I am a Waldorf grades teacher who is presently exploring the art of Blackboard drawing. This is a very ephemeral form of media, as it only stays on my board for about a week, sometimes less. I find that the color saturation and texture that you can get on a blackboard with pastels is incomparable and lends itself well to prints. I also love to dabble in photography, especially macro. The beauty that can be found in small things interests me a great deal.

  • Joined: July 2014

Journal

Moving On Down

After three years with my class, I decided to let my beloved students go and move down to take a first grade group. It is my intention to take this class all the way through fifth grade. I am so excited about this “new territory” of first and second grades, and for the opportunity to teach third through fifth again. Keep an eye out for lots of new board drawings!
Posted about 2 years – Leave a comment

New Facebook Page

Hello! I wanted to direct you to a new Facebook Business page I created to promote my artwork in a way that doesn’t interfere with my personal or school pages. Please take a look and feel free to share with friends. The more the merrier! / Blythe Rusling’s Blackboad Art / http://www.facebook.com/bruslingblackboardart
Posted about 3 years – Leave a comment

Celtic Knots

We do a lot Celtic knots in form drawing in Fourth Grade. The over and under and braiding of the forms is very focusing and strengthens brain connections. It is also helpful for mid line issues and transfers well to cursive handwriting. A few of my parents (and students) suggested that I put up a few examples of the knots I draw on the board for the students to copy. All the developmental phi…
Posted over 3 years – Leave a comment

Oh My Goodness, Leggings and Duvet Covers!

I just played around with the new tiling function so that my artwork can be repeated on Duvet Covers and Leggings. I tried some of my Hearts and a few prints and chalkboard drawings.The results are pretty cool. Now if only I could make them a bit more affordable (hint, Redbubble).
Posted over 3 years – 1 comments
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