Thursday, December 8, 2011

My New Holiday Creation!

     After finishing the murals and cutouts for Math Strategies Night's circus theme, I had no time to waste.  I had to get started on the scenery for the Christmas Play.  The music teacher and I brainstormed ideas based on her chosen musical, Flakes!  I began making the props for the show.
The snowplow is on cardboard and is fitted with handles on the back.

     The background for the play had to be big.  It will hang up on the back curtain of the stage.  Here it is in progress.  I start out gluing large sheets of bulletin board paper together.  I sketch it out with a marker, then paint the lines dark with black tempera paint.   After I get it all outlined nice and dark, I start painting.






      I started on it yesterday.  I guess I work pretty fast when I can get a chance.  I was able to work on it while the kids were practicing with the music teacher.  I still have a little bit of fine tuning but this part is mostly done.   I'll post more as I finish.  Wish me luck.  Christmas vacation is almost here, yay!

24 comments:

  1. Wow that is great, you really went right to town. Just plain awesome how it turned out so good and you can do it so fast.

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  2. You are so awesome! Wow, I can't believe you work that fast. That school needs to give you a raise! The Christmas play is going to be so cool with your scenery to set it off!

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  3. Anthropomorphized holiday figures! Very well done.

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  4. Cute! I'm impressed. I couldn't pull that off in a year, let alone one day.

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  5. Oh but that is nice. And in one day, I'm impressed. You'd make a great graffiti artist as well. Some towns do pay people to do that these days.

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  6. it looks really good so far. Espeically the snowman and snow plow

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  7. That...is...INCREDIBLE!!!! Wow, you work like a demon, woman! I wish I could see the play!

    I've always felt a deep admiration for cartoonists and portraiture artists. Needless to say, being a designer, I suck sideways at both! You go, girl! :)

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  8. OMG you are so so talented. The snowflake is adorable!

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  9. This looks amazing. Good job on the scenery, you have talent.

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  10. your 'kids' are very creative.

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  11. you have quite a talent there, excellent work!

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  12. ace artworks there! snowflake is a gem.

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