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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Yay, Summer! Yay, Blogs!

I'm at 185 followers now!  So exciting.  Anyways, once I reach 200, I'm going to do a book giveaway.  This summer I need to have a garage sale and sort through all my books on my book shelf.  I, of course, have oodles of art books to get rid of, so I think I will offer a couple of them up here for a random follower!

Please also sign up for my ART TEACHER SHOWCASE.  Just send me info about your blog for these posts.  Don't be shy!  What YOU do is important and we can all learn something from each other.  The replies don't need to be long, and even just answering a couple questions will be fun for everyone.

"Summer months are slow in blogland for teachers.  Most art teachers are taking a break from teaching all day.  Some are doing art camps or personal travels, but I know that in the summer months, not as many teachers post ideas, since we're not teaching full time now.  However, summer free time is a perfect time to research ideas, look at art eye candy, experiment and have fun!  So, what I would like to do to help you out in this summer is to feature different blogs.  Maybe one per week (or more if more people respond).  This will be awesome in several ways.  First, you will be able to get a taste of everyone's favorite art projects and visit new and different blogs.  Second, YOUR BLOG could (and will, if you submit a response to me) be featured and more people will visit you and see all the wonderful things you are doing.  We all make new friends and get new ideas for next year!  Sounds great?  Well it will be!!  So I need your help.  If you want to be featured on my blog, then answer the following questions.  Please email them to me at  Don't comment on this post with your answers.  If you do email me your answers, you will give me permission to post a couple images from your blog to include in the blog post (with of course, a link to your blog).  If you only feel like answering a few questions, that is fine too.  I would also be happy to feature your own personal artwork.

1.  The name and URL of your blog
2.  A brief description of your blog and why it is awesome.  Tell us where you live and work, what you do, etc. 
3.  An example of a tried and true art lesson favorite that you have taught. (could be in a workshop setting, school setting, or just with your own children or yourself, no exclusions here!)  Give me a link to a post about that lesson, so I can include a link and photo.
4.  A favorite, must-have art teacher or art technique book.
5.  Your favorite product for the art room.

So, what are you waiting for? Email me today about your blog!!"  And because I can't have a picture-less post:


Phyl said...

I like the idea of this but I still have 2 weeks left to school so I can't quite wrap my head around figuring out what I want to respond. So hopefully you'll be OK with waiting a little bit for my email? I'll get it together, I promise, but I'm still just stressed from being out for 2 weeks for surgery and now trying to catch up.

Art Project Girl said...

I was thinking the same thing. . . Right now I'm procrastinating on doing grades. So much end of the year stuff. Coming soon.

Marcia said...

Oh sure, that is fine! It will be an ongoing thing, so if you want to send me your answers later, that is fine too. I'm planning on starting with the teachers I have and then letting people jump in as I post more. Thanks! Wow, I didn't realize you all went so late! When do you start school back up again?

Barbara's Thought of the Day said...

First, I love visiting your blog, and this sounds like a fantastic idea for summer. I'm on my way to post an email right now. Hope you get tons of responses.



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