Almost July- Love the warm summer months. This piece is call color splash & is all about pattern & color. Two of my favorites!
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Being the mom of a little boy I always try to challenge myself to make boy's art that is equally as cute as all the wonderful girl options that flood the market. This piece "Viking Voyagers" explores the fascinating world of all things viking. The Scandinavian trees, the cool viking boats, the shields, the attire, the hair & helmets & yes the beards.
Here's a photo of this piece in progress. I paint & cut out the icons- almost like paper dolls.
Then scan, clean & add more!
Friday, June 20, 2014
For my family it's now officially summer! Luca's last day of kindergarten was yesterday. (I know it's a crazy, long school year for the kids at his school) We feel like this year was a BIG victory for us. Luca started reading, made lots of new friends & the school worked with us to navigate his peanut allergy. I was & continue to be concerned about that but we have one successful year down so this is a positive step. To celebrate we decided not to set our alarms this morning & I sent Luca & Antonio to the pool today. He heads back to school in just about 6 weeks so I'm doing my best to make his short summer break fun. Wait... do I do fun? Summer is always so busy around here but I think adding some fun to my hectic schedule maybe good for me too!
The art I've posted today is from The Big Brother & Big Sister books I did for I See Me a couple years ago. I have some really exciting NEW book projects coming up this year. I look forward to sharing those once they're published!
Hope you & your little ones are enjoying your summer! Some of my fondest memories are from summertime.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
There's something so beautiful about an great dad. I take such joy in seeing my husband (so amazing) and my brothers rise to the occasion. A good dad makes a BIG difference & for that I say THANKS!
And to my own daddy I say, I love you to pieces- Happy Father's Day!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
You get the character stacking tower, 3 felt finger puppets and 3 books.
The first book is What am I? This is a flip book that allows the child to create a variety of silly,
creative characters. Here are just a few examples.
Here are some examples.
Can you tell I love a bright, primary palette? Hope little ones enjoy these gift sets!
Friday, June 6, 2014
(size 7 x 7")
I saw these in Costco a couple weeks ago & they looked super cute! The first book "Dress Up" is a 3 tier flip style format. This is really fun because it allows the child to mix the characters looks.
"Let's Count" is the 2nd book. This a book I had previously made at much smaller scale. I explored counting 1 -10 with girly, sweet icons & patterns. Was relieved to be able to re purpose this art.
Whoa.. Saved me some time! Not posting pictures of this one as I've shown it on the blog before.
The last book is "My ABC's" This is a simple, classic approach matching icons with each letter of the alphabet.
If you're in the market for a girls gift that gives you some bang for your buck (the set is $24.99) check this out at your local Costco- in the book section.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
These are my Set Sail lacing cards inspired by my favorite season of the year- summer!
My gift line with C.R. Gibson offers a variety of lacing cards for girls & boys. A fun way to teach fine motor skills & concentration. Take them to the beach or the pool!