The Artful Parent CELEBRATING 10 YEARS

Celebrating 10 Years of The Artful Parent (+ huge giveaway)

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The Artful Parent CELEBRATING 10 YEARS

Today is the 10 year anniversary of The Artful Parent.

Wow.

This is kind of a big deal.

To celebrate, I’m baking a cherry pie* (for me) and giving away all of my books and products (for you), so make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post!

*Despite being a kids’ art blog, my cherry pie recipe remains my most popular post of all time. Go figure!

10 years ago today, I hit ‘publish’ on my very first blog post and basically changed the trajectory of my life.

The Artful Parent CELEBRATING 10 YEARS

You know how one little decision can have a huge impact on your life path and those around you? That’s what this has been for me and my family.

The Artful Parent and I have both grown a lot over the years, maturing and evolving together.

Here are a few of the ways:

  • Blogging about children’s art and creativity has influenced how I parent. I’m sure of it. While I probably would have made art and creativity a priority anyway because of my interests and beliefs, blogging about them has made me much more conscious about incorporating them in a regular and meaningful way.
  • My knowledge of kids’ art and creativity has greatly expanded over the years.
  • My writing and photography have improved by leaps and bounds.
  • What started as a creative outlet and way to connect with others evolved into a business over time (with me kicking and screaming half the time about not being a business person, but ultimately being incredibly grateful for the opportunity to support my family doing what I loved.) I even have a team now! An incredible one at that.
Jean Van't Hul, author of The Artful Parent books, Photo by Brackett Studios

Photo of Jean by Rebekah Brackett of Brackett Studios

  • The blog enabled me to become an author of two kids’ art books (which have been published in several languages including French, Russian, Chinese, and Korean), and I’m going to be working on a third one this year.
  • I met some of my very best friends because of The Artful Parent.
  • The blog has helped me to crawl out of dark places in my own personal life more than once.
  • The Artful Parent has allowed a serious introvert like me to share my interests and passions and knowledge with a lot of people around the world. Like millions. That’s just incredible!
  • I get to hear stories and thank yous from parents and caregivers and teachers all the time about how my blog or books have affected their parenting and their family. What a privilege to inspire and motivate people to do more art!
  • I hear from other seriously awesome bloggers that my blog and/or books inspired them to start a kids’ art class/group and blog. And now they are influencing and helping even more parents and teachers around the world to prioritize art and creativity.
Maia Giving Daphne a Rainbow Painting for Her Birthday

Maia Giving Daphne a Rainbow Painting for Her Birthday

When I sit down to think about it, I am amazed and humbled.

That first blog entry 10 years ago, before I really knew what a blog even was changed the trajectory of my life. It continues to affect me and my family in incredible ways. And it seems it has affected and continues to affect others, too. I hope so.

I have so much love and gratitude for you all right now!

Thank you for reading The Artful Parent and helping it to become what it is today and for helping me to become who I am today. I appreciate you from the bottom of my heart.

And if there is a moral in this story, it is this:

Let the Beauty of What You Love Be What You DoThat dream you have?

Start it.

Start small. Take the first step. Write the first blog post. Sign up for the class. Make the call.

You never know the impact that first little step might have on the trajectory of your life.

Whatever it is you’re dreaming of, take the first step.

xo,

With love and gratitude and a million thank yous,

Jean

P.S. As a small additional thank you and a way to celebrate this 10 year anniversary, I have a big giveaway package for you with all of the Artful Parent books and products that I have created (a total value of $221.87). 

The Artful Parent Kids Art Giveaway

The Artful Parent Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To enter the giveaway for these books, courses, activity packs, and T-shirt  ($221.87 total value!), leave a comment to this blog post and then check the box on the Rafflecopter widget above. Giveaway ends Saturday, January 27th at 11:59 pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter and announced here on January 28th. I will also email the winner. Giveaway open to reader around the world, ages 18 and over.

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  • Reply
    Jane Emery
    January 20, 2018 at 7:26 am

    I first stumbled across your books while searching for creative children’s activities on my kindle, about 6 months ago. Everything you write is truly inspirational, and strengthened the bond between myself and my daughter, as we use your ideas to create and have fun. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
    Jane and Sorrel

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      Heather
      January 20, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      Happy happy anniversary! You’re an inspiration and someone I admire greatly, enjoy that pie tonight!

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        Ashley Glaza
        January 24, 2018 at 5:37 pm

        Your blog is my favorite. A friend introduced me years ago to your book when her kids were little. In this world of little kids where I have no time to get distracted by facebook, I find I always have time to read one of your cool posts and get busy with my kids. Thank you!

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      Kimberly
      January 20, 2018 at 9:50 pm

      Wow. I actually just found your blog about a week ago and have been combing through it for ideas.

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      Marie Bologna
      January 21, 2018 at 11:49 am

      Thanks for all your great ideas and I am so glad you get to do your dream job. You are very lucky and so are we!

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      Christy
      January 21, 2018 at 11:25 pm

      Happy Anniversary! Thank you for sharing your ideas, inspiration and creativity!

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        Dawn
        January 22, 2018 at 7:51 am

        Agree! Happy 10 year anniversary. So thankful for this resource.

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      Emily Williams
      January 22, 2018 at 11:56 pm

      I am so happy that you hit Publish 10 years ago. Because I found your book at the library, The Artful Parent, my daughters and I started an art group with our neighbors last year. It was such a fun thing for all of us! We love to look at the pictures of art ideas you have and we have tried many of them!
      Lately I have been making Grandma’s Honey Wheat bread from your Artful Year book. I don’t know why you included food in that book as art, but my whole family loves this bread. I am so glad that you did include food. I love the idea of celebrating the seasons with appropriate food and crafts! Thanks for sharing with everyone! And many blessings to you and your family in the coming 10 years!

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      Alicia
      January 23, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      Your posts have not only
      Inspired me as a teacher but also as a parent.
      I thank you and I am sure my children do also. :)
      Congratulations!

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      Cameron
      January 23, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      Congratulations and thank you for continuing to inspire our family ❤️

    • Reply
      Kathynik
      January 24, 2018 at 8:47 am

      Many thanks for all that you have shared! I use so many of your ideas each week.

    • Reply
      Jamie
      January 24, 2018 at 9:35 am

      Happy Anniversary! The more I read from you the more inspired I become to engage in meaningful art projects with my 4 year old little boy!

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    Cassie
    January 20, 2018 at 7:46 am

    I’m always looking for creative art ideas to help me and my daughter create.

  • Reply
    Joy
    January 20, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Very happy anniversary to you!

  • Reply
    Christy K
    January 20, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! I’ve used so many of your ideas while homeschooling my kids ????

  • Reply
    Michele Balistrieri
    January 20, 2018 at 7:55 am

    I check out what you are doing daily. My youngest granddaughter comes every Friday and she loves art. Your ideas have helped along the way. Thanks always

  • Reply
    Annette
    January 20, 2018 at 8:02 am

    I’ve been reading you for years. Congrats!

  • Reply
    Clare
    January 20, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Wow – what a lovely prize.

  • Reply
    Sarah
    January 20, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Congratulations on ten years!

    • Reply
      Angel
      January 21, 2018 at 9:25 pm

      I am so grateful for you! Parenting is so hard. We’re all so tired. Yet you give us simple ways to foster our childrens’ creativity. Unlike Pinterest or other blogs that have complex ideas which require special materials, your ideas are often simple, easily achievable, and beautiful. And they don’t trigger mom guilt. I do what I can when I can and am thankful that I have a toolbox of artful parent inspiration.
      Thank you!!!

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    Erin
    January 20, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Congratulations! Your blog has given me so many fun ways to connect with my kiddo. I don’t consider myself a creative type but started seeking out creative outlets when I started reading Brene Brown’s work around the importance of creativity to wholehearted living, and the creativity scars so many people have. Anyway, your blog has also given me a chance to play with creativity too. Thank you!

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      Belinda Soon
      January 20, 2018 at 9:27 am

      Congratulations! Happy 10!
      And many more 10 to come. Thanks for inspiring all of us and most importantly guiding us. As a person who loves art but due to time constraints, all your artwork comes in handy and practical. Thank you for saving and making our life as a mom much easier while handling a toddler who craves for more creative ideas.

      Thank you Jean!

      XOXO

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        Renee
        January 20, 2018 at 10:26 am

        Inspiring and beautiful. I love your posts and passion!!!!!

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      Jannine
      January 26, 2018 at 9:12 am

      This is amazing! Your books and blogs have done so much for my family!

  • Reply
    Erika
    January 20, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Congratulations ????

    I really enjoy your posts

  • Reply
    Christie
    January 20, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Congrats! ANd thanks for inspiring me to make messes and art with my children!

  • Reply
    Natalia
    January 20, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Congratulations! Your story is inspiring.

  • Reply
    edna thackeray
    January 20, 2018 at 9:07 am

    I have enjoyed your artful blog over the years and have used more than a few of your offerings. 2018 is looking even better!

  • Reply
    Rebecca Simpson
    January 20, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Thank you for your artful inspiration over the years! It has helped me to incorporate more art into our homeschool lives.

  • Reply
    Michelle
    January 20, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Keep on trucking! :)

  • Reply
    Emurray
    January 20, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Congratulations for 10 years! I always look forward to seeing your creative ideas and trying them- sometimes they aren’t as pretty as yours, but it’s the process that counts, right? Thank you!

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    Jessica
    January 20, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Congratulations! I always love checking out your ideas and have incorporated so many in my own home. Thank you so much!

  • Reply
    Joleen
    January 20, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Congratulations and thank you! I’ve followed you for the past 7 years since I had my first child. I now have 3 children and your wonderful ideas have inspired lots of creativity in our home. Many happy memories too xxx

  • Reply
    Melissa
    January 20, 2018 at 9:10 am

    I love your site, it has given me great ideas of things to do with my daughter.

