Amy Bauer's Art

What do you need to entertain children for a couple of hours? Pipe cleaners and scissors. That is all I brought to the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market to use for craft making at the reDiscover Center‘s booth in December. That and my fantastic assistant Richard Heaven. The both of us entertained and encouraged children of all ages to create their own holiday decorations out of pipe cleaners.

Here are some fun images from the day.

Candy CanesPipe Cleaner BraceletsBracelet makingPipe Cleaner HatDecoration makingSnowman makingInstructionPipe Cleaner GlassesPipe Cleaner Fun

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This is what my wonderful fiancé did today

Amy Bauer's Art

September 7, 2014 was a fun day at the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market. Children who stopped by played with stamps and markers. One made a birthday card for a friend, another a card for their mother and the rest created 8 1/2″ by 11″ master pieces that they proudly showed to their parents. I had with me supplies from reDiscover Center. A tin of ink pads, markers, colorful paper and a plethora of stamps. Everyone (included the table-cloth & myself) was covered in ink and full of smiles.

Hard at workStamping awayPushing with mightAdding to the stamps with makersPressing with head and handsFinished masterpieceLovely workHard at workBeautiful workDrawing and explainingHearts galoreTwo-toned bats with heartsHiding behind the artSmall artistCompleted masterpieceGreat work

I have a super fun recycling project for October. Perfect for Halloween!

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I taught Artist Trading Cards for Trade School Los Angeles at reDiscover Center on Saturday, September 6, 2014. The turn out was small, but huge in rewards. A neighbor was a student, along with Richard Heaven and Mary Beth Trautwein, Director of reDiscover Center. We talked about all sorts of events in the area along with creating ATCs. Trading was done at the end and fun was had.

Richard Heaven creatingMary Beth creating ATCsRo hard at workRichard HeavenTeacherRoRo having funHoliday ATCsRichard Heaven's ATCsRo's ATCsGroup shot of ATCs

Photos by Amy Bauer and Richard Heaven

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It was a wonderful break
Thank you to all who joined in
And to Lisa and Ceylan

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Friday, September 5 was Art Break Day. Various locations around the world celebrated by holding their own Art Break Day with free activities and supplies for whomever wanted to join in. I was lucky enough to stop by the event in Venice, CA where I got to meet Lisa Rasmussen and Ceylan Hulya of Art 4 All People. Such lovely women and such a lovely idea. Lisa is one of the co-founders of Art Break Day.

They had art supplies for drawing and painting and an inspirational point for those looking for inspiration. Wish day. There was even a board to write your wishes down on. You can view images from the event on my Facebook page

Here is what I drew:

Art Break Day 2014

Photo by Richard Heaven

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here’s the prompt for Day 7

Photo Friday: Your Creative Space

C4ward March Blogathon: Day 7 Prompt

Today and next Friday are PHOTO FRIDAYS with a theme. PHOTO FRIDAY is day where you can write nothing or something. It is up to you! Part of blogging every day is finding ways to make it sustainable. Having one day out of every week that requires only photos can provide a much needed break from using words. Today’s theme for your photos is to show us your creative environment in 5 to 7 photographs (fewer or more if you want).

Interpret “your creative environment” in any way that fires you up and embodies your artistic self. What do you want to show your viewers about the space your imagination inhabits and works in?

Literal spaces: studios, classrooms, theatres, offices, streets, stages, clubs

Figurative spaces: your mind, body, the cosmos, the source

Tools of your trade: canvases, brushes, keyboards, puppets, microphones, costumes, computers, inks, paints, fiber, sewing machines, cameras

Creative outcomes:  Various images of your work, perhaps in different stages of development or format

Companions: You or others pictured in your creative environment, including animal companions

Anything else?

This will do just fine 🙂


Here is the prompt for Day 6…

Your Perfect Year of Making Art

C4ward March Blogathon: Day 6 Prompt

Imagine one perfect year of art making. Be bold and allow yourself to envision what the ideal situation would be like to you. Tell us about it! Draw or paint it! Sing it! Dance it! Write a poem!

“”Some aspects to consider (but not necessary):

  • Where are you geographically?
  • What does your dream work environment look and feel like?
  • How is your studio equipped?
  • Who are you creating or collaborating with?
  • Who supports your daily life as you make your creative work?
  • How many hours do you spend creating?
  • How many hours do you spend selling your work or managing the business end?
  • What do you do for recreation?
  • What do you do for inspiration?
  • Do you have any specific goals for this year?

EXTRAS FOR CONSIDERATION: Why aren’t you doing this now? What is preventing you from having your perfect year of making art? What action(s) could you take to have some of this perfection in your life now?””

It is asking a lot, but what it is really asking is, what would be the perfect year for my art.


Time in this case can be bought.

I am one who is more for love than money, but if I had enough money to pay the rent, my car payments/insurance/gas, clothing, food , saving the world etcetera etc….

That could be a perfect year in the life of my art.

So I will, through pictures, and sounds demonstrate this…..