Facebook 52 Illustrations Challenge July

This year I am trying to incorporate my Persona Dolls into the weekly theme if possible and post the resulting pictures here once a month. I am using a variety of art media and endeavouring to do one picture each week which includes my Persona Dolls
Here are my July pictures

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WEEK 27: CANBERRA Watercolour pencils Who will the Persona Dolls send to Canberra?

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WEEK 27: CANBERRA Watercolour pencils

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WEEK 28: KNITTING Watercolour pencils Leona knitting

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WEEK 29:COLLAGE Cut papers and photos and scrapbooking stickers Felicity and Vince

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WEEK 29:COLLAGE Cut papers and photos and scrapbooking stickers Edward

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WEEK 29:COLLAGE Cut papers and photos, plaited embroidery thread and scrapbooking stickers  Miranda

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WEEK 29:COLLAGE Cut papers and photos, scrapbooking stickers, modelling plaster  Sprite

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WEEK 29:COLLAGE Cut papers and photos and scrapbooking stickers  Michaela

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WEEK 29:COLLAGE Cut papers and photos, glitter gel pens and scrapbooking stickers The Country kids

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WEEK 29:COLLAGE Cut papers and photos, glitter gel pens and scrapbooking stickers  Merrina

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WEEK 29:COLLAGE All together now! Compilation of all the cut paper and photos, glitter gel pen, stickers etc.
dolls on material background – a bit like the old flannel graphs used for visual aids for teaching.

 

 

Facebook 52 Illustrations Challenge June

This year I am trying to incorporate my Persona Dolls into the weekly theme if possible and post the resulting pictures here once a month.I am using a variety of art media and endeavouring to do one picture each week which includes my Persona Dolls
Here are my June pictures

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WEEK 22: SCIENCE MS Paint collage of photos of the persona dolls I make and a volcano model made from an education site free download print The volcano simulation
Miranda is being a bit bossy about how the model should be made, Edward and Sprite are engaging in further reading about the topic, Vincent and Leona are crowding in for a closer look and Felicity and Sally are afraid it will go bang.

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WEEK 22: SCIENCE Watercolour pencils and glitter gel pens Dispersion of light through a prism

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WEEK 22: SCIENCE Mixed media collage Sprite loves astronomy

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WEEK 22: SCIENCE MS Paint Edward reads maths text book for enjoyment

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WEEK 23: ZOO Mixed media collage Werribee Open Range zoo

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WEEK 24: BIRTHDAY MS Paint In June we celebrate the birthday of my blog and the characters gather -it is getting harder to get them all in the picture

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WEEK 24: BIRTHDAY Gel ink pens and some MS Paint editing

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WEEK 24: BIRTHDAY Mixed media collage

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WEEK 25: INVENTION Mixed media “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” by Persona Doll Vincent (Vince) the graffiti artist – Sorry I was in a really silly mood

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WEEK 26: SHOES Pink slippers Watercolour pencils and gel ink pens

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WEEK 26: SHOES Ink SAD Seasonally Affected Black Dog wearing his chindogu boots

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WEEK 26: SHOES Puppy slippers Colour pencils and fineliner

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WEEK 26: SHOES Mixed media collage De Bono’s Six Action Shoes are one of the main themes on my blog

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WEEK 26: SHOES Mixed media  De Bono’s Six Action Shoes are one of the main themes on my blog

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WEEK 26: SHOES Watercolour pencils

 

Facebook 52 Illustrations Challenge May

This year I am trying to incorporate my Persona Dolls into the weekly theme if possible and post the resulting pictures here once a month.I am using a variety of art media and endeavouring to do one picture each week which includes my Persona Dolls
Here are my May pictures

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WEEK 18: GRANDMOTHER Pastel pencils Evelyn loves it when Grandma brings gingerbread men

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WEEK 19: ADVENTURE We’re going on a bear hunt! Mixed media collage

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WEEK 20: STILL LIFE MS Paint using my paintings and my photos of my persona dolls

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WEEK 21 INK Sign here. Leona signs the form

Free Education Online Webinars

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On Thursday 21 April 2016 the Persona dolls helped to illustrate a presentation for Free Education Online Webinars. It was the first session of a two part series and the teachers who participated used the whiteboard slides and the chat text box to interact with each other to find solutions to the needs of students described in Neihart & Betts Revised Profiles of the Gifted and Talented.