  • Reply
    Rebekah Duvic
    January 20, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Thank you for taking that chance 10 years ago! Great products listed in that prize, too!

  • Reply
    Jan
    January 20, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! And thank you for your time and help. Creativity is a wonderful way to connect with kids, grandkids, students well, anyone really. I look forward to man

  • Reply
    Liselotte
    January 20, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Congrats! You’ve inspired me more than once!!

  • Reply
    Hina
    January 20, 2018 at 9:13 am

    I might just take that first step.. I hope 10 years from now I end up like you ????

  • Reply
    Lacy Simons
    January 20, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Happy anniversary! Your book is full of bookmarks for past, current & future projects for us—thank you!

  • Reply
    Angela Dirks
    January 20, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Happy Anniversary! Ten years blogging is an impressive feat, not to mention authoring two books. You continue to inspire me as a parent and creative person who is continually trying to merge my personal and professional lives. Thank you for the nudges (and smudges).

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    Nicole Brinser
    January 20, 2018 at 9:14 am

    I am grateful for your insight and creativity when I too have had seasons where I was not “so much”! So glad you are here and decided 10 years ago to graciously share your knowledge to the rest of us. Thank you!

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    Emily Scott
    January 20, 2018 at 9:15 am

    You truly are an inspiration. Your emails always brighten up my day, and all of the children I teach. I owe you so much for your constant creativity and ideas. Thank you – you made a big difference to your own life 10 years ago, and continue to make a big difference to mine. Xx

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    Nancy J. Hillengas
    January 20, 2018 at 9:15 am

    I found a great deal of inspiration in your ideas for my Montessori classroom. And now as an educator of future Montessori teachers, I hope to bring some of your ideas to them as well as your blog and various books. Keep up your amazingly creative work!!

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    Jeannie McCarter
    January 20, 2018 at 9:16 am

    So happy for you and thankful for your blog! My son and I have enjoyed exploring many of the projects you shared. Thank you!

  • Reply
    Savannah Stewart
    January 20, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Wow! Ten years is an amazing accomplishment! My son and I have gained and explored so much through your website:)

  • Reply
    Blanca
    January 20, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Congratulations and thank you for inspiring so many to express themselves through art!

  • Reply
    Eleanor
    January 20, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Jean I am so inspired by your ideas and love seeing new ones in my inbox and exploring old ones with my boys. I have be braver with the art and options I give them than I would have been without your inspiration. Keep inspiring. Eleanor

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    Margot Hart
    January 20, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Well done on all your efforts and thanks for all your amazing ideas ????????????

  • Reply
    Victoria
    January 20, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Thank you for all the terrific creative ideas – it’s been a real encouragement to me to get creating with my children, and making happy memories in the process.

  • Reply
    Jenifer
    January 20, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Always love your projects!

  • Reply
    Leslie
    January 20, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Thank you for your commitment to children and their growth. Art provides so much for their brains and mine. Appreciate your ideas and inspiration.

  • Reply
    Moline
    January 20, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Congratulations & thank you!

  • Reply
    Molly
    January 20, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Jean, thank you for all these years of inspiration and creativity. I’ve followed you since the beginning and still hope that we get the chance to meet in real life someday. Your work has made an actual impact on the trajectory of my life as well and I thank you. xoxo

  • Reply
    Ewa
    January 20, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Congratulations!! Thanks for all the ideas that turned into so many awesome and creative afternoons with my little one!!

  • Reply
    Stacie
    January 20, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Congrats!! We love your stuff!

  • Reply
    Leslie Merry
    January 20, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your insight and creativity! As an early childhood educator, I am always seeking new ideas and inspiration to support the development of creativity! And congratulations on reaching your year anniversary!!

  • Reply
    Annie Hunter
    January 20, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Thank you so much for all the inspiration. I love doing all the projects with my two girls! Annie, Claire & Charlotte

  • Reply
    Naoko
    January 20, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Happy 10th anniversary! I found your blog about a year ago when my daughter was 3. Now she is 4 and art is what she loves the most. Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas and suggestions. I will continue to enjoy the beauty of arts with my daughter.

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    Selena Sutherland
    January 20, 2018 at 9:31 am

    You are such an inspiration! I purchased your first book when I became a stay at home mom three years ago and it was an eye opening experience for me. I have never been artsy or crafty, but I am always doing arts and crafts with my daughter and I love the experiences we share through this. Now I also have a two year old son and I do hope to one day start a toddler art group. Thank you for all you have taught me! It has greatly influenced who I am as a mother.

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    Courtney Lyons
    January 20, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Congratulations on an amazing 10 years! I think I found you very early in your blogging career, as your guidance seems to have almost always been with us (my kids are now 11,9 and 4). We first enjoyed your seasonal ebooks and now reference the hard copy of the lartful year often! Here’s to 10 more!

  • Reply
    Jeanne
    January 20, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Congratulations!

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    Aimee
    January 20, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Congratulations! You are an inspiration to me and my colleagues.

  • Reply
    Hana
    January 20, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Happy anniversary! I live in France and was positively surprised when I saw Artful Parent translated to French in my favourite organic grocery shop in our little town. Well done, you are my inspiration!

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    Shanti Jahnsen
    January 20, 2018 at 9:36 am

    I‘m an art teacher and you have inspired my path and also my way how I live a creative life with my family. Thank you so much for that.
    Congratulations for having made the small step 10 years ago and now for having so much success.

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    Kymberley
    January 20, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Congratulations! I’m so happy I found you blog.

  • Reply
    Elizabeth Jobst
    January 20, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Congrats!

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    Kim
    January 20, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Thank you for creating the Artful Parent. I appreciate your hard work, to take what you are passionate about, and share with others so they can learn and be inspired. I look forward to my email newsletter from you because you provide wonderful art activities and inspiration that I use to create with my grandchildren.

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    Claire
    January 20, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Congratulations on ten years!

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    Kimberly Minard
    January 20, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Congrats on ten years! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Vicki Henson
    January 20, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Just found you. I teach kindergarten and have taught first grade. I try to include creative art in my classes as much as I can. Time can be an issue. I feel children need to create, makes them be better thinkers. Unfortunately it’s not carried on too much past early childhood.
    Thank you and congratulations.

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    Briana
    January 20, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Congratulations on 10 years, and we hope to see you for many more! ????????????????

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    Denise
    January 20, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Great blog for grandparents too!

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    Dana Coughlin
    January 20, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Congratulations! I have loved the ideas I get from your page. My granddaughter is 15 months old and I’m excited to do projects with her!

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    Meta Chavannes
    January 20, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Such an inspiring story, thank you for sharing your journey and encouraging your readers to follow theirs. And that is aside from your emails and blogposts that always tickle the artsy side of my brain, currently underused, and that make my fingers itch to get started. Thanks! And congratulations!

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    Julia B.
    January 20, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Congratulations! Your site is such an inspiration!

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    Margaret
    January 20, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Thank you for all the beauty and inspiration you share with us! I’m a long-time reader, and have always felt bolstered by your joy, excitement and simple ideas for bringing art into the home. You do this all with such humility, and with genuine curiosity. I love what you do. Congrats on 10!

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    Keira
    January 20, 2018 at 9:43 am

    I started reading when my kids were little. Now 12 and 9. Nice way to spend their nap times. Thanks for giving me inspiration for their waking hours too.

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    Jody
    January 20, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Happy Anniversary! My kids are still pretty young, so please keep sharing for many more years!

  • Reply
    Christina
    January 20, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Love your site. It inspires me to give my child more creative opportunities.

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    Kim
    January 20, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Congratulations on many dreams come true! I am inspired in so many ways by your journey!

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      Pattie Vincent
      January 21, 2018 at 11:49 am

      I love your site! Happy Anniversary! I am a kindergarten teacher who is always looking for creative ideas for my class. Your site provides so many wonderful ideas for teachers, parents, and grandparents.

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    Karrie
    January 20, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Congratulations, Jean! I still feel like I ‘knew you when’ we were in that class together with Christina Katz. I’m always impressed, amazed, and inspired by you. :)

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    Anuza
    January 20, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Wow. Time flies fast. Congratulations.

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    Suzanne Wasson
    January 20, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Little People and Art are My Passion! All of Your Endless Inspiration helps make that happen! Here’s to another 10 years! I work with Preschoolers and I couldn’t do what I do without you!

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    Juliette
    January 20, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Thanks a lot for all the inspiration you provide. I love your blog. I am having a vision board party with my friends and I can’t wait.

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    Debbie Seib
    January 20, 2018 at 9:50 am

    This amazing blog has helped me to be an Artful Grandparent. I have had a great time with my 7 grandchildren watching them be creative and excited about their project. Thank you very much for sharing your creativity with this Grandma.

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    Julie
    January 20, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Congratulations! Art is so powerful. Thank you for bringing it into so many homes! Would love to have a book to reference at home.

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    Lori
    January 20, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Happy Anniversary on following your passion and sharing it with others!

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    Crystal
    January 20, 2018 at 9:56 am

    That’s great! Happy Anniversary..I’m so happy that I found you on9n facebook..I am a new mommy and I am looking forward to your ideas and products as my little crafters get more creative!

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    peggy rich
    January 20, 2018 at 9:57 am

    I just hope I win. Thank you for everything!!

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    Christie
    January 20, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Congratulations on 10 Year’s!

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    Celia
    January 20, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Congratulations!! I love your blog!

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    Suzy C.
    January 20, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Thank you for all of your artful advice, ideas, inspirations & art- fun! It’s my go- to for a new activity that helps me connect with my art loving daughter. Keep up the great work!

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    Traci
    January 20, 2018 at 10:01 am

    I bought your first book years ago and still flip through it for ideas. You have been an inspiration in our home!
    Thank you!

