Tomorrow I awake at the crack of dawn and resume life as a monkey whisperer. Instead of being sullen, unpleasant, and hostile about the final grains of vacation sand leaving the top of the hourglass and dropping into the bottom, I distracted myself with more wood panels.
By Wednesday when the thundering herd of monkeys come racing back into the classroom I will have forgotten all about the last 60 days of vacation. But, I have lots more wood panels lying in wait!
These panels measure 16 by 16 inches. In case you were wondering…
mary ann says
Amy, yes, the panels are available at Dick Blick online 🙂
Amy Brinkman says
Hi Mary Ann,
Can the wood panels be purchased somewhere, say Dick Blick? Or did you make them. Also, did you gesso them first?
Thank you! Love your work.
Deborah D says
These are gorgeous! Gimme more details about how you’re doing them…and no one will get hurt.
These pages look wonderful!
You are very very very inspiring and creative …
lovely lovely lovely
Stephen du Toit says
Just gave you a big puff on my own blog http://magic-factory.blogspot.com/ – hope it brings you even more readers!
best o’ days, co-monkey whisperer! my monkeys are listening of late, though I can feel banana fever coming on! have fun!
I’m rockin’ out on those blues and greens and love those flowers!
you haven’t really forgotten about those vacation days, have you..?
Elizabeth Woodford says
Going back after a break is always hard but Ic an just imagine how very excited those screaming monkeys were to see You!!!!! I would hae given anything for my kids to have had a teacher as wonderful and dynamic and inspired as you!!!What an incredible world we would ahve if all elementary kids could have teachers as imaginative and creative as you!!!!
I am going to send out $$ for Remains of the day class today- can’t wait!!!
Shall I guess? That your next on-line class might be about wood panelling?
I hope your first days back at school went well.
Carol Kitchell says
Since I’m a nosey person, I’m wondering how your school year runs. It sounds very different from schools around here, where kids start in the fall and go through to the late spring/early summer. I imagine you’re a great teacher, in spite of your grumbling. You’re a super teacher for all of us who follow the Way of Mary Ann!
Saucy Chick Sherry says
How clever Miss Monkey Whisperer. I can so see you as a teacher of all things to all ages. Your wooden panels are looking ever so great. Keep creating…
Erica from ATL says
So dig the green and blue flowers!!! Boo-tee-ful!!
Francesca Di Leo says
i didn’t know you were a teacher, Miss Monkey Whisperer… what lucky students they are!
Have fun! And hey, got any advice for taming the two little monkeys I have at home. lol.
Ooo I love the paintings! The layering is so great 🙂
Susie LaFond says
Lovin’ the panels…could ya, would ya…pretty please share a little video, of how these beauties come to life….I enjoy your little art movies…but of course…being it’s your last day and all…I know you must have ‘to do’ list a mile and half long prepping for the season with mini, mighty craft monkeys….so totally enjoying your art adventures and your recent journey’s.
Monkey Whisper, Have a great first day, take some bannas for extra help:)
Marci Glenn says
I really like these. Good luck on your first day back at school.
Love them, especially the first one!
Tara FInlay says
I just adore those flowers!!!
I am loving these panels.. its “almost” making me want to play with paint.. big uneasiness with paint.. almost…
Keep it up!
these are pure artsy heaven!
paul Murray says
Haven seen these gems in person, I can truly say…….THEY ARE MARVELOUS! Maybe Baby Jesus will bring me one under my summer tree!
I like ’em….a lot!
Mary Ann, these are getting better and better. I feel a new class coming on…..
Love the colours on the second panel! Wishing you a “gentle” relaunch into the world of craft monkeys…
Kim Owens says
Mary Ann – you are so inspiring!! I have had 12 x 12 inch panels lying around for a few weeks – just waiting for me to look at them. They mock me, but I am determined to tame them in the next week. I finally finished my first ROD journal – love your class sooooo much 🙂 Have fun this week with your little monkeys!