Don’t you think it would be cool to find a cave and discover a long lost treasure?! In The Secret Cave: Discovering Lascaux by Emily Arnold McCully a group of boys do just that! They discovered perfectly preserved cave paintings of animals estimated to be 17 thousand years old! Caves are fascinating from a geological standpoint and also for their ability to hide and preserve something so old! Continue reading
Welcome to the fourth installment of my egg series! Life is great for fans of the egg! Lots of designy things take inspiration from the egg and why not?! We all started out in an egg, of sorts, and what better way to evoke a feeling of comfort and security. There are a lot of very literal interpretations out there which I tried to stay away from although it was hard!
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Welcome to “Egg Life” where one lives in a house like this… Continue reading
Rainy Day Art Project with Kids
My son expected the first day of spring to arrive with spring weather. Little kids are funny! But turns out he was right! Yesterday being the last day of winter was also perfectly wintry. We woke to freezing rain.
The best thing to to on a rainy day is to not get out of bed but if you can’t the next best thing is to turn that rain into lemon-aid! After dropping my daughter off at school my son and I decided to make son art with the rain! Continue reading
When I was a little kid I wanted to be a Disney animator. I loved fairy tales and Disney art. Plus I was fascinated by the process of animation. We had a set of Golden Book encyclopedias and I loved looking at the animation entry, especially the pictures, of course. This childhood dream of mine did not come true but I am still as fascinated by animation as ever! Continue reading
Art is so hard to define isn’t it? One time people had a hard time seeing photography as art or abstract paintings, or how about this. Or how about something that was completely created accidentally. This is a photo I took while putting my camera away. I don’t know what it’s of, but I like the colors and the soft effect from the motion blur. So, I am going to be controversial today and call it art! Now that I think about it, it is often the unexpected in art that I respond to. I think that is why I like printmaking.
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Painting on Slate Stepping Stones with Water
The other day it started to rain and I saw this…
And it made me think of trying this…
I know my brain is capable of imagination. This morning I work up in the middle of a very detailed dream. I was exploring the many unusual rooms of a fixer-upper we bought. It had a perfect children’s room with a slide instead of a door to get out and over the garage was a theater room not with a stupid big TV but with a stage and curtain and old fancy woodwork. The only downside was that it had a big hole in the attic floor you could fall into. Continue reading
Let’s see, what can we make with the crack on our front porch…
Today I have a new page to share! It’s called “My Art” and you can find in on my menu bar or by clicking here.
There you will find an overview of my process for creating the visuals for my posts. I hope to update it from time to time possibly with more step by step detail if it seems like there is an interest. I would love your feedback!
Back in January stamps went from 44¢ to 45¢. Price increases aren’t as big a deal as they used to be thanks to forever stamps, online bill pay, and email. Who sends actual letters anymore? But for those of us who buy stamps for the art, it is secretly fun because when the price goes up we get to augment our art sharing (a.k.a. envelope stamping) with a one or two cent stamp!