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    Donna Godfrey
    January 20, 2018 at 10:02 am

    You have a lot to be proud of. I love to use your ideas with my granddaughter.

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    Jesslyn
    January 20, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Congratulations on reaching this milestone! All the best!

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    Renee Walborn
    January 20, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Congratulations on ten years! Thank you for all that you do

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    Sheri
    January 20, 2018 at 10:04 am

    I love your posts. I have used many of your ideas in my classroom. The children love doing art and have really branched out to add some touches of their own. Now to educate my parents about the educational benefits of Art and Music.

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    Tara | I dream of simple
    January 20, 2018 at 10:04 am

    I love your ideas! Congrats on a huge milestone!!

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    Abbie
    January 20, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Congrats on 10 years! I think o have been following since the beginning as I moved from AVL about 10 years ago myself. You have inspired me, my parenting, and my teaching!

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    Elizabeth
    January 20, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

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    Asha
    January 20, 2018 at 10:11 am

    This was one of the most inspiring posts – and it comes at just the right time for me. I really appreciate you sharing the highlights of your journey and sharing that we all really can make things happen that we don’t even imaginie – and the point is to just take that first step. Here I go…

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    Kristal K
    January 20, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Happy 10 years and thank you for all of the creative inspiration your blog and books have provided my family over the years!

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    Cheryl Dore
    January 20, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Congratulations! Thank you so much for taking that first big step! You have inspired countless parents, caregivers, grandparents, and teachers to keep art and creativity alive for their children!

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    Jax
    January 20, 2018 at 10:14 am

    I go to your blog on the days when we need something to do to avoid screen time! We have made so many fun things and my son loves when I say it’s Art Time!
    Thank you for the direction!
    Jax

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    Yarissa
    January 20, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Wow,congratulation. You’re an inspiration in many ways. I love your art ideas and your blog
    Thank you.

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    Emily
    January 20, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Congratulations!

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    Emily Carney
    January 20, 2018 at 10:15 am

    I have been a follower for several years now. I especially love the art supplies recommendations. They have always been high quality items and things I might not have tried or found on my own.

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    Tara
    January 20, 2018 at 10:15 am

    I love all the inspiration.

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    Shay Vogg
    January 20, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Thank you so much for all of the inspiration..not only the art ideas to do with my kids but also the inspiring words from this post. I love that last quote. Congratulations on your success!

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    Beth
    January 20, 2018 at 10:16 am

    We are a long time artsy family with four kids but I just found your blog this week because after 15 years we need some fresh ideas! Thank you for the inspiration!

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    Kendra
    January 20, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Congrats on 10 years! I am an art education major turned into a stay at home mom, and now I teach art classes in my home. Thank you for all the inspiration and ideas!

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    Kari
    January 20, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Congratulations! I love your blog and books and use your ideas regularly both at home and school. Thank you for sharing!

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    Carrie
    January 20, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Your story is inspiring! Happy anniversary!

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    Chiska
    January 20, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Happy 10 years! I’m so grateful you took that first step! You’ve definitely had an influence on my family. I was just pulling out school books yesterday and there was your book. Thanks for putting yourself out there and making my world a better place.

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    Carol
    January 20, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Blessings on your next 10 years!

  • Reply
    Kena
    January 20, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Love your blog. It’s refreshing, inspiring,and unique.

  • Reply
    Julia M.
    January 20, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! My kids and I love your blog. We would be super excited to win the prizes!

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    Katie
    January 20, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Thanks for all the inspiration! You book and blog have both taught me how to approach art with my kids in a creative and connecting way.

  • Reply
    Alexandra
    January 20, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Thank you so much for your amazing work and resources.

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    Becky M
    January 20, 2018 at 10:34 am

    My younger son loves art. Your website has been so incredibly wonderful & helpful to teach him.

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    Lilja
    January 20, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Wow, congratulations! And thank you: for the inpiration and the hours spend with my children drawing, painting, cutting, glueing and so in and so on.

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    Karen Dichsen
    January 20, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Your work and ideas are so inspiring. What an accomplishment and an inspiration you are to many. I homeschool my 4 kids and love your ideas! Thank you:)

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    Mary
    January 20, 2018 at 10:36 am

    I love this blog and have gotten so much inspiration from it over the years. Congratulations, you do such good work in the world.

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    Ann Smith
    January 20, 2018 at 10:36 am

    I consider myself artistically-challenged, and yet, your ideas have sparked artistic projects for our 8 little grandchildren and for our church school crafts class every Wednesday! Thank you for the FUN! And congratulations on 10 years! ♥️ Ann

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    Marianne Jacobie
    January 20, 2018 at 10:37 am

    I live this blog. So many wonderful ideas.

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    Caroline
    January 20, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Happy 10 years! Your blog has inspired my teaching and parenting!

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    Lisa
    January 20, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Congratulations! I have been buoyed as a mom by your blogs and I inspiring ideas!

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    Kathryn
    January 20, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Thank you for your inspiration!

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    Katerina
    January 20, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! A Big Thank you for your inspiration all these years! It certainly helped us to have more art and creativity in our life!

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    Tracy
    January 20, 2018 at 10:41 am

    What a magical thing to spend 10 years at. Thanks for sharing it with us all.

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    Kirsten
    January 20, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Congratulations and thank you. Your blog always has awesome ideas and inspiration

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    Shanya
    January 20, 2018 at 10:44 am

    My favorite blog of all!

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    Ann
    January 20, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Pretty sure I started following you 9+ years ago and have recommended you to many parents. Always find new art supply recommendations and projects. Thanks! And I love cherry pie but have my own recipe which is almost the same as yours.

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    Courtney
    January 20, 2018 at 10:47 am

    I stumbled across a Pinterest post of yours two years ago. I was inspired to volunteer as an Art Docent for my son’s class….which led me to get back into college to continue a path I began 15 years ago….teaching children. Now I’m enrolled in art classes and long to start my art. Thank you for sowing seeds you never even knew you were.

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    Karen Brennan
    January 20, 2018 at 10:49 am

    I love that you help us embrace doing art with our kids… Even when we are a bit afraid of it ourselves!

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    Janet
    January 20, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Congratulations Jean on a tremendous accomplishment! I taught kindergarten in a private school for 33 years and in September 2018 that position ended. I was offered a new position Art Teacher for 2 to 5 year old children in our school. I gladly accepted. I knew that I wanted to offer Process Art for the children and while I knew what that was; I clearly realized that I did not know where to start. Hence, began my web search. I spent hours hunting for information and ideas…I happened upon your blog and quickly found a wonderful resource on your blog. Wow, what a wonderful gift of writing you have and your ideas have been received by me and the children with smiles and happiness. Daily, I am greeted with hugs and shouts of joy from the children. Thank you and I hope that you can celebrate again in another 10 years with more books and knowledge for those that are still to come and need your insight for their children and classrooms!

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    Laura Carrieri
    January 20, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Happy 10 years of creativity and inspiring others to be creative! I love your posts. Always so fun and colorful. Anything that can inspire me and my kids to do more creative projects is always so fun. Thank you for your wonderful blog.

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    Darya Bowen
    January 20, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Your blog is beautiful to look at and so inspirational. I’ve used many of your ideas with mu own kids. Thanks for making this corner of the Internet wonderful!

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      Blima
      January 20, 2018 at 10:59 am

      Your blog is beautiful to look at and so inspirational thank you

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    Katia Magus
    January 20, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Wonderful inspiration as always!

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    Laura
    January 20, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Congratulations and thank you!

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    Beverly
    January 20, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Congratulations!

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    Elise
    January 20, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Congratulations on finding this path of yours. I’ve certainly loved reading your posts and using your ideas.

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    Sandy
    January 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Even though I no longer have little ones at home I look forward to your emails and love seeing the art projects.

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    Monica
    January 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Just found your site from an online friends Facebook post. I teach preschool so I’m sure to find lots of great ideas. Congratulations!

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    Karen
    January 20, 2018 at 11:01 am

    What a great give away!

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    Tanya
    January 20, 2018 at 11:02 am

    I’m new to your blog. It has inspired me to do more art with my kids!

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    Aurora
    January 20, 2018 at 11:04 am

    We are so grateful for all the days your inspirational posts have saved our afternoons and filled them with artful fun and memories! Happy ten years!

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    Rebecca Jones
    January 20, 2018 at 11:05 am

    I became a stay at home momma about 4 years ago. Your work has been a true inspiration and game changer. We have loved and appreciated everything that you have given us!

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    Darina
    January 20, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Amazing job, Jean! Thank you for having you!

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    Steph
    January 20, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Congratulations!! What a wonderful accomplishment.

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    Ashley
    January 20, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Thank you for inspiring me in so many projects I’ve done with my kids over the past 5 years! As soon as my son was old enough to create i found your blog and have relied on it ever since to help come up with new project for my son, my daughter, the preschool classes I work with and now my son’s kindergarten class! Thank you! Thank you!

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    jaime griffin
    January 20, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Happy Anniversary and thank you, sincerely, for giving me so many amazing projects to do with my daughter :)

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    Melissa
    January 20, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Thanks you for all of the artful inspiration!

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    Joan
    January 20, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Thank you for all the great ideas to share with my grandchildren!

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    Shelly
    January 20, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Huge Congratulations!! I can’t believe it has been 10 yrs already! I found you shortly after you started and you have been such an inspiration. You have given me so many ideas to include so much art and love into our lives. Thank you so very much for everything!!

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    kelly
    January 20, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Congrats on all your wonderful accomplishments!

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    Courtney
    January 20, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Your journey is so inspiring! Thanks for being brave and courageous.

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    Nicole
    January 20, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! Your blog has inspired many creative projects in our home. Thank you for providing easy-to-do instructions for someone like me who is not naturally creative.