The title of the presentation was Personas, profiles and portraits of giftedness.
The recording of the session can be found at http://bit.ly/CCT210416

Vanessa Crouch, the moderator also created a Padlet page to collect all the references mentioned during the presentation at http://padlet.com/nesscrouch/giftedness

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Part 2 was presented on Thursday 28 April 2016.
The second part discussed Sprite, the Twice Exceptional student, causes of underachievement, and De Bono’s 6 Action shoes.

The recording of Part 2 can be heard at http://bit.ly/CCT280416
Vanessa Crouch’s Padlet for Part 2 is found at
http://padlet.com/nesscrouch/giftedness

Facebook 52 Illustrations Challenge April

This year I am trying to incorporate my Persona Dolls into the weekly theme if possible and post the resulting pictures here once a month.I am using a variety of art media and endeavouring to do one picture each week which includes my Persona Dolls
Here are my April pictures

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WEEK 14: CAMPING MS Paint

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WEEK 15: OCEAN Mixed media collage

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WEEK 16: MIRROR MS Paint Felicity did NOT like the distorting mirrors

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WEEK 17: COLLECTOR Mixed media collage The Persona Dolls’ collection of hats

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WEEK 17: COLLECTOR Watercolour pencils Sprite loves her soft toys and has quite a large collection of them. She has given them all personalities and back stories.

Facebook 52 Illustrations Challenge March

This year I will try to incorporate my Persona Dolls into the weekly theme if possible and post the resulting pictures here once a month.I intend to try a variety of art media and do one picture each week which includes my Persona Dolls (possibly I will do pictures of other subjects for each theme as well)
Here are my March pictures

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WEEK 9: WATERCOLOUR Derwent Inktense and Creative Pl Baroque watercolour pencils

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WEEK 10: ANIMAL Evelyn the Country Kid Mixed media collage – watercolour pencils, pastel pencils, own photos of one of the persona dolls I make and some soft toys

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WEEK 11: MOTHER Mama of the future. Inktense watercolour pencils

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WEEK 12: NON_DOMINANT HAND Gold marker pen Drawn with non-dominant left hand

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WEEK 13: MOVEMENT Number 3 Mixed media collage

 

OZeLIVE 2016

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Again this year I participated in the OZeLIVE! Online conference which ran from February 26 – 28 2016

This year there were 19 interesting and inspiring webinar sessions. I attended most of them during the conference and intend to catch the ones I missed by listening to the recordings.
The recordings of the sessions are available at http://australianeducators.ning.com/recordings-2016

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I presented a session titled Persona Dolls: Dressed for learning.
Clothes can be used to illustrate nationality/ethnicity, religion, historical period, character/occupation, customs and lifestyle, dress style preferences, and also as an analogy for other characteristics (eg De Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats and De Bono’s 6 Action Shoes)
My friend Judy Murcutt sent me photos of her collection of dolls from many different nations to help illustrate the session.
As well as discussing the use of Persona Dolls and other dolls in education we talked about the resources available for teachers who want to participate in Diversity Week and Harmony Day.
Gifted Awareness Week Australia 13 – 19 March 2016 activities were also mentioned.
For details of the events for the week see http://www.aaegt.net.au/?page_id=1170

The recording of my OZeLIVE session can be found at https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.51092091ED4B4597AC051BB74A41CD

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Introducing Sally

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I found Sally in the Salvation Army Opportunity Shop and bought her for the absolute bargain price of $4.20 (a sewing pattern to make a Raggedy Ann doll costs $16).
She did need some repairs.
Sally will be the persona doll representing gifted students who come from a home background of poverty which is one possible cause of underachievement for gifted students.
I intend to write Sally’s story soon.

Facebook 52 Illustrations Challenge February

This year I will try to incorporate my Persona Dolls into the weekly theme if possible and post the resulting pictures here once a month.I intend to try a variety of art media and do one picture each week which includes my Persona Dolls (possibly I will do pictures of other subjects for each theme as well)
Here are my February pictures

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WEEK 5: 1920s Miranda gives her presentation. Mixed media collage of own photos of the persona dolls I make, whiteboard with wb markers and glitter gel pens.

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WEEK 6: PRINTING No 5 Derwent Inktense pencils
Leona, the creative one, was happy to use all the potato shapes and all the colours to print her picture. Felicity, the shy one, only wanted to use one shape and one colour and Vincent (Vince), the graffiti artist, put all his hand prints on the wall

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WEEK 7: KINDERGARTEN Mixed media (ink, gel pen and water colour pencil) with MS paint compilation and editing of some previous weeks’ pictures.

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WEEK 7: KINDERGARTEN Hand puppets Staedtler Noris Club pencils and glitter gel pens

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WEEK 8: HORIZON Watercolour pencils