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  1. Shannon Hart

    Hi Whitney, I found your website via your comment on my delicious account. I am so glad it is helpful!

    I love your blog and your idea about visual journals with your students. I would love some more info about this. How do you introduce this ongoing project? Do students take home their journals or leave them in your classroom? What is effective about this and what are some pitfalls? I know I am asking a LOT of questions, but I am a first year art teacher and I love this idea for my eight graders.

    When you can would you please email me back!

    Thank you and happy Monday!
    SHannon Hart
    Jackson Hole Middle School Art

    • whitneywpanetta

      If you are a first year teacher this project is your god send!! I am in my third year and this is always my go to project. At the beginning of the year I have my students bring in old books and I show them a powerpoint about visual journals (I will e-mail it to your attached e-mail!). Every Friday they work in their journal, which is like a free art day for them, a no plan day for you! Since kids work at different levels if I ever have a student who finished an assignment early I tell them to get out their journal, it’s a great filler! To be honest the product varies greatly from student to student. Some of their journals end up looking bad, they will just cut out and glue down images. I try to encourage them to experiment… but not all of them take my advice. A lot of them look amazing and everyone loves this project. I grade them on participation, rather than the actual look of their pages. I think this gives them the freedom to try new things without worrying it will fail and they will get a bad grade. I require a page a week to be completed, and as long as they have that done they will get a 100. I grade them 50/50 at the end of Fall and Spring semester. I will e-mail you the powerpoint, it has student examples in it as well. Feel free to contact me with any questions!

  2. Leah Rosenberg

    Hi Whitney,

    Thanks so much for your post- Caitlin Freeman just showed it to me! I was curious about the guest post part though and if you found the work through my website or through the book? Caitlin and I are in New York right now and sweet dogs abound!!

    Also there is an Oldenburg show at MOMA right now that we just saw and I bet you would love it!

    Warm Regards,

    • Whitney Panetta

      I’m so glad you found the post, I LOVE your edible art! Chessia Kelley actually contacted me a few weeks ago about doing a post about your work. She provided the basic information and the pictures, and I filled in the gaps! I think it’s amazing that you have followed up your edible art with a cookbook. A suggestion I had to increase traffic on the post about your work is to do a giveaway at the end of this month (or next month) of a copy of your cookbook. I do monthly giveaways for readers and always get a lot of traffic through them. I would link back to the original post and to your website. Let me know if you are interested and able to send me a copy of your cook book.

      I wish I could go to MOMA right this minute! I am a high school art teacher and do an Oldenberg assignment every year, I love his work. Good luck with your future edible art projects and work at the Cafe!

  3. julia

    LOVE the Alice in Wonderland tea set you made. I have a friend using this theme in her wedding. Was wondering if you could/would make this set for me to purchase? I would love to give her a handmade piece SO beautiful as this. Is this something that interest you? What would be the cost? Please respond to me with any information. Looking forward to hearing from you,

    • Whitney Panetta

      Thank you for your kind comments, you are so sweet! At this point in time I don’t have the means to make another set, and I would have to charge an arm and a leg for it since it took so long to make. If you are interested in a different type of Alice and wonderland themed gift I could do a set of encaustic panels with silhouettes of the characters or items that represent the theme (ie teapot, teacup, hat, etc.). I would be happy to set up a personalized listing on Etsy if you are interested, and if you purchase more than one the price reduces. here is a link to my etsy with examples of my silhouette encaustics. Thanks for checking out my blog!

  4. Tim

    Sooooo. This is essentially a rip off from an illustrators work, no creativity needed.

    • Whitney Panetta

      I appreciate your feedback. The main section of the page is pulled from an Illustrator’s work from a magazine, but it’s collaged together to create another image. 99% of the time I change work pulled from magazines, online, etc. at least 50% so I am more able to call it my own. This image definitely walks that line. While I did add the branch, grass, dashed lines, text, and pulled the cut outs together in a new way, I recognize the fact that the focus is someone else’s artwork; which is why I started the explanation of this by saying this artwork is from a SCAD catalog.

      I think no creativity needed it debatable, but you aren’t alone in questioning collage work. To each their own. Thanks for sharing your opinion!

    • Whitney Panetta

      In the future feel free to comment directly on the page, I think it’s interesting to see other people’s opinions.

  5. Debra Duboux

    Hi im in love with your amazing art. I wanted to know if you could make One for sale. ?. I love one of a kind, and so beautiful. Please let me know, yo are so talented.



  6. bob jones

    I recently found another source of “notwallpaer” rollers at They even have a machine that paints 2 colors at the same time.

  7. Nimisha Pinnaka

    I have been looking for some inspiration for my Art GCSE. This is my favourite so far. The piece caged got my attention and I created a transcription of it for my portfolio. I have to make a written piece work about you and the painting. I was delighted when I read your blog and I was wondering if you could help me.

    I will be looking forward for your reply.

  8. Nicky

    Hello! Is it possible to buy this AliceInWonderland tea set?? If yes, how and where?? Thanks!

    • Whitney Panetta

      Thanks for your interest Nicky! Unfortunately, this was made for my niece. I do a lot of custom orders through my Etsy shop, Sweet Celadon. If you are ever interested in pricing out a piece, send me a message through there.

  9. Akvile

    Hello, I am an art GCSE student and I fell in love with your art work. I’ve some question that I would like to ask. Why do you do what you do and what has inspired you to do that?

    Thank you for your time.

    • Whitney Panetta

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I do my artwork because it is what I love to do. I have a need to express myself creatively and I love exploring new ways of doing that. I have fallen into a few different types of art, mostly journaling, ceramics, and encaustic at the moment. I enjoy trying new things, I get bored sticking with the same material. My Mom inspired me to pursue art. She was an art teacher and working artist in her spare time. She was always supportive and encouraging of my interest in art and my plan to pursue an art college degree. My current work is inspired by people’s relationship to objects. How these inanimate objects can hold memories, experiences, and emotions. I was inspired to do this after one of my good friends got a tattoo of a chair that belonged to her grandmother. I was so intrigued by the amount of emotional weight she put on this piece of furniture.

      I hope that answers your questions! Let me know if you have any others. Good luck with your future in art! It is the best feeling to do what you love.

  10. Kathleen Walsh

    I am very interested in purchasing a bud vase (either wood grain or hydrangea) for a Parisian friend who lived in GA (went to UGA) for awhile years back. We will be flying to visit her SOON and I was wondering if getting one prior to that is even possible. Thanks so much for your prompt response!

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