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    Trinity A Honse
    January 20, 2018 at 11:17 am

    I am so grateful for your work! It has helped our family in so many ways. Thank you!

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    Anna Eversole
    January 20, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Congrats to 10 years! We love following along! Thanks for all the inspiration

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    Abbye Harlow
    January 20, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Thank you so much for the inspiration and fun, and for such support and advocacy for children’s art and creativity. It is so important.

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    Gillian
    January 20, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Congratulations! You blog has been a staple in my blog reader for years and I appreciate so much the inspiration you have passed on to our family. Here’s to many more!

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    Heidi
    January 20, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Happy 10 year!

    I have had the Artful parent book for years now and still refer to!

    I love your blog and email newsletter!

    Thank you for making art happen!

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    Rebekah
    January 20, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Congratulations! We have loved your work and have been inspired by you almost since the very beginning!!

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    Sara R.
    January 20, 2018 at 11:21 am

    The Artful Parent has been a game changer for me. It’s the first place I look for unique art ideas to do with the kids.

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    Nancy Neste
    January 20, 2018 at 11:21 am

    I enjoy reading your posts and use your ideas for when my grandkids visit! They love art, projects and using their creativity. I share your ideas with my adult kids so they can incorporate these fun ideas into their own days. Thank you again and congratulations on your 10 year anniversary!

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    Agnes
    January 20, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Congratulations, Jean!!!! I started following your blog 10 years, when I Googled art projects for children. My son (who is now 12) and I had just moved to a new city and I wanted to create an artful space in our new home. Thank you for all of the art projects you’ve shared. We done the coffee filter watercolor snowflakes, salt dough ornaments, salt and watercolor paintings (it’s still hanging in our kitchen), he did a styrofoam drawing and then rolled over it with ink to get an impression and that was one of his birthday party invitations… So many great memories with you! Thank you again. So happy you went for your dream.

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    Marci
    January 20, 2018 at 11:26 am

    I love following your FB page and always get great ideas for art and art supplies from you! Thank you!

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    Jinti Gifford
    January 20, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Congratulations! Thanks for all the inspiration and guidance you’ve provided over the years. Our family has definitely benefitted as a result.

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    Susan Salcedo
    January 20, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Happy anniversary !!!
    I am so happy that I stumbled upon your site one evening when I was looking for ways to artfully connect to my child when I have not one ounce of artistic ability.

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    Sarah
    January 20, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Hurray for a decade! I’m looking forward to checking out your resources.

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    Jessica H
    January 20, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Congratulations on the anniversary! I follow your blog and have enjoyed all the tips and ideas!

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    Kelly
    January 20, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Congratulations! 10 years of passing along your love for art and creativity! I enjoy reading your blog and passing along ideas to others.

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    Nadya ( Надя)
    January 20, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Happy Anniversary!!!
    I am the one who reads your books in Russian ;)
    And love them! And your blog is just great! Thank you!
    And this post is also pretty much in time for me :)
    I wish you all the best!

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    Anne N
    January 20, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Congratulations. Love your ideas!

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    karrie jeffris
    January 20, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I have found so many great projects for toddlers here. Thank you for all your ideas!

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    Alana F
    January 20, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Happy Happy Anniversary! Thank you for all the honest things you’ve posted over the years! Your posts have made me a better mother & teacher…thank you!

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    Laura
    January 20, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for all the good ideas!

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    Jessica Boritz
    January 20, 2018 at 11:39 am

    What an inspiring journey. Thank you for sharing what you are learning!

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    Sydney
    January 20, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Congrats! Love your work!

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    Rebekah Gienapp
    January 20, 2018 at 11:40 am

    So glad that you pursued your dream!

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    Nayda M.
    January 20, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Happy Anniversary to you!

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      Chrissy
      January 20, 2018 at 1:17 pm

      Happy anniversary! We love your blog – it’s so inspiring! I’m an art docent at my daughter’s school and often refer to your blog for ideas! ❤️

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    Angela
    January 20, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Your blog and ideas have helped me become a better mom. I love your online course, blog, and activity packs. We use art to ease transitions in our day.

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    Erin H
    January 20, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Congratulations! 10 years really flies by. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas.

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    Laura
    January 20, 2018 at 11:52 am

    10 years! Glad to discover this year’s ago and look forward to the future ideas and creative launch pads as my girls grow!

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    Melanie
    January 20, 2018 at 11:53 am

    I strive to be creative both alone and with my child at least once a week. I’d prefer daily, but… life. If I am ever at a loss for what to do, I can always open one of your emails for quick ideas. Thank you! Congrats on spreading joy for 10 years!

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    Prisilla Cope
    January 20, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Congratulations! I found Meri Cheri on IG on #childart after posting my child’s art. Two of my favorite things…children + art!! Thank you for sharing!

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    Rosemary Howard
    January 20, 2018 at 11:59 am

    My grandson is 2 1/2 and I would love to explore the arts with him!

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    Kathy
    January 20, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    I have used several ideas from your blog for projects with my children. Even as they get older, they still enjoy the projects we do together. Happy anniversary!

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    Diane
    January 20, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

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    Rhonda H
    January 20, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Wow! 10 years! That’s awesome. Your blog has been an inspiration to me on numerous occasions to get our art on! Thanks for all you do!

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    Katie mendez
    January 20, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Your books and blogs have made me happier, my kids happier, and all of us more creative. Thank you!!

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    Liz J
    January 20, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    You are such an inspiration! I’ve been following your blog for a few years and have tried many of your projects with my 5 year old daughter. Her favorite by far was the salt painting! I love cherry pie and can’t wait to try your recipe!

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    Beth Kennedy
    January 20, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    your site is always an inspiration to me – congrats on 10!

    beth

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    Tracy
    January 20, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Congratulations Jean! You are an inspiration to a lot of us! Thank you for your creative ideas & having the courage to share your artful passions!! My children and I love implementing your fun artful ideas together! You even inspired me to share my creative journey with my kids on my own family blog over at yourtwinmom.com! Thank you!

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    Karen Baune
    January 20, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    The Artful Parent has been a wonderful source of inspiration for activities to do with the litttles in our family. Thank you!

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    Mindy
    January 20, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Thank you for your inspiration! I am often at a loss for how to inspire this creativity in my house and your emails have made me a better mom. ❤️

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    Amy Krohn
    January 20, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Your art projects are very inspiring. We’ve used many of them, and they have gotten us over a hard part of the day.

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    Regina
    January 20, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Absolutely love your site and Facebook page! Congrats on 10 years of amazing work!

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    Karen
    January 20, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    I was so grateful when I subscribed to the Artful Parent a few years ago — she has become my top resource for doing art with my kids! I am so grateful for kid tested and kid approved projects with lots of photos and step-by-step instructions. I love being creative with my kids! Thank you! Congrats!

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    Alison Smith
    January 20, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you so much for all the inspiration, both in today’s post and over the past ten years. Congratulations!

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    Mary
    January 20, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Congrats! And thanks for helping make art part of our everyday life ☺

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    Oriana Borg Ellul Vincenti
    January 20, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Wow well done on your 19 year anniversary! I’ve only just recently discovered your Facebook page and blog and always find it interesting. I’ve been running my own arts and crafts sessions and parties for toddlers so always looking for new inspiration both for work and to do stuff with my 2 boys. Keep it up and wishing you all the best for many more successful years!

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    Courtney
    January 20, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    This is so inspiring! Congratulations on reaching such a big milestone and thank you for taking that first brave leap.

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    Sharm. P
    January 20, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Thank you for your creative ideas. Congratulations on 10 years.

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    Steffany Webb
    January 20, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Congratulations Jean! I have found such inspiration in your blog and books.

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    Delilah
    January 20, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Congrats on 10 years!! Your blog is one of my favorites for inspiring me to do activities with my 4 & 2 year old. Thank you!

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    Diana Moriel
    January 20, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Congratulations!! You have a wonderful blog and ideas, many blessings and more!

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    Shannan
    January 20, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary!!! That’s so amazing!

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    Melissa Cahn
    January 20, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Happy Anniversary!
    Thanks for so many inspiring ideas.

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    Sam
    January 20, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Congratulations! I love and admire how you make art and the creative process more accessible to parents and kids alike. And it’s wonderful to see you and other Kids’ Art Bloggers sharing each other’s work in an supportive, appreciative manner…no competition but simply sharing in the celebration of how we can all connect deeper through art!

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    Amparo
    January 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Happy Aniversary Jean!!!!
    Thank you for your hard work, dedication, passion, and for being and inspiration to all of us, parents and teachers. I enjoy checking your site frequently. There is always something new and creative that I love to try with my preschoolers. Congratulations!!!

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    Sonja S.
    January 20, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    I first found inspiration in your book, “The Artful Parent”, which I discovered in the public library while playing with and reading to my children. I am an artist and yet struggle to incorporate art into my kids’ lives and your ideas have encouraged me and made it easier and more natural. Thank you!

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    Carmina
    January 20, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Happy anniversary and many congratulations on 10 years!! Your blog is great and has helped me incorporate art into our lives more and more!! Thank you!

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    Katie
    January 20, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing your passion, talent, and knowledge with all of us. Happy anniversary!

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    Sonja
    January 20, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I love to create art with my son, but I need good ideas what to do. Your blog helped a lot with that.

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    Emma Shipway
    January 20, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Hi A big congrats, wow what a achievement, you should be proud. I am just beginning my journey as a blogger in the uk (Started Nov 2017). Here in the uk children’s Art and crafts is undervalued – I’m hoping to change that (Big dreams?). I am always inspired by American bloggers and ideas! I hope in ten years I can have a similar story to tell.

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    Sarah P.
    January 20, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Love your blog- congratulations on 10 wonderful years!

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    yasmin
    January 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    thank you!
    I love your ideas!

