I just returned from a brief trip to Philadelphia and the Type A Advanced Conference. This conference was aimed at people who have been blogging for over three years and was full of great take away information. I took lots of notes and can't wait to sit down and review them.
As awesome as the conference was, though, you can see from this photo what grabbed my attention even more.
I had plenty of time to explore on Friday after my flight got in and guess what I came across? A color-blocked Mondrian entryway and a sign reading ART SUPPLIES.
You know I went in.
Besides all the art supplies an adult or child artist could desire, there were fun artful kiddo materials such as these blank puzzles. I would have bought some in a heartbeat if I hadn't already ordered a whole kit of seven blank puzzles from Pure Play Kids.
I did, however, snag some Bare Books with blank covers to take home to Maia and Daphne. And a few stickers and rainbow colored pencils to go with them…
I almost bought some papier mache animals to paint, just for fun, but decided I needed to be careful with my suitcase space.
This is not the first time I've given Maia a blank book, but this is the first time she took to it. She thanked me profusely then secreted herself off to a corner of the house with her colored pencils and stickers to turn it into "Maia's Art Book."
The insects were given a garden home…
And a tiger was drawn alongside a pattern of scratch 'n' sniff stickers.
A gift of a few simple art materials transformed with the help of a child's imagination.
Are your kids inspired by blank books?
P.S. In case you're in the Philadelphia area and would like to visit this store, it's called Artist & Craftsman and located at 307 Market Street and their phone number is 267-861-6008.