Wednesday, December 26, 2007

My older girl and I received this fun journal in our stockings. It has great prompts like flinging your coffee at a page, collecting fruit stickers on another, taking the journal in the shower with you, finding a way to wear it, and tongue painting. Tongue painting is when you eat colored candy and lick the page. My daughter really loved that one. You can check out the wreck this journal site here. I look foward to wrecking my journal.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

For a up close look at some famous nativity scenes you can go here.
Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I Am Thankful

I stumbled upon this project this morning and wanted to share it with you. I am Thankful! is a worldwide gratitude project. It is a project created by artist Damaris Pierce and you can find the website here.

"The project, entitled I Am Thankful, encourages individuals of all ages and organizations such as craft guilds, public schools and counseling centers to create original postcard artwork expressing gratitude. Postcards submitted can honor people, places, things or circumstances and artwork can be simple or elaborate as long as it remains two-dimensional. Once completed, postcards can be mailed to Pierce’s attention at her studio located at 69 Wamboldt Avenue Asheville, North Carolina 28806. All postcards will be considered for public display. In January 2008 Pierce will feature the submitted gratitude postcards on her newly redesigned web site "

This is a great project to do during the Holidays. You could get all the materials together and have an open station where guest could create their own postcards. You could send them into the project or save them as a memento.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

New Focus

I’m changing up my blog. My initial intent when starting this blog was to create a resource for parents who want to explore art with their children. I want to make that a focus now. I am so enjoying the creativity that flows from my favorite blogs and I hope to share some of my own with you guys.

There is also another reason for this shift. I hope to open the All Dressed in Blue Art Studio when we move in the next year or so! I am now working on my art curriculum and hope to have lots of ideas and lessons to share with you.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

I'm of to the Arts and Craft Fair on this beautiful sunny day. I hope you are all having fun today too! Hopefully I'll have goodies and ideas to share when I return. Oh and I am doing a little research for a venture I want to start, I'll be sharing more of that soon too!