Category Archives: #whatimake

Alicia’s Jewelry and Watercolors

Alicia’s Jewelry and Watercolors

Alicia is one of those wonderful, multi-talented artists who is always coming up with new things to make.  Last year, for Christmas, she gave me one of her water color bookmarks:   But this year it looks like she’s on to new things as well:  

Amy’s Snack

Amy’s Snack

Amy, a friend of my cousin, sent along a picture of her innovative snack all the way from Michigan.  She had this to say: “A creative concoction of salsa, chimmichurri, mango, and strawberry… Colorful and delicious!”

Diane’s Northwest American Indian Sisiutl

Diane’s Northwest American Indian Sisiutl

Diane was one of the first strangers to submit to this project.  After somehow getting a copy of Don’t Make Art, Just Make Something, she sent me this message and picture from her home in Washington State. “My mother was a master carver and while I am primarily a painter and printmaker, I ended upContinue Reading

Michael’s Poem and Drawing

Michael’s Poem and Drawing

Michael sent along both a poem and one of his watercolors.  To see more of his watercolors, check out his website.   A Poem I Wrote I don’t know what to do So I don’t do anything Until I think of something to do Then I do it   That’s how come I wrote this poemContinue Reading

Emily’s Trees

Emily’s Trees

“Here are two of many trees I have drawn using both hands at the same time, but drawing the same visual line, if that makes sense! The second tree for my friend was to assure her I was OK after the Marathon bombing.”  

Cristina’s Boxes

Cristina’s Boxes

“This piece is called “The Face We Choose to Miss” from the first line of an Emily Dickinson poem.  Women, despite the crucial domestic work they did (and do) (be they stay-at-homes, domestic workers, or slaves) are often forgotten in historical narratives.  This work shows random women – they may have been domestic workers, housewives,Continue Reading

Gayle’s Gardening

Gayle’s Gardening

Gayle, who sent this picture form Arizona, asked that I dedicate this piece of her passion to the people of Moore, Oklahoma. In memory of lives lost and treasures stripped from generations.

Amanda Pellerin’s Clay Pollen Jars

Amanda Pellerin’s Clay Pollen Jars

“Here is a photo of some of the 80 pollen jars created during my residency with 2nd graders at Magnolia Elementary School.”

Lauren’s 17th Century Apparel

Lauren’s 17th Century Apparel

“I love the idea of valuing the making over the art. It democratizes our practice in a wonderful way and clarifies an idea I’m always trying to teach my middle schoolers: It doesn’t have to look like “art” to be artistic. Anyway, here’s my contribution. I made this 17th century country woman’s apparel– all handContinue Reading

Pati’s Angry Eggs

Pati’s Angry Eggs

These really don’t need any explanation.