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Catching up

Catching up

I know I do not blog much any more. But, as it is a new year, I am trying to “catch up” and get back at it, because I really do enjoy it. To start catching up, here a couple pictures from this last Autumn that I never shared. The Kiddo wanted to be a … Continue reading

Ice Cream Work: Surrealism, Sand Art, and a Giveaway!

Ice Cream Work: Surrealism, Sand Art, and a Giveaway!

Surrealism began in the 1920s and is an art and literary movement. It involved artists like Salvidore Dali, Rene Magritte, and Max Ernst. Surrealist art surprises the viewer, putting together elements that wouldn’t normally go together. It is characterized by an attempt to show the imagination and dream-world in a visual form. Naoshi (Naoko Kikuchi) … Continue reading

A Winner & New Work

A Winner & New Work

Thank you to everyone who entered my lunch bag pattern giveaway! The random number generator picked comment 9, so Patty is our winner (I just emailed you Patty so get in touch with me if you didn’t receive it)! Thanks for all of the great comments. Virginia’s lunch bag patterns are still on sale through … Continue reading

Art Workshops

Art Workshops

This summer I am once again teaching workshops for FOVOPA. They are such a great organization, bringing all types of art to their local community. The two workshops I am going to teach are PomPom Creations and Doodles: from 2-D to 3-D. The topic of PomPom Creations is kind-of self explanatory… we’re making different things … Continue reading

Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition 2014

Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition 2014

You may recall my inability to actually get my entry done in time for the previous two years for the Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition. Well, sir, that isn’t happening again this year! I absolutely love Umbrella Prints fabric and can only imagine how wonderful it would be to work with yardage of it. The trimmings packs have a … Continue reading

Painted Quotes

Painted Quotes

Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with quotations, song lyrics, and poetry. I have kept a “quotes journal” for as long as I can remember (and now have a Pinterest board of some of my favorites, too). This is a little watercolour project I started recently, highlighting some of my favorite quotes.

Art School: Cork Printmaking

Art School: Cork Printmaking

Printmaking is one of my all-time favorite mediums. I love lino cutting, screen printing, collagraph printing, the list goes on. My little guy loves printmaking, too, and this project is great for kids or adults. It is also inexpensive and quick, perfect for when you only have a little time (either because of a kid’s … Continue reading

A Trip to the Art Museum!

A Trip to the Art Museum!

Our public library has family passes to local libraries that you can check out– for free! How cool is that? This past week, I checked out a pass for the Albany Institute of History and Art and took the Wee One, the Middl’n, and a family friend of ours (three boys, ranging in age from … Continue reading