave birth to futurism, dadaism, and surrealism.
Elephant is the first and only visually oriented art magazine that features over two hundred pages of high-quality, up-to-date, original creative material from all over the world.
What readers will find in each issue of Elephant:
Meetings: This section focuses on ideas, personalities, and cultures.
Research: Shines a light on forecasts, movements, and styles.
“Studio Visits” includes chats in ateliers, garages, and back gardens.
Economies: Looks at how people started their businesses, from initial ideas to actual plans and bank loans.
Cities: Highlights creative cities around the globe, sharing images, characters, and special stories.