Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ms. Julie's Blog Carnival and More

Ms. Julie, who you've seen mentioned here often, has begun a monthly blog carnival called The Gallery. The Gallery is a showcase of art projects for kids, and this month one of my projects was included along with projects from ten other bloggers. This month's offerings include a fantastic line drawing project based on Kandinsky's work, a palm tree silouette project, and a project meant for preschoolers just learning their letters. Please visit The Gallery. If you've posted an art project on your blog that you think would add the The Gallery, sign up to be included next month. I look forward to watching the carnival grow each month.

While I'm sending you around you the web, here are a few more cool, art-related items you should check out:

* Nathan Sawaya, LEGO artist extraordinaire, has created a working cello out of LEGOs. It doesn't get any better than that. Watch a short video of Sawaya building the cello, then check out some of his other LEGO sculptures.

* Grand Rapids, Michigan is slowly being transformed into a outdoor art gallery. About 1,262 artists from around the world are installing sculptures and creating murals throughout the city as they compete for a grand prize of $250,000. I don't live in Grand Rapids so I won't be following ArtPrize for you. Jennifer of CraftSanity, however, has been enjoying the artwork with her children. Check out her posts, complete with many photos, here, here, here, here, and here. Be sure to bookmark her so you can experience the artwork with her as it's installed.

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1 comment:

Peter said...

Impressive lego work! I wonder how long time it took in practice and how many lego boxes you must buy? :-)
Hopefully Lego is sponsoring! :-)