We’ve been reading and loving all the picture books for children by Carole Lexa Schaefer lately, recommended to me by Lucia of Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish. They are such special books—full of lovely explorations (and illustrations!) of children’s active imaginations. I’ve always been very inspired by books, both as a child and as well […]
A bunch of grapes, a banana (traced, I believe, from a real banana), and an orange, all drawn by Maia after dinner last night on the dirty kitchen floor, underfoot, while Harry did the dishes and I put Daphne to bed. She used markers, which remain her favorite, despite sporadic attempts on my part to […]
Maia made her own wrapping paper the other day with liquid watercolors, a dropper, and white tissue paper. I put a piece of matboard underneath (free from a frame shop) to absorb the extra watercolors that soaked through. I wouldn't say this is the best project in the world, but Maia was asking for a […]
Made with Crayola window crayons on a cold, cold day.
Richard Shilling is a land artist based in Northern England who encourages children to get outside to see and create art in nature. He recently published the first of a series of Land Art for Kids books in partnership with Julia Brooklyn. Join me in learning more about Richard, his art, and his vision for […]
Here are a couple of artful books we’re enjoying from the library right now:
Maia has a new favorite game, the eeBoo Fairytale spinner game, which she received for Christmas. She loves games and is starting to enjoy storytelling as well, so this one, which combines the two, is perfect for her. It is yet another amazing one of the eeBoo games, and our current favorite. The object is to […]
I thought I'd share my current addictions with you. Sort of a "10 things that make me happy" list, but in this case 8 things I can't stop doing. Or consuming. Here they are, in no particular order. Reading. You already knew this one. My love of books is no secret. But I've been […]