Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday's Treasures

On Tuesdays we provide our Faculty an opportunity to feature the talented work of some of our students and friends. You may see a display of creative Photoshop work, their beautiful photographs or an interesting story about an individual’s meaningful contribution to his or her community, country or the world.If you have memories, old or new, you would like to share, send them to me at mxw8110@yahoo.com.

Creative Scrapbooking

My favorite part of teaching seniors is watching what they do once they have learned a technical skill. In our Collage Level 2 class we had a segment on scrapbooking where we created a couple of templates that could be used over and over.

As usual, I was delighted with the artistry of my students. With a bright mind and a well of creativity from life's experience some very special images will appear on that computer.

Here is an image from Linda Baker of her little Grandson. If you have young grandkids (or great grandkids) you know who Dora the Explorer is. She has a sidekick called Boots who you see featured in the image below. I love the way the character works with the child's picture!

This is an image done by Jane Kennedy of her daughter and son-in-law. She created the two ribbons and the background from scratch. Great eye, great image!

This one was done by Lana Davis of a precious niece. This child often appears in Lana's work. Having a charming little model like this helps any image! The simplicity used to create the image is such a great way to set it off.

Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort."

I am fortunate indeed to have the privilege of watching the creativity of my senior students play out on the computer screen every semester!

1 comment:

iheartbowheads.blogspot.com said...

Too cute!!!!!! Love the Boots the Monkey page. :)