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    Nicole G
    January 20, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    I absolutely love this!! Art is so important in our family. I have 3 boys and i love seeing how art opens their minds and helps their confidence grow. Always looking for new art ideas to do with them.

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    Kelly
    January 20, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    I first found you about 5 years ago, and since then both my kiddos have been on the benefitting end of the insight and skills you continually share. Thank you for these years!

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    Christy Qualin
    January 20, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    I think I’ve been following you for almost the whole 10 years! Congratulations on this milestone anniversary! You have inspired my preschool classrooms as well as my “nanny kids” and their art work. Thank you!

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    Heather Korlak
    January 20, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Thank you so much. I love your work and your posts! Thanks also for the advice to start our dreams, even if it’s only baby steps.

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    Katherine
    January 20, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Congrats on ten years!

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    Lori
    January 20, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Wow! Congratulations! I think we’ve followed your posts since almost the beginning and have been a huge inspiration for our projects at home. Thank you!!!

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    Meggan
    January 20, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Congrats! What a wonderful giveaway!

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    Jill Solomon
    January 20, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Congratulations! I have learned so much from your blog!

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    Sandra
    January 20, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Congratulations! Thanks for keeping art alive!

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    Bridget
    January 20, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Congrats on 10 years!! ???? This artistic mommy has appreciated all the tips to keep my kids artful too!

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    Katie P
    January 20, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    I own one of your books and they have changed the way I think about doing with my art with my kids. Thank you for all your work.

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    Amanda
    January 20, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! My kids and I love your art projects!

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    Andrina
    January 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Wow 10 years, i have also been reading for years and love your blog, thank you.

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    Danielle
    January 20, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Loving your blog!

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    Rachel K.
    January 20, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Congratulations on 10 creative years!

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    Angela
    January 20, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your talents and passion.

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    Beatriz
    January 20, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Hi congratulations with your 10th anniversary, well done.
    creative greetings from Beatriz

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    Tara Renfroe
    January 20, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    It is so important for kids to be able to express their selves in a positive way and create something of their own. It shows them they do make an impact and are unique in their very own special way ????

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    Leah
    January 20, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! I really enjoy your creative ideas.

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    Carissa
    January 20, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    I love your blog so much!

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    Azel
    January 20, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Congrats on your 10th year!!! I have been constantly inspired by your blog :)

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    Miao
    January 20, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Happy 10th anniversary! Your weekend inspirations are so helpful.

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    Sarah
    January 20, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    I’m so grateful I found your website when my child was just a small toddler. I have both of your books and reference those and the blog all the time for new art ideas. The power of self expression and creation through process art is incredible when you see a child at work. Thank you for your work and congratulations on 10 years!

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    Laura S
    January 20, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Congrats on 10 YEARS, that is a huge accomplishment!

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    Kathy
    January 20, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Happy Anniversary. Loving your Blog. Very inspirating.

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    Hilde
    January 20, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Congratulations!!! 10 years already… you gave me a lot of cool ideas to introduce the making of art to my kids. Thank you

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    Jessi
    January 20, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Congratulations! I have been a follower for majority of your time. You are such an inspiration! Thank you for all your beauty that you share. ????

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    Brooke
    January 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Congratulations! You are a continued source of inspiration!

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    Heidi Ochsner
    January 20, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Here’s to 10 more years!

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    Nancie
    January 20, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Your activities have made me a big hit as Grandma when the “grands” come over and we sit down together and work on projects! Thanks for all the great ideas!

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    Rebecca
    January 20, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Happy anniversary! Thank you for all of the inspiration!!

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    Sarah
    January 20, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    I am ever grateful for your book, it was a huge catalyst for me to begin doing art daily with my family, incorporating it into our daily lives has changed us. Thank you from my heart to yours.

    Sarah

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    Kate Andrews
    January 20, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Amazing blog! I use your ideas all the time with my two little ones and also as an early years teacher at school. I would LOVE to win the prize and be able to use more ideas to inspire loads of children! Happy 10 years!!!

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    Sky, Sage and Summer
    January 20, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I was introduced to your site, by a dear family friend and mother of three. She KNEW, as a mother and artist, I would be inspired and I have been, for 5 years now : )
    I feel your posts have been there for the majority of my youngest life, and helped shaped, many an afterschool activity, and sparked numerous creative endeavours over the years. May the next 10 years be even more rewarding, creative and fun!

    Sky, Sage and Summer

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    Melissa Woodward
    January 20, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    This is an amazing contest! I’m beyond excited for this! Thank you so much for sharing your talent, being an inspiration, & for this fantastic contest!! Be well ☮️

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    Syd
    January 20, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration and anchor for me these last 4 1/2 years and helping me to keep the art and creativity alive in our family!!

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    Lindsay Davis
    January 20, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Toss my name in the hat for the giveaway, please!

    You change the way I parent. I love art and would naturally continue to create but through your eyes I see the importance of providing many different types of open ended crafting opportunities for my children, daily.

    Thank you for sharing with all of us.

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    Betsy
    January 20, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    I stumbled upon the site and have followed for quite awhile. I use so many of the ideas in my class and share with others almost weekly. Perfect for me for school and for my grandchildren

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    Melissa J
    January 20, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Your blog and posts on FB have been a fantastic resource for me and my five year old! Thank you for all that you pour into this business.

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    Henny Derous
    January 20, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Congratulations!
    10 years is a major achievement!

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    Christine Evans
    January 20, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Congratulations! I love you blog and books.

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    Amber Rouse
    January 20, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years!! An amazing accomplishment!

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    Bridget Ellis-Pegler
    January 20, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Very well done. I am endlessly impressed by the quality of your content and how positive and inspiring – and practical! – you are. Thanks so much for always being a lovely ray of sunshine.

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    Betsy
    January 20, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Congratulations! So many great ideas on your website.

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    Shelby
    January 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Happy 10 years!

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    Bea
    January 20, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    I always look forward reading your posts and have started consciously spending more time doing art with my son. My aim is to create something every day …

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    Crisi Ellsworth
    January 20, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    congratulations! I just “discovered” your blog a few months ago and I love it!

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    Abby
    January 20, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I’m enjoying art with my kids much more because of bloggers like you!

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    Mandy
    January 20, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    I’m a graphic designer turned illustrator and quit designing corporate marketing materials when I had my two little girls. They helped me to realize my passion for children’s illustration! My girls are almost both in school, so I’m ready to start my business again, but this time creating art that brings me joy and encourages little girls to be creative. I recently discovered your blog and I am so inspired by your story! I would love to inspire others to bring creativity into their lives as well, as I don’t feel like most schools are allowing children to be creative. Thank you for your inspiration and encouragement!

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    Tanja
    January 20, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    I have just discovered your blog recently, but I am most grateful for the fountain of inspiration I am finding here. Thank you!

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    Miet
    January 20, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Congratulations on the 10 year anniversary!

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    Marisa maloney
    January 20, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Loved this blog for such a long time! The art projects I have tried have always been big wins!

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    Rachel Sosalski
    January 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    I am relatively new to your blog, site & books. As a new mom, I’ve found mom’s clubs to be a great resource & wealth of info, especially when they make recommendations that lead me to amazing people like you! I’m a marketer by trade so I’m “creative” in the sense that I appreciate art, beauty & creativity but I can NOT execute in any way – I can sew, draw, paint or anything! Unfortunately. So I’ve always had to team up with other folks who have these skills to make my ideas a reality. I’m hoping to teach my daughter that she can also appreciate art, talent & creativity even if she can’t do it herself! Thank you for ALL that you do!

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    Abby
    January 20, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Congrats. So many touching ways you have grown through your blog. As have so many parents, teachers and grandparents!!

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    Holly Slater
    January 20, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    I love your blog! It is so inspiring and gives me confidence and the ‘know how’ of how to get creative with my kids and with beautiful results. I have loved getting back in to art and connecting with my kids through it. Thank you and Congratulations!

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    Natasha
    January 20, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Congrats on 10 years!! You have helped my artful family grow in our love of art! My kids can’t get enough art and I use so many of your ideas! Thank you for all that you do!

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    Jo
    January 20, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    A million thank you’s back to you! X

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    Marija Stijakovic
    January 20, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    I started to follow your blog few years ago. Everything you do is like a treasure for us who are always looking for art inspirations for children.
    Just keep going, I wish you all the best in the next few more decades!

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    Karla
    January 20, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Congratulations Jean!!

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    Jody Bakhtiar
    January 20, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Amazing!!!

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    Joy
    January 20, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Congrats, Jean! Your work has been an inspiration! Thank you!

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    Rachel Howe
    January 20, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    10 years! What n accomplishment! Congratulations! We absolutely LOVE your work! Thank you for helping me give my kids the BEST childhood!

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    Priyanka
    January 20, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    I stumbked accross your blog a couple of years ago and since then it has helped me plan some fun times with my daughter. We have a second one now and will.continue to look for inspiration from you. Thanks and congratulations!

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    Rachel
    January 20, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Happy anniversary and congratulations on such a great accomplishment! Inspiring to be sure.

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    Christy
    January 20, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Congrats!! You’re blog has helped me connect and enjoy my kids. I’m so thankful for you.

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    Catherine
    January 20, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you for providing such inspiring, open ended art activities. My children and I really enjoy the process based art and it has been so good to give myself permission to sit and do art with them, as I realise it really helps our relationship!

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    Darshni
    January 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Congratulations!

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    Dianne
    January 20, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Congratulations! Love all the ideas for working with my preschoolers! Thanks for what you do!

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    Helene
    January 20, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Wow! I have your books (I’m using them for homeschooling!) but I’d know just who to give them to! :-)

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    Marijana
    January 20, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Happy 10!

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    Sarah
    January 20, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Congratulations! And thanks for the inspiration! Just had our first toddler class last week!:)

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    Kristin
    January 20, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Congrats! Your blog has given us many fun ideas!!

