Tuesday, June 14, 2011

{Art with Kids} Still Life and Father's Day

Hello Friends,
It's been very hot in our area. The kind of hot that makes the thought of going outside an unpleasant thought. These are the days the kids whine that they are board and look to us in hopes of a magic "fun" solution. Those are the perfect days to pull out the watercolors and set up a still life.
Your still Life can be their sand bucket and snorkel on a table or as simple as a piece of fruit on the kitchen table as my daughter and I did in this photo. Notice that my sweet girl even captured the pool of shadow at the base of the pear. This is a great opportunity to talk to your budding artist about light and shadow. Make it even more appealing to the kids by using their action figures or dolls as the subject.

A great way to create a sure to be treasured Father's Day gift would be to set up Dad's tackle box and fishing reel for the little artist to draw or paint from. If Dad's not a fisherman what are his interest? A baseball and glove? Whatever it is, he will be pleased to see that his little one made it with their own precious hands. Then Mommy can grabbed an inexpensive picture frame to complete the gift.


Friday, June 10, 2011

{Art Journaling} My day


{Link Party} She's Crafty

Come one over to see all the crafty ideas these ladies are sharing.



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

{Party} Pool Party Time

It's that time of year, Pool Party Season.
Check out what a blast we had last year with my mermaid collection.

The Mermaid party was a blast. My lovely little mermaid enjoyed the party and her guest. And... mommy enjoyed seeing every one checking out the decorations! You can buy the printable party favors I designed here. I had a blast creating the marshmallow fondant shells on top of the cupcakes. It's a super easy recipe and then you just sculpt like you would with Play-Dough!


{A Craft Project} A Sign

Hi Friends,

I don't know about you, but I love to freshen up my house with new accents with the change of season... or just because ;) And one of the best things I accidentally discovered was what a nice sign an old drawer front makes.

I was pulling apart an old armoire to use the doors as large canvases, when I noticed the drawers already had a hanging mechanism, the drawer handle!

For this project I used:

drawer front with handle gesso

acrylic/craft paint

my imagination ;)

I covered the back or inside(side without the drawer handle) of the drawer with gesso and then painted what I wanted on it. It was ready for a special spot in my kitchen!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

{Facebook} Share the Love

Hello friends,
If you like my designs and find my blog to be a treat, then I'd love for you to like my facebook fan page. And don't forget to share it with your friends on Facebook. This girl can use all the help she can get.

Hugs and Whimsical Wishes,

Monday, June 6, 2011

{Holiday Decor} Celebrate America

Once Upon a Time there was a girl who was blessed to live in the most amazing country. A country where with hard work and vision, anyone had the right to pursue their dreams. That girl was me, and I'm proud to say that I'm a hard working American. An American who still believes in the dream. As we draw close to the 4th of July and celebrate those who've sacrificed to allow that freedom and the forefathers with that vision I wanted to share this patriotic printable party set with you. It's the perfect accent to a nice day of grilling out with friends and family.

I also wanted to share the cutest idea for cupcakes at your next cook out. They do a great job of tricking the eye. I found them in the latest issue of a magazine I picked up. I 'm drawing a blank on the what magazine I picked up. That's a sure sign that I need to give my brain a break. But I did find the exact same cupcakes on Martha's website. So go check them out!

Aren't they cute! I could just see these on a table at our next gathering.

Image property of Martha Stewart Magazine.


Friday, June 3, 2011

{Crafty Link Up Party}

Check out all these great creative souls!