Tags: art, paris
When I was in college, I had the opportunity to study in Paris, and as an art history major, it was pretty perfect. Much of my time was spent roaming the halls of the Paris museums. One of my favorites, by far, was Centre Pompidou.
Yesterday was crazy rainy in Paris, and we pretty much spent the whole day exploring the galleries of 20th century art.
Tags: art, dollhouse, i'm a giant challenge
Sources: Lisa Congdon, Dear Pumpernickel, Eva Hesse, Nancy Ramirez
I only have a couple of week’s left to finish Jenna’s dollhouse in time for Christmas, and I still have a lot of work to complete – walls that aren’t painted, rooms entirely devoid of furniture, a roof only partially tiled – but I seem to be better at the details than the large brushstrokes. Case in point, this weekend I worked on some artwork for the house. The mostly unpainted, un-wallpapered, unfurnished house.
I’ve been collecting examples of art that I think would work well with the dollhouse decor (at least, with the decor as it looks in my mind) for awhile. Not surprisingly, it’s all pretty pink, white and gray. Here are a few of the tiny pieces I’ve created based on my inspiration:
Tags: art, illustration
We’re doing a little redecorating in Jason’s room, and I’ve been looking for more artwork to round out his solar system mobile from PBK and his John W Golden spaceship prints. Recently, I came across the work of designer and illustrator Simon C Page. Wow, so much to love. And one of the things I love the most is that they won’t seem too young for him a few years from now. In fact, I think my husband and I would even like to have a few of these prints in our room … maybe the spirographs?
Tags: art, artwork, children's art, robot
Maybe it’s the disparate array of toys piled on the floor or the Shabby Chic quilt draped over the loft bed to form a tent, but something about my son’s room defies any theme, color palette or sense of togetherness I try to imbue. So this summer, I’m taking on the challenge of decorating my son’s room. I’ve already come across some great space and robot themed art, some of which will work well with the planet mobile from Pottery Barn Kids and orange rocket painting currently in his room.
If I succeed, I’ll post pictures here, but in the meantime, I thought I’d share some of the artwork that I’ve found:
From left to right:
- A Song of Wires by John W Golden is one of my favorite finds so far.
- Darryl, inspired by vintage robot toys, by ModernPop.
- Le System Solaire by French illustrator Marion Billet.
- Scoot by illustrator Heather Warriner.
- Alphabet inspired robot screenprint by boldandnoble.
- Rocket growth chart from Land of Nod.
- Reggie is part of the same robot series as Scoot.
- Flying saucer from John W Golden’s Lunestrella Series, currently a front runner in the selection of art for Jason’s room.
- Original ink drawing by benben.
- Anything orange is sure to be a hit in our house, including this orange flashlight robot by Richard Wilkinson.
Tags: art, books, Children's Activities
Jenna’s favorite book right now is Where’s My Sweetie Pie by Ed Emberley. We read it every night before bedtime, sometimes 3-4 times. For today’s art activity, I created two panels with small flaps out of shipping material (we receive lots of boxes, so I’m always inventing ways to recycle shipping material into art projects). I placed a picture of Jason and Jenna behind one flap on each panel and then gave them shape stickers to hide behind the other flaps. Jenna loved opening and closing the flaps, but something tells me we’ll still be reading the book every night.
Tags: art, jenna
We have 3 trips between now and Easter so I thought we’d get a head start on our Easter cards. This made Jenna very happy!
Tags: art, jason, jenna, music
Anything music themed is a huge hit in our house. Jason loves to hit the ‘hi-hats’ and the ‘bass drum.’ At three-years-old, he can name more musical instruments than his mother. For today’s art activity, I created collages of Jason and Jenna using recent photos and illustrations found online. I think they were a little hesitant to color on the pictures.
Tags: art, children's crafts, jason, jenna
Each day we try to take at least a few minutes – more if attention spans allow it – to focus on simple creative endeavors like painting, coloring, sticking and glueing. This series will capture the moments we spend together making messes, pretty pictures and objects that inspire imaginative play.
Here’s a look back at the past week: