Sunday, June 08, 2014

Graduation Cap - Mixed Media

 Our daughter graduated from high school this weekend.  It has been a challenging few weeks, trying to finish up everything with my 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students as year end approaches.  Simultaneously planning a graduation party, organizing college orientation dates, and finishing up a graduate class didn't leave much time for thinking about the huge transition our family is hurtling towards, and absolutely no time for art.
Knowing that many of the students decorate their caps, I asked if I could decorate Katie's.  She loved the idea, so I took a map of Boston and its south shore where we live.  I attached it to the cap, and drew a cropped version of our school's logo, painting the negative space in a variety of blues, a la school colors.  I added some glitter and sequins, and she was good to go! 
As always, making art is a meditation, clears the head, and cues endorphins... just what I needed in this crazy, joyful, exciting week.