Friday, January 20, 2012

Liquid water colors!

Liquid watercolors (from Discount School Supply) are versatile. This week, we colored the snow and the bath bubbles with small squirt bottles. Then we used dauber bottles (discount school supply again) to decorate shapes on the light table. It all washed off, except maybe a small spot of red on the white tile grout. :) A little elbow grease and that came off too.

We have all enjoyed the daily infusion of color and light on these cold winter days.



















Swamp monster.














Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Craft for the Season

Homemade wrapping paper is so much fun to make!!! Plain brown Kraft paper, a few Christmas-y stamps and you've got cute (and inexpensive) wrapping paper.










On some pages, the kids added their original artwork. A fun craft!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Learning time with Mom

My friend, Stacie, is extremely creative as she teaches her young son. This Jesse Tree craft is calling my name!


http://learningtimewithmom.blogspot.com/2011/11/jesse-tree.html





Sunday, October 9, 2011

Children and Art

http://livinginhislove-shauna.blogspot.com/2011/10/encouraging-my-young-artists.html

A dear friend of mine is wonderfully intentional with the choices she makes to nurture the creativity in her children. Read up!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Zentangle

My first attempt at a zentangle!





Sunday, September 11, 2011

Large Format Art

Newport, Oregon has a row of buildings covered with sea-themed murals. It made the tiny seaport a place of beauty and interest.



Sunday, September 4, 2011

Adorable!

I love this music sign that Valerie created. Can't wait to make one for my home, just can't decide where!!!

http://dvkurtz.blogspot.com/2011/08/new-project.html?m=1




Saturday, September 3, 2011

Guest idea

My artsy mother had this great idea to create a gardening basket for the guest room. Love it! I hope that it will give guests inventive to get outside and enjoy the garden.




Friday, August 26, 2011

Art display

My BFF :) makes her home beautiful and functional. This art display line is low enough that her 5-year-old can change the art himself. By painting the clothespins a variety of bright colors, she added even more interest.

(sorry about the messy bed, my guys slept on her floor last night)




Adorable!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Beautiful art

Love love love the artwork on this duvet!!! I wish I could draw like this!






Apparently it's comfortable too!!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Berry Bounty!

What an amazing artist is our Creator! This is my-latest-new craft-canning bounty from the farmers market.




Sunday, July 24, 2011

Graffiti

What a special time. This weekend some friends of my mom's were visiting and they had the great idea to write scriptures on the beams and subfloors of her new apartment above our garage. Meaningful art. The kids contributed amazingly with drawings and their own ideas too.

































Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Lovely View

Had a great weekend away. To think this is less than 2 hours from our door! My husband gave me a gift of 24 hours alone in a hotel to just be, to plan for our upcoming school year and to rest.

Try to get some time to yourself, out of the house, even if just for a few hours in a quiet hotel lobby or a library. It will help you hear God more clearly and love your family better. Just do it! Plan today to take some time in the next week. Ask your husband for help and support in this. We need rest and rejuvenation if we are going to successfully accomplish this job of raising hearts for eternity!


Payette Lake, McCall, Idaho

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Look what I found!




In case you can't tell what my little artist crafted above, it's supposed to be me! Little Man raided Daddy's arcade quarter stash for supplies.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Chalk art

While watching the demolition for my Mom's new above-garage apartment, we made some chalk art.










Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Botany and Art!

This morning, Jack brought in a branch from our honey locust tree. I
photocopied it first so that the boys' fingers could trace and practice the
shapes. Then we used colored pencils and drew them into our art pads. We
learned how the veins bring the water and nutrients from the soil. A
wonderful activity for a stormy day.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Self-portrait

The boys had a great time making portraits of themselves!







Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Love me some cowboys boots.

Especially on my favorite little cowboys.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Garden Tags Part 2!

Fun Fun Fun!!! You can see that I had some help with them. Endearing,
wonderful!!!