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ART: Guardian Monsters

What the heck is a Guardian Monster?
I am so glad you asked. Perhaps you’ve heard of guardian angels — those lovely, winged beings who guide and protect you? Well, when the job requires a specialized “monster point of view”, these eager fellows step up!
(Please click on the images below to see each one!)

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They may not be as attractive as their more famous counterparts, but they are very loyal and work hard on your behalf. Most of the time. They do have a wee tendency to get their feelings hurt if they are not feeling appreciated. And yes, they have been known to play a practical joke now and again, just to amuse themselves, BUT, for the most part, they are quite reliable and will be there when you need them.

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A word of caution: I have not yet met any guardian monster whom one might call pretty. They are not. In fact some can be downright ugly. Depending on their underlying natures and current mood, they might also appear grouchy, whiny, bad-tempered or exhibit any number of not-so-nice personalities. That is not their fault — they were born that way. So, if you are looking for pretty, fairy-like, always-smiling, ever-friendly types of beings, this is most definitely not the place for you. These fellows, despite their diminutive stature, mean business. They were built to handle stress, anger, fear, all kinds of unpleasant feelings, and they look like it! To learn more about each monster as well as their unique personalities and umm… “issues”, please visit: www.wheremonstersmeet.com OR get a print of any one of them in my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/wheremonstersmeet

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ART: Monster Alphabet

It should be no surprise I suppose, but a nasty fight broke out in my art studio between three of the Elite Guardian Monsters this morning. You see, the letters “N” and “R” were still available after my initial request for help with the Monster Alphabet painting that I was beginning. Three monsters…two remaining letters. That spells Trouble with a capital “T”! I discovered the hard way, that monsters can become quite competitive, let alone combative, when something (or someone) is up for grabs.

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Once the name calling began, while I stood frozen with a deer-in-the-headlights look, my nice, neat studio became a battleground (of monster proportions). Grumbles, whines, hoots and hollers were exchanged amid stomping feet and flying feathers as other monsters joined in the fray. I barely made it to safety by leaping sideways, as the insults about mothers started whizzing past my tender ears. It took several hours just to calm them down. Fortunately, I remembered that monsters forget how to argue while eating warm quizzelberry pies, which were placed around the edges of the room to distract them. A monster mediator (me, unfortunately) was then called over to talk things out.

Let me just say that I have heard nasty words exchanged between angry people before, but monster word fights are just awful with all of the additional hissing, growling and teeth gnashing. I have learned that one should, never, NEVER insult a monster’s mother!! I cannot emphasize that enough. I am ashamed to admit that I cowered pathetically behind my painting easel while waiting for things to quiet down.

Fortunately, it all worked out and I was able to bring peace back to my now tattered and torn studio. I had no choice but to promise the left-out monster that he would be the first in line when I started work on my Monster Numbers paintings. I can’t (ahem) wait…

Below are posters from the series. (Please click on the images to see a larger view)

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The Monster Alphabet (warm version) The Monster Alphabet (cool version)

Prints are available at my Etsy shop:

Poster (warm version) www.etsy.com/listing/72865208/monster-alphabet-poster-monster-art-kids
Poster (cool version) www.etsy.com/listing/72871000/alphabet-poster-monster-poster-letter

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The Monsters Go to School

Back in early March, I had the pleasure of being contacted by DeeDee Potter, an amazing elementary school art teacher in Tennessee. She mentioned that she was putting together a Power Point presentation to inspire and motivate her students. Her subject matter for this particular project was Monsters — my specialty! Her interest was encouraging her students to stretch their imaginations as well as explore different techniques of production.

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Monsters are often traditionally viewed as gruesome, scary, nasty creatures. However, by thinking outside the box, and expanding the boundaries of the creative process, some could actually be “found” who were beneficial, protective, and even pleasant to be around!

With a little help from my monsters (who were quite eager to participate, of course) and one of my Monster Alphabet posters as added inspiration, she and her class worked for 3 weeks and designed some terrific monsters! They also created an ink blow to make a monster; a paper fold name design; and an organic string design to get the creative juices flowing! They worked to complete the project by finishing it with a writing sample to pull in the writing skills.

I am truly honored to have played a small role in this explosion of creative discovery and am in awe of the students and their artistic creations!! Thank you Ms. Potter for inviting me along. I wish I had an art teacher like you when I was in elementary school.

You and your class have inspired me!!

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