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    Erika
    January 20, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    THE ARTFUL PARENT is an inspiring and fun resource for incorporating more art into my parenting and homeschooling life! Thank you for sharing with the rest of us!

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    Renee Brown
    January 20, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I’ve followed for eight or nine of those and have gotten so many wonderful ideas.

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    Heike
    January 20, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Oh Jean,
    Happy Anniversary! Your amazing creativity and your heartfelt love of children, art, sanity, compassion, life, one´s true self, … is the magic fairy dust on our life! Thank you!

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    Lisa
    January 20, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Only recently come across your site – whete have I been?! Wonderful resource. Thank you!

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    Katie C
    January 20, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Congratulations! I’ve been checking out your book from the library for months. I love the projects-we did the “Words and Wishes for the New Year!” It was so fun! My daughter loved it and it looks adorable hanging in our entry way. Thank you!!

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    Margaret Marquis
    January 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    I run an art club after school for years 1 and 2 and have found your projects an inspiration. My own children age 14 and 7 are my Guinea pigs and love to be creative. Well done on following your passion and here is to the next 10 years :)

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    Tammy
    January 20, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    What an amazing prize pack! Fingers crossed!!

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    Paula
    January 20, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Wow! Jean, you are such an inspiration. Congratulations and thanks for showing us all that great things are achievable with self believe, grit and determination. Good luck with the next phase of your journey :o)

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    Carlyn
    January 20, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    We’ve so much enjoyed your blog, emails and art activities! Thank you!

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    Anna
    January 20, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! Love the blog and the inspiration it provides.

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    Kim porter
    January 20, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Hi. Congratulations on 10 years.
    Reading your post today has giving me goosebumps. I was meant to read your words today. Very Empowering.
    Thank you for a chance at winning.
    K

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    Laura D
    January 20, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    What a wonderful prize to celebrate 10 years. I am so inspired by your blog and books and really enjoy the experiences you create.

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    Mary
    January 20, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Congratulations! I discovered your blog at the beginning and am so glad I did.

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    Judy Cunius
    January 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Outstanding job!!! Your ideas are awesome. Thank you for all you do.

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    Sara Paiola
    January 20, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    I love your inspiring blog and your approach to art! Thank YOU for your work! Congratulations!!

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    Anna Tran
    January 20, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Horray! We just signed up for the Three Artful Parent course pack and are excited to get inspired!

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    Alina
    January 20, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Many creative years ahead!

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    Sarah M
    January 20, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Congratulations! We are HUGE lovers of your well-used books over here!

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    Sami
    January 20, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Congratulations Jean! Thank YOU for your inspiration and artistic wisdom. I started last November with my small step. I made the decision to combine two things I love and enjoy, being creative with my hands instead of a mouse and working with children instead of business owners. I switched from graphic design to teaching art to school-aged children. It’s the most rewarding experience I’ve felt in years. I was so scared switching career paths and being in my 40’s, but I did it and I’m slowly growing the studio into a full-time gig. I look forward to your emails, articles and knowledge everyday. Cheers to another 10 Years! ☺️

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    Nadia
    January 20, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Just bought one of your books on Amazon, waiting impatiently for the delivery. Thank you for sharing such wonderful experience!

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    Jen
    January 20, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Love following you on Instagram. Lots of terrific ideas that I put to use at my Waldorf and Reggio inspired school.

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    Deja Harrison
    January 20, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration, the resources, and ideas. I have enjoyed your blog and learning how to integrate more art in my classroom.

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    Heidi Holycross-Lui
    January 20, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    I found one of your books while browsing through my local library, and I fell in love with the idea of intentionally creating a more creative and artistic family life. Thank you for all of your inspirational work; I especially appreciate your push for us to start our own art groups, which is an idea I’m going to finally be brave enough to try this spring.

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    Kirsten
    January 20, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Congratulations! I’ve been following your work for several years now, and have given many copies of your books as gifts. You are a quiet, supportive, clever cheerleader for adding beautiful bits of creativity back into my life.

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    Andrée
    January 20, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Congratulations!!

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    Tristan RowLee
    January 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Congratulations on such a big milestone! I enjoy your blog and would love to win and share even more art with my 10 kiddos!

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    Theresa Maske
    January 20, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! Lots of inspiration has come from your site :)

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    Beth B.
    January 20, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Your blog has totally engergized the art I do with children, both in my home, and professionally. Happy anniversary!

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    Jill
    January 20, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Congrats and thanks for all you do to inspire and connect!

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    Hollie
    January 20, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Would love this! Thank you!!

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    Connie
    January 20, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for the inspirational ideas!

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    Kara Peterson
    January 20, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    I love everything I’ve read on your blog and in emails. Always inspires me to mix things up and try new things with my creative kids.

    Thanks!

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    Jennifer A. Laurence
    January 20, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years and many more exciting things to come! Thank you for your insight and inspiration for art with children. It has helped me find new ways of doing art with my kids.

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    Neslihan
    January 20, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Happy anniversary! I have been following you for a long time. When I first discovered your blog I was a stay at home mum, living in Singapore with two young children, running a toddlers playgroup. I was inspired by and made use of your creative ideas and learned a lot about process art. This was almost 9 years ago.
    Since then we we moved to another country and I trained to become an Early Years teacher. I continue to use what I learned from you in my class and want to say a huge thank you for all that you have shared.

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    Christina
    January 20, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Many times I have found new inspiration in an art activity, art supply, or email that you have written! Thank you!

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    Alexis Gorham
    January 20, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Love having a place to come for so much inspiration and creativity, this blog and your book have been so wonderful to have!

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    Cristina
    January 20, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    I’m very happy you began writing your blog and kept going and had success with it. Your work and your ideas have been – and are – a great source of inspiration. Well done and to another ten years! Congratulations, Jean! Thank you so much! Kind regards, Cristina

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    Lucy
    January 20, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    What an accomplishment! Congratulations! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog and trying your project ideas for years. I love your open ended and loose philosophy when it comes to children’s art.

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    Karen
    January 20, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Thank you for 10 Years of sharing ideas and being a support to so many!

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    Denise
    January 20, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I love your success story (and your art)!

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    Elaine
    January 20, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    My two sons and I love using your website as a resource for art activities. For Christmas this year I referenced your website to find the best art supplies to buy for my kids and nieces/nephews. Thanks for creating such a wonderful space for online space for kids art!

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    Kate
    January 20, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Happy blog birthday!! I’ve loved following you on facebook, it’s reminded me on numerous occasions to get creative with the kids. And that never fails to make me a happier, more centred mama. Thank you for all the fun over the years!!

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    Michelle
    January 20, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Thanks so much for this service! It reminds me that simple activities can be awe inspiring for the little people in my home. Your posts have been a true gift on snowy cold inside days and the long hot days of summer…and many days in between.

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    Molly
    January 20, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Congratulations! I’m so grateful for your blog and back books. I have the one divided by seasons and absolutely love it and use so so so many crafts and recipes from it. I love how it is set up perfect or my brain.

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    Sarah
    January 20, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Thanks for this amazing resource!

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    Aaren
    January 20, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    I have your first book and I think you’re wonderful!

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    Cara
    January 20, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Thank you for making everyday creativity simple and engaging. It doesn’t take a big or complicated project to connect to your kids through art (as you have shown time and time again!)

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    Tes
    January 20, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    From esl teacher to now also facilitating art-and-writing-as-parallel-languages workshops within our small school community since your blog sparked rainbow fireworks in my head. Thank YOU!

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    Julie
    January 20, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    I regularly seek out your blog and my copy of The Artful Parent for inspiration! Thank you for sharing your ideas and practices with us.

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    Grace
    January 20, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Congrats Jean and well done! Thanks to you many of us have indeed benefited from the tonnes of knowledge and experiences you’ve had!

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    Ellyn Kaplan
    January 20, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    CONGRATS ON YOUR ANNIVERSARY …. YOU’RE AN INSPIRATION TO ALL OF US. WHENEVER I DO ANY OF YOUR ARTS AND CRAFT ACTIVITIES WITH MY CLASS IT JUST WORKS SEAMLESSLY. THANK YOU FOR SHARING WITH US.

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    Marge
    January 20, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Congratulations! Your books have inspired much creativity in our home❤️

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    Taylor
    January 20, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Love your inspiration. Glad you took the leap.

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    Sarah A.
    January 20, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment. I am inspired by your success!

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    Talita Marsola
    January 20, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Hi! I am new to your blog (just subscribed a couple of weeks ago) and hope it will help our family do many fun art projects together. Congrats on your 10 years as a blogger. :)

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    Mariana
    January 20, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Hi!
    I am a preschool teacher and mom of 4. I found your blog abput 4 or 5 years ago when i was starting to teach a 4s class. I was complwtly out of my comfort zone. In a new school with playbased- process art curriculum and me in a grade level i had never taught. I loved your blog! Your ideas and execution made sense to me and where beautiful expressions of art. My kids and I have had so much fun doing art projects and exploring art. I have become more proactive in there art exposure. I have made many day tripa.qith them to the various art museums and districts in our area. Thank you for all your hard work, dedication and inspiration to so many. Thia ia yupur true vocation. Beat of luck in yeara to come and happy Annyversariy

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    Leah
    January 20, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! I’ve been enjoying your blog for far longer than I’ve been a parent. I’ve used your activities when I was a camp counselor at nature centers and as a substitute teacher. I’m now a high school science teacher, and I still try to infuse art into my curriculum when possible. And I’m finally doing art with my 3.5 year old and my 8 month old (a lot of fingerpainting at this age). So looking forward to doing more as they age. I keep meaning to pick up your book to give me ideas. I can’t wait until they’re old enough to do the hot rock drawing.

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    Erin
    January 20, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    I have been following since I had my first over 7 years ago! I love your creative inspiration (and so do my kids)!

