Entries Tagged as: baby

Bird Hearts

March 7th, 2012, Comments (5)

One of my favorite ways to work in mixed-media lately is with paint and ink. I think it's partly the immediacy of it. Acrylic paint and ink dry fairly quickly and the ink part is not messy, too things that have become more important to me with a baby at home.

Speaking of making art with a baby at home, I recently did a guest post about how I fit in time to make art during my first year as a mom, which you can read here. It's part of a series about motherhood and creativity, with lots of great posts, so check it out!

Love and a Work in Progress

February 14th, 2012, Comments (6)

Happy Valentine's Day to all you creative souls!

I had a lot of fun making a little Valentine for the hubster with Miss Annabelle. I traced her hand and doodled some hearts on tracing paper. And she added her own touches with some dots and lines. So sweet! Later I took the tracing paper, taped it over some colored paper and wrote in a Valentine's Day message. Writing it out in chunky pastels, I unintentionally made it look like Annabelle wrote the message herself. haha! He loved it. :-)

This week, I've been working in bits in pieces on a larger piece that's been a work-in-progress for a long time. And it still is! It's been more challenging to work on larger pieces because I don't have big chunks of time right now, but it's coming along. I had the original idea back when Annabelle was a newborn. Up late at night, I had the image pop into my head of a woman nursing in the middle of the forest, surrounded by night animals and trees. In the summer, I started the collage background. During Art Every Day Month, I dove into it. And then I set it aside for a while. I'd love to finish it up during this month of Night! We'll see if I can wrap it up. I don't want to rush it either, but it's getting closer!

She Carried the Night in Her Hair

February 4th, 2012, Comments (14)

I started this piece at the Intuitive Ink workshop I taught last weekend at the wish studio (so fun!) Today, I went back into it and saw a woman with stars in her hair and began to draw that out. Annabelle saw me drawing and wanted to take a closer look.

And here's a snapshot of the workshop in action. I'm going to be teaching something else at the wish studio, so if you're in the area, stay tuned And if you're not in the area, I am creating an online version of the workshop to release sometime this Spring!

Intuitive Ink Prep

January 21st, 2012, Comments (12)

In a week from today I'm teaching Intuitive Ink at the Wish Studio in Newburyport, Massachusetts. If you're in the area, I'd love to see you there! You can get all the details and sign up here.

Earlier this week, I did some inkblots in prep for the class. Above, are some "before" inkblots which we'll play with and make creations from in class. I'm loving the way they look all lined up together though. A nice burst of color during these dark winter days.

And here's a couple example of some "after" inkblots. They're so fun to make!

I'm also planning to create an online version of this workshop, which I hope to have ready to offer in the Spring!

I hope you're all having a wonderfully creative weekend. I had the fun experience of letting my daughter play in the snow for the first time on Friday. She was having a blast until she realized that snow was very cold. heh.

Brand New Artist in the Making

January 15th, 2012, Comments (12)

This is my silly, sweet, beautiful girl.

And this is her first drawing. A little artist in the making! :-)

Oh, How She Grows

December 2nd, 2011, Comments (17)

My baby girl is 7 months old today! I looked back at some of her pictures in her little chair over the last seven months and was amazed at how much she's grown. Blows my mind! She's such a bright light.

Here's some of them.

At 2 weeks:

At 6 weeks:

10 weeks:

3 months:

4 months:

5 months:

6 months:

7 months, today!

I love you, little Mush!

Day 28: Rabbit Moon Onesie

November 28th, 2011, Comments (13)

This is my favorite of the onesies I've done this month! It's another freezer paper stencil based on a drawing I did earlier this year. I can't wait to put Annabelle in it! :-) I'm glad AEDM pushed me to try this out. I'd like to do more!

Day 25: A onesie

November 25th, 2011, Comments (4)

I took three onesies with me to play with while out of town visiting relatives. This one I did with a freezer paper stencil and a bit of fabric paint. The "a" is for Annabelle. I decided to do a lower case "a" because an upper case "A" onesie would have reminded me too much of Alvin from Alvin and the Chipmunks! I accidentally dripped a little paint on the sleeve, so I turned that into a heart and then put a matching heart on the butt. :-) Happy accidents.

I'm having fun making these onesies! I'll have to think more on what I could make with freezer paper stencils.

Day 24: Bring Love Onesie

November 24th, 2011, Comments (9)

I've been wanting to make some fun onesies for Annabelle and AEDM seemed like the perfect opportunity to dive in! I picked up some Sharpie fabric markers and drew on a plain pink onesie. The bird is loosely based off the birds in my Bring Love painting. I want to try some freezer paper stencils too, so maybe I'll do that tomorrow.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Day 23: Last page of Annabelle’s book

November 23rd, 2011, Comments (10)

Here's the last page of Annabelle's book. I can't wait to read it to her! I know at first, she may just want to eat it (hehe), but I think it will become a special book to her someday. I'd like to make more! Maybe something with collage that I can have printed and bound elsewhere. Hmm, something to think on.

For those who celebrate, have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I hope your day is filled with family, great food, love, and hopefully a bit of time to create!