Artist in Residence T-Shirt Design

Artist in Residence T-Shirts for Kids

My Artist in Residence T-shirts for kids are finally ready! I love the term Artist in Residence. Usually and officially it refers to artists who are hired by an institution such as a school or museum to spend some time “in residence” working in that space and sharing their ideas and artwork with those in the…

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Kids Art Games - More than 12 fun art games for children

12 Kids Art Games for Fun and Creativity

My kids and I love to play art games and we’ve been playing more than usual lately. Art games are fun, obviously, but they are also easy to fit in whenever and wherever. So while we’ve been unpacking from the recent move or waiting for food at restaurants, we’ve been playing a lot of them. Here…

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Mama Bear with Three Babies Seen at Cataloochee in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Improving My Everyday Photography with a Travel Photography Class

Thanks to Craftsy for sponsoring this post; as always all opinions expressed are my own. I’ve been wanting to improve my photography more and more lately. I upgraded my camera back on my birthday (thanks to the encouragement of my friend Tiffany from Peanut Blossom) from the Canon Rebel T2i that has been my faithful…

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How to Play the Scribble Drawing Game

The Scribble Drawing Game

Okay. So you know that we love drawing prompts and you also know that we love drawing games, right? Well, the scribble drawing game combines both in one interactive and fun activity so is clearly awesome. We’ve done this quite a bit and I wrote about it in my first book (pages 134-135 in the…

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Creative Activities vs Creative Inspiration

Creative Activities vs Creative Inspiration

Even when we seem to have less time for creative activities (on a summer road trip or at the beach, perhaps) everyone is probably soaking up creative inspiration. We’re making memories and storing images and smells and sounds that become a part of who we are as people and as artists. Those memory banks can be called…

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The Artful Year - Celebrating the Seasons and Holidays with Crafts and Recipes

A Favor to Ask…

Hello my friends, I have some exciting news to share with you today. My new book, The Artful Year, was chosen by Amazon as one of the best books of the year so far! (In the category of Crafts, Hobbies, and Home…) You may have seen my announcement on Facebook a while back, but I’ve…

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Daphne We Wish You More

I Wish You More (A Book and Giveaway)

Thank you to I See Me! Children’s Books for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions expressed are my own. My little one, Daphne, is starting kindergarten this month. It’s such a big milestone in the life of a child. And  a time of transition. I could go through all the cliched responses of moms everywhere—How…

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Our Obsession with Fingerprint Art and the book that started it all

Our Obsession with Fingerprint Art

I have often raved about Ed Emberley and his books, mostly because the kids like them so much and his simple step-by-step drawings give them the tools and confidence to draw things they might not normally draw. And because they are fun. Well, every time I mention Ed Emberley here or on my facebook page,…

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Dot to Dot Challenge Art Activity for Kids

Dot to Dot Art Challenge for Kids

Post by Meri Cherry Did you ever do a painting with your child and before you knew it, it was one big brown moosh? Yup, I’m familiar with that too. The Dot to Dot Art Challenge is a great way for kids to build concentration and fine motor skills while creating something beautiful. Keep reading…

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Ready, Set, Draw with a Free Printable Drawing Guide by Craftsy

Ready, Set, Draw :: A Free Printable Drawing Guide

The kids and I have been drawing more lately, using a free Craftsy eGuide on illustration basics as our inspiration for some of the activities. We’ve been practicing drawing emotions, making line drawings, and experimenting with different methods for coloring illustrations. The eGuide is called Ready, Set, Draw! Illustration Basics for Beginners and was created…

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