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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Zetti Mom

Mother's Day

My all-time favorite journal artist is Teesha Moore. Last summer, shortly after I began blogging, I discovered her website, which includes a wonderful description of how she creates her funky journal pages. To see her art and read about how she makes her pages, click here. This page is a demo I made in Teesha's Zetti style, on the spur of the moment, for my fifth period writing class and for Created by Hand's Mother's Day challenge. For my end-of-semester project, I assigned a written autobiography and a creative visual representation to go with it. In an attempt to get my students to make something besides a poster, I showed them some of my art journal pages and explained that they didn't have to go out and purchase a bunch of exensive art supplies. Most of them have their poetry journals from first semester, and I told them just to grab some magazines and start cutting. The elements in this collage came from my top desk drawer and are just leftovers from other projects. "Mom" came from an old issue of Glamour, I think. I also had to resort to using construction paper (for her hat) and a crusty old bottle of Elmer's glue (hence the bubbles and uneven spots on the page). Today I'm going in armed with glue sticks, bottles of cheap acrylic paint, and more magazines from my endless stash. I can't wait to see their self-portraits.


Giggles said...

Oooh I love it!! Very retro yet funky! How many of us remember that saying.... I sure do!! Excellent, and so much fun! Love this style with the black and blue! I really enjoy the two color combo's!

Hugs Giggles

José said...

Love your piece. It's great and funny. Thanks for the link to Teesha Moore. I'm going to follow her. Warm regards!

Kim Mailhot said...

Love, love love Teesha Moore too ! I want to be like her when I grow up .;-)

I have done this process with young kids (grade 1 & 2) and they blew me away with their portraits. I can only imagine what you are going to get from older kids that have been primed all semester to think creatively thanks to their wonderfully creative teacher !

I put something in the mail yesterday (finally)...on its winged way to you !
Happy Tuesday !

Anonymous said...

Wow, Alberta, you have really got this zetti art down pat! This could have come straight out of Moore's book. Great job.

Yogi said...

very nice. Definitely funky.

indybev said...

I,too, was attracted to Teesha's style when I first began blogging. She has obviously inspired a lot of folks, because her delightful quirky touches show up everywhere. Your piece is charming, and what I wouldn't give to see what your students come up with. I think they're very lucky to have you for a teacher. I'm sure you've opened doors to creativity that will stand them in good stead their whole lives long!

Kris Dickinson said...

Just too fun and clever!

Courtney Putnam said...

Such fun sassy energy in this one! Makes me want to put my hand on my hip today and declare something (though not sure what yet!).


Terri Kahrs said...

Lucky, lucky students to have such a wonderful, caring and creative teacher in their lives! I'm sure your students had a ball with their portraits and your leadership - great energy all around!

Love this Zetti! She may have a few glue bubbles, but she's a wonderful "Mom" - straight from your whimsical, creative heart! Hugs! xoxo

Yet said...

tres chic! I like it alot!

Audrey said...

Gorgeous !!

Ozstuff said...

I just love a lady with attitood (we Aussies would pronounce that att-i-tyood). What a fantastic Zetti-inspired piece of work. Stunning, creative, superbly clever and, most of all, entertaining.

jasminduft said...

That's so cool and original!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Oh My Goodness!!! I love it. You have definitely created a fantastic piece. And I really love what it says.
Thanks for the lovely comments about my 'girls' weekend. I truly had FUN!
Have a great Mother's Day weekend.

Lori Saul said...

I love this art-style and you have captured it brilliantly!

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Michele said...

Oh I love Teesha Moore too! She totally inspired me to do my art journal. Anyhoo, I just wanted to say I love your art, and can't stop looking at your blog. Everything is wonderful!

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