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    Lily
    January 20, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    You are so inspirational. Love you made your dreams come true & have made art accessible to so many.

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    Nicole
    January 20, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    I’m so glad I found you on Facebook a bit over a year ago! My daughter is, too! Thank you so much for enriching our lives. Congrats on 10 years!

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    Katie Stein
    January 20, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks for being an inspiration to me as a new parent, looking for ways to help my daughter become a creative little person! :)

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    Jill
    January 20, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Congratulations to you on all of your success! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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    Nicki
    January 20, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    I don’t even remember how long ago I found your blog, but it’s my go-to for any art projects and ideas. My kids and I have done so many fun things that we’ve found on your blog. Thank you so much for all the work you put into it. We love it!!

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    Sue Schneider
    January 20, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Congrats! Quite a milestone to be blogging 10 years. You are so inspiring and have helped my grandchildren and I have a more artful time together.

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    Jodie
    January 20, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    With number three here now I am working hard to muster the energy and creativity to be an artful parent AGAIN… would love some inspiration so I can get all messy and creative and make wonderful memories with my kids!

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    Sabrina A
    January 20, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Congratulations on this amazing milestone. And Thank you for what you do!

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    Kirsten Pfleger
    January 20, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! Your creativity has improved the art in my children’s lives.

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    Sarah Jean
    January 20, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! We have used your fall, winter, and spring ebooks for many years & love them!

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    Lana Doolaege
    January 20, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    yea!

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    Courtney
    January 20, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    I just discovered your blog in the last year and have loved following along with all the projects and ideas. Congratulations on 10 years!

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    Susan
    January 20, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    I love your ideas. Happy anniversary. Here’s to many, many more years of artful parenting.

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    Jennifer M.
    January 20, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Congratulations!! Your blog posts have been amazing and inspiring. I wish you many more wonderful years and great success to come.

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    Lydia
    January 20, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Congratulations!

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    Anna
    January 20, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Have truly loved receiving all your ideas in my inbox! Here’s to another 10 years.

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    Leigh
    January 20, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    My girls and I have gotten so much inspiration from your blog!

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    Rebecca Lim
    January 20, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Congratulations Jean! Even after 10 years, your blog and books are so relevant in inspiring so many parents from different cultures. Thank you for being so generous with your ideas :)

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    Valerie
    January 20, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Congratulations! Here’s to 10 more years!

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    Becky
    January 20, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Thank you for all the fun ideas and inspiration!!

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    Valerie
    January 20, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you for doing a great job! Discovering your books and blog has really brightened up my time with my two little preschool daughter.

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    Keli
    January 20, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    The Artful Parent has really helped me step up my arts and crafts ideas for my homeschooled kiddos. Thanks so much!

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    Melanie
    January 20, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Cograts! Love you art books and such great ideas!

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    Stephanie
    January 20, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Congratulations, what an inspiring story of following your heart and stepping out in faith.

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    Megan
    January 20, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Yay 10!

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    Roxanne
    January 20, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! Cheers to many more. Your work and ideas have helped me connect with my children. We love doing art together and I never thought of myself as an “artist” or artsy before. Your blog and course inspired me to just jump in and start- now I enjoy creating with my boys as much as they do. Thank you for helping me be a better mom!

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    Angela
    January 20, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Congratulations!

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    bn100
    January 20, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    awesome milestone

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    Allison
    January 20, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Lovely!

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    Marcia Haworth
    January 20, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    I appreciate the opportunity to win.

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    Andy Robinson
    January 20, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Thanks for your many inspirations! Keep it up!

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    Andy Robinson
    January 20, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks for your inspirations! Keep it up!

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    Libby
    January 20, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful inspiration!

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    Kristen
    January 20, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I only recently came across your blog, but I have been inspired by your creativity and passion for incorporating art into everyday life. Hope the cherry pie was divine!

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    Amy H.
    January 20, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    I have used your ideas countless times when I wanted an art project that could work for ages 4-9. Thank you for all of the great ideas!

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    Mir
    January 20, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Congratulations!! And thank you for the inspiration, I always enjoy reading your blog.

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      Joni
      January 22, 2018 at 7:13 am

      LOVE the Artful Parent!

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    Sandra
    January 20, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Hello. i’d like to express my gratitude towards you for creating this blog. It is now a year since I started following it and I must say it has been very helpful for us. My son and I have bonded greately, he has become more confident and creative. Now we have a new member in the family, he is 4 months old and we can’t wait to start creating with him inspired by your beautiful work. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary, wonderful job!
    Greetings from Mexico!
    Sandra

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    Elise Nye Holliday
    January 20, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Congratulations on following a spark to full blown flame! So inspirational.

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    Yvonne
    January 20, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Your posts help me remember to keep an open mind and heart and that art is life. Happy Anniversary!

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    Cherokee
    January 20, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Congrats! And thank you for all the great ideas and inspiration! I know I appreciate it and so do my kiddos!

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    Melissa
    January 21, 2018 at 12:13 am

    Congrats! What a fun prize!

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    Stephanie
    January 21, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Thank you, Jean, for giving my daughter and me so many beautiful ideas and opportunities to create memories together. Congratulations on ten years – we look forward to many more!

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    Estella
    January 21, 2018 at 12:26 am

    What an achievement! Congrats and thanks for all the artful inspiration.

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    Jessie
    January 21, 2018 at 12:43 am

    Thanks for all of the fantastic art ideas!

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    Nicole
    January 21, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Your emails are always my favourite to open. I am so glad you took those first steps. What inspiration! Thank you

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    Bari Winter
    January 21, 2018 at 12:57 am

    There’s excellent ideas here! Thank you!

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    Ann Love
    January 21, 2018 at 1:50 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! Thanks for all the inspiration & ideas. They have been wonderful fun. Wishing you many more years to come. ????????

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    Angela
    January 21, 2018 at 2:14 am

    Thank you for inspiring me!

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    Suzanne W
    January 21, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Happy Anniversary!! Thanks for all of the ideas!

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    Noelene
    January 21, 2018 at 3:32 am

    Congrats on 10 years I love to be inspired by your posts for my love of art

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    Helen Girling
    January 21, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Thank you for your creativity, honesty and commitment in helping so many people be inspired to enjoy their children . I am going to try to be braver this year, less fearful of what might not work out as I have followed your story for 10 years and it’s struck me I still haven’t taken my leap of faith . Thanks, Helen x

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    Melanie Corrigan
    January 21, 2018 at 4:14 am

    We love your posts. They are such a great inspiration for new activities. Thanks!

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    Sophie sl
    January 21, 2018 at 4:54 am

    Happy tenth anniversary! Thanks for all the wonderful inspirations through the years! I have learnt much and my kiddos have as aresult benefitted – from the whole experience, messy crazy messes and all!????

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    Rebecca B
    January 21, 2018 at 5:28 am

    Congratulations on your 10 years!! I love your blog, I’m studying to be an early childhood educator and some of your blog posts have been so inspirational to me as a future educator. Thank you for your creativity and passion.

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    Chris-Anne
    January 21, 2018 at 5:43 am

    Always inspired by your creative ideas as an early childhood teacher and especially now as a mother ????

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    Diana
    January 21, 2018 at 5:51 am

    Follower for 5 years! Congratulations and we look forward to your next book!

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    Heidi
    January 21, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Congrats! I enjoy your blog so much…I can tell you enjoy sharing too.

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    Tessa
    January 21, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for all the tips and inspiration!

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    Andrea
    January 21, 2018 at 6:54 am

    This is such a fantastic blog! I was glad to find it!

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    Liz Schwab
    January 21, 2018 at 7:15 am

    Thank YOU for the inspiration you’ve provided over the years, and for opening your life to your readers. Our children are the same ages, and I have been following you since the beginning. Love your work and feel like we are old friends. ???? Wishing you all the best.

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    amy
    January 21, 2018 at 7:22 am

    How awesome. Love the ideas you’ve shared and have made some great art with my little. Congratulations!

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    Makayla
    January 21, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Congratulations on such an amazing accomplishment. We absolutely love your blog and so happy to have incorporated your projects and ideas into our life. Thank you!

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    Christine
    January 21, 2018 at 7:37 am

    I found you through a friend a year or two ago and have been grateful for a place of inspiration, particularly because your projects do not require elaborate setups but offer realistically doable projects with beautiful, fun, creative, and meaningful results. I also appreciate ideas on how to contain and simplify messy materials!

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    Daphne Cave
    January 21, 2018 at 8:00 am

    What a wonderful inspirational story! Congratulations on 10 years!!!

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    Anne Perry
    January 21, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Looks amazing. Perfect for cold days.

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    Ida
    January 21, 2018 at 8:08 am

    What a great giveaway! I use your blog for work (I teach preschool) and with my two artsy daughters as well!

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    Ranille McCall
    January 21, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Happy ten year anniversary! Your site has been a wonderful inspiration for me! Thank u for all that you share with us!

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    Emilie P
    January 21, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! Thank you for the giveaway ☺

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    Claudia
    January 21, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Congratulations!
    A friend shared this!
    Love your blog!

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    katherine
    January 21, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Congrats! We would love to win :)

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    Rachel White
    January 21, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Thank you for lovely ideas, encouragement, and inspiration. Congratulations on 10 years! Looking forward to the next 10! ????????

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    Melissa Van de Velde
    January 21, 2018 at 8:58 am

    WoW happy anniversary!
    I used your recipes so often to experiment with my little girl. Not only the fun of creating some thing, also doing it together with her is the most amazing thing in the world. Thank you for your amazing website!

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    Jennifer
    January 21, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!!! Thank you for this opportunity, and always for the wonderful inspiration and joy you share!

