There was much excitement amongst the fairies in the studio as they made last-minute adjustments in preparation for the big event. Their tiny wings fluttered rapidly as they flew from place to place, adding fairy dust and a touch of magic to the other participants of the exhibition. The frolic of fairies was so
The young boy walked into the studio in tears, exclaiming he did not want his father to leave. Just weeks before this, that same boy would virtually push his parents out of the door, eager to have my full attention as we embarked on a creative journey together. The next day, a
The thought of holding a paintbrush to create art can make some people quiver with fear and send them running away screaming. Sounds dramatic, I know. But I’ve actually seen this. Especially with adults and teens who don’t believe they are artistic or creative in any way. We all know that’s not true! For
. Nature paints us the prettiest pictures day after day. So why is it artists feel compelled to create their own impressions, using nature as inspiration? Surely, no one can imagine they can improve on the divine art forms that nature provides. Yet, since caveman times, we have been inspired to record our stories
Have you ever told yourself you are not an artist? What if I told you your very thoughts could be considered art – art that people will pay handsomely for?
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – magnificent muddy masterpieces. Mud has been used in artworks for thousands of years and there is a good reason. It is a wonderful medium. If you read my post, How to Increase Health and Happiness by Playing in Mud, you will know that getting dirty is
It has been used to build houses, make pottery, keep creatures cool, and is one of the oldest words in the English language. Mud. The word dates back to at least 1400 and is derived from the original term “muddle”, meaning the lowest or worst of anything. This ‘lowly’ material can also make
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – this week I’m offering ideas for group art projects. If you read my post, How Group Art Projects Can Make Children Better Adults, you will know the benefits of getting kids to work together to make something. You can do this with family members, or have a
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project, Valentine’s Day crafts. These projects include the cutest bracelet, a kiss flip book, and some wonderful string art.
Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – transforming children’s art. Do you have some budding little artists in your life? Do you feel like you’re drowning in their artwork? Once kids get started they can produce art at an alarmingly fast rate. Before you know it you have literally hundreds of pages of paintings and