Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
decor8 Blog also featured my Spring Fling wreath!! WOO HOO. Very exciting. I have been a fan of this blog for so long. And she mentioned that seeing my wreath on the Creature Comfort blog inspired her to do a round up of wreaths on decor8.
Here is the link.
There were a huge number of views to my Spring Fling wreath yesterday. I thought maybe it was on Etsy's front page. I checked the Flickr group to see and nothing, then I checked Google Analytics and it takes a day for the info to show up. So today I checked again and found out my wreath was featured my Ez from the wonderful Creature Comforts blog. I was super excited!! She did a feature on Peach and Aqua and my wreath received many great comment which I am so thankful for. It looks like a sale may be coming from this post too. Thanks so much Ez!! I really appreciate it!
Here is the link if you want to check it out
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Kids are amazing. How do they know to say the right things at the right time? I was feeling a little blue this morning when I told my son it was great when he waited to use the potty and he says "And you do a great job taking care of us and I love you". And then gives me a big kiss and hug. So sweet. It is really true that those moments make up for all the other more difficult ones.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
This was a tool we used in college to hand paint our plaids. I just recently thought about it and I didn't find my original one but this one came with my compass. You just fill it with paint and draw. It is very fun. I can't wait to play more with it. Do a search on line for one. They are pretty cheap.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Ryan dropping the ink on.
Getting ready to dip. One on table open after just dropping the dye on.
I needed to make some flowers for my wreath AND I wanted to a fun thing with my son so we dipped and dropped some dye onto coffee filters. We folded them up and dipped a corner in and then unfolded and dropped some dye on. It was fun for the both of us but we quickly ran out of space to place all of our creations. Maybe this would be good for an outside activity with a clothesline to hang them on. I think the colors came out great and I was able to use them to make some flowers.
I used LUMA dye. It is pretty old. I used it in college. You can use any sort of watercolor with a dropper. The colors of LUMA are very vivid and you don't need much to get a great vivid look.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Paper Heart Project-
So I had this idea after seeing a cool group project over on Flickr called The Paper Quilt Project
I decided I would aim to make a heart a day. A small piece of art reflecting something from the day, a wish for the day, a memory. It had to be something easy to do since I am so busy with the kids but it is a way to try out different things while creating a keepsake for yourself and family. So I haven't done one every day. No big deal. I do it when I can. When my kids are eating a snack or playing or I do it with my 3 yr old son. I then just jot down the date and a couple of lines and done. It doesn't have to be perfect or pretty or anything really. I think it will be fun to go back and look at these later. I am thinking I may stitch them together at some point ( not sure how long I will keep at it) and frame them. I think it would be cool for others to join in. It could also be great to make a collaborative Paper Heart Project such as The Paper Quilt Project above. Any takers?
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Sunday, March 08, 2009
In challenging myself to work in my sketchbook/art journal I picked this logo to make a pattern. It is on my sons tool bench and what can I say, I am surrounded by toys all of the time and i thought it would be cute. One side is colored pencil on raw canvas and the other is Aida cloth with colored pencils. I think I like the raw canvas the best and hope to play more with this idea.
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Friday, March 06, 2009
Somehow between "Mommy, my blankie" and a teething toddler I managed to have a dream last night and it included apples. I was woken up again at 4:30 a.m. and had to draw in my sketch book. After my coffee of course.
I really like the pink green combo on the brown paper.
Colored Pencils on kraft paper.