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    Kimmy
    January 21, 2018 at 9:06 am

    My Chloe Pearl is 8 and has HUGE dreams of going to art school later on in life. She is so bright and creative. I do everything I can to encourage her to keep up the good work. I always look forward to seeing her lovely creations.

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    Jessica
    January 21, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Thank you for all of the inspiration and ideas. My kids love doing “soecial projects”! Congrats on the anniversary!

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    Chelsea
    January 21, 2018 at 9:25 am

    I’ve dreamt of starting a local “art community” for children for awhile now. Reading stories about people like you that take the big step and create no art groups, classes, etc. inspires me.
    Congratulations on your ten year anniversary. Thank you for documenting your journey and inspiring so many.

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    Emiliya Handzhiyska
    January 21, 2018 at 9:35 am

    A heartfelt thank you for all the beauty and wisdom you have shared!

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    Erin
    January 21, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Congratulations on this achievement! Here’s to 10 more years!

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    Pam Poli
    January 21, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! What an exciting accomplishment! Love your post, I find so many inspiring ideas!

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    Michelle Long
    January 21, 2018 at 9:42 am

    I am the most non-creative person I know. I was not exposed to art as a child and it was never a priority in my life. I intend to raise my child differently. We have enjoyed experimenting with your art projects and have learned so much! Thank you for all of your knowledge.

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    Rose Koogler
    January 21, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Congratulations! Thankful for all I’ve learned from you.

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    Nicole
    January 21, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Congratulations! Your creative ways have been a fantastic resource for us.

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    Amy
    January 21, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Thanks for inspiring parents and kids alike!

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    Hema
    January 21, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Happy 10th and huge Congratulations!! Thanks for inspiring everyone and sharing your knowledge to us. May God bless you always!

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    Ashley Jones
    January 21, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Congrats on your 10 year blogiversary! So exciting for you and I can’t wait to see what else you share with us!

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    Victoria M
    January 21, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Happy Anniversary!! You’ve achieved so much in ten years :-) Thank you for all of the artful inspiration!

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    Aubrey Saunders
    January 21, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Congrats and happy 10th year blogging! That’s pretty awesome! Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway! I just started homeschooling my kids. This would be perfect! ????

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    Laura
    January 21, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Your blog is a fixture in my house. Congrats on 10 years, and many more!

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    kelli
    January 21, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Thank you for your inspiring ideas!

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    Mindy
    January 21, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Hello Artful Parent, I discovered you and your Facebook page about 5 years ago and I’m so glad that I did. I have two young sons, and I have done many projects and crafts with them using your ideas. Our very favorite thing to do is to create art using your puffy paint and microwave method. My kids have so much fun with that. We also love your idea of heating rocks in the oven and coloring on them with crayons. Thank you for bringing the importance of art to my attention. Living in central Alaska it is dark and cold for at least 8 months out of the year. Blogs like this help give me ideas and help get me out of a rut. I will continue to look forward to getting new ideas from you!

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    Deborah
    January 21, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    You are my go-to resource on a rainy day. My kids (4 and 5) are mad for everything you do here. Thank you so much.

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    stephanie laffont
    January 21, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Congratulations! I am an art teacher is so perfect for me. I love it! I have both of your books on my desk and look at them every week for inspiration. Thank you !

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    Kathleen
    January 21, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 years! I’ve been following you for a while now, but not that long! I guess the time flew for you!

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    se7en
    January 21, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Huge congratulations, I have so enjoyed following your journey!!!

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    Diana
    January 21, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! Your first book is a staple in my kids’ creative lives and has been incredibly inspiring! Keep up the good work :)

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    Carol
    January 21, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Congratulations. 10 years is a long time. I enjoy reading your blog and wish I would have found it sooner. It sounds like it has been quite a wonderful journey.

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    Cheryl
    January 21, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Happy anniversary! Thank you for all that you do and share with the world. That cherry pie is well deserved!

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    Cindy
    January 21, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Congratulations! I love getting your emails and checking out the great ideas/projects you have created. I use a lot of them with my students. Difficult to pick a favorite one! I have zero artistic ability, but love art! Hope to follow you for many more years!

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    Kristin Brutsman
    January 21, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Several years ago you hosted a giveaway for a $100 gift certificate to The Art Pantry. I won that and used it to purchase a few things for my kids for Christmas. You have no idea how much that changed our life! I started setting up art activities here and there, and once I saw how much my kids loved it, I expanded our supplies. We now have a kitchen brimming with art supplies of every kind! My kids create art daily! They paint and draw so much that we’ve invested in making our own canvases, and designated a wall just to their art. It is something that has really drawn our family together.

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    Maria Arana
    January 21, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Congratulations! I love The Artful Parent book and gave have given it as a gift to friends and family.

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    Barbara
    January 21, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Congratulations! You’re such an inspiration… I introduced many of your ideas to our “family art life” and I always look forward to your weekly email. I wish you all the best, may you inspire us for the next 10 years (at least)!

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    Steph
    January 21, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Happy anniversary! Art is one of my son’s favorite things, and I’m not to creative when it comes to that. It’s nice to be able to come to your site for ideas!

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    Brandy Baran
    January 21, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I habe used a couple ideas from your blog for playing with my kid. Keep up the wonderful work you do!

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    Stacy VandenBosch
    January 21, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    I am an elementary art teacher of 20 years and love reading your blog! I use so many of your ideas in my classroom as well as at home. I love the simplicity of the projects and experiences that focus on feeding and fostering each individual’s creative spirit and sense of discovery! Thanks so much! Happy Anniversary!

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    Katie
    January 21, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    What an amazing milestone! Congratulations on 10 wonderful years and many more to come. As an art therapist and mom your blog has been an inspiration of new and vibrant creativity. Thank you for all you do!

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    Anne
    January 21, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    I’ve been so inspired to try art with my kids. Thank you for all you do!

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    Erin Ferguson
    January 21, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Amazing journey and amazing prize!

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    Elena
    January 21, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    I found your blog several years ago while looking for inspiration for my preschool classes and enrichment classes. Wow! Was I ever inspired! Thank you thank you thank you for the wonderful lessons, examples, ideas, support (even though you didn’t realize it) you gave me and continue to give me and therefor all my students through your generosity. From the list of best art materials (how did I ever live without liquid water color paints???) to fabulous sun catchers to water color resist techniques to all the art recipes you share my classes are infinitely more interesting and enriching because of your blog. Happy 10th anniversary — looking forward to another 10!

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    Amy
    January 21, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I enjoy your blog. It’s inspiring!

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    Natalie
    January 21, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Congrats on 10 great years! I have used you for my kids, for my Girl Scouts, for my work (preschool teacher) and for my friends’ children. Thank you so much for all you do!

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    Rachel Smith
    January 21, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years!!! Love your blog :)

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    Lisa
    January 21, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    What a beautiful post. I’m so grateful to have found your blog. I’ve loved working to inspire and nurture my kid’s creativity and have done so much more I intentionally after following you. Thank you!

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    Angel
    January 21, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    OMG, my marathon length comment just disappeared :( The brief version – I am so grateful to you for providing endless inspiration and for filling my tool box with 100’s of ideas to encourage my childrens’ creativity!

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    Lulu
    January 21, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    You are an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing your art with all of us here at home. :)

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    Andrea
    January 21, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    I have been inspired to try so many artistic techniques with my kids because of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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    Maggie
    January 21, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    I have been following you for quite awhile now and I am so happy because you are absolutely inspiring. You inspire .e to be closer to my ideals as an artist and parent. The reminder to break away from the daily a treadmill and inject in some creative opportunities.

    Thank you for everything! You should feel so proud!

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    Niki
    January 21, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! What a wonderful accomplishment. And a fun giveaway. My daughter would love this, we love the projects and experiments we find on your site. We have had so much fun doing them together.

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    Jessica
    January 21, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    I’m so glad to wrote that first blog post. Thank you for all the inspiration over the years.

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    Jayna
    January 21, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Happy anniversary! When you dream big, great things happen :-)

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    Sheetal Patel
    January 21, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Happy anniversary to you!!!

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    Moushmi
    January 21, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Hi Jean, Congratulations! I have been following your blog for a few years now plus get your newsletters regularly, and let me just say what fantastic work you are doing. I am marketer and firmly believe that you don’t build something to promote, you promote what you build. your site, books, and other resources have been fantastic. When i became a mother 4 years ago I knew I wanted to foster creativity in my home on a regular basis without making it a separate activity or expecting my children to become artists at the end of it – your blog made perfect sense to me. I quit my career 6 months ago to try and see how art could transform our regular lives – which by the way is not a ‘thing’ in India – having see what you and others have done I think it makes perfect sense. More power to you!

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    P
    January 21, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Thank you for all your hard work- we love your blog and use ideas from it regularly!

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    Angela
    January 22, 2018 at 12:12 am

    I took your ‘Artful Parenting’ class and we still are feeling the ripple effects! My daughter spends almost all of her at-home time in her art studio — an entire space set aside just for her — in the living room. It’s clear that art is a favorite form of self-expression for her, and it reminds me to return to my creative outlets, too! Such simple shifts in materials, strewing, and invitations to create have allowed me to feel so successful in providing enriching opportunities for her to make. I’m so grateful to you for your work; thank you so much, Jean!! :)

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    Mandy
    January 22, 2018 at 12:50 am

    I look forward to receiving your email. I read it while drink my morning coffee. Your idea are always so exciting and fresh, I can’t wait to try them out. Keep living your dream!

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    Marissa J.
    January 22, 2018 at 12:57 am

    Happy anniversary, Jean! I’ve been following you on The Artful Parent for almost five years now. (Your first book came out the same year that my first little one was born.) Thank you so very much for sharing your creativity and passion with us all. Here’s to the next 10 years (and the next book)! Cheers!

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    Lisa F
    January 22, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! I enjoy getting new ideas from your newsletter.

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    Liz
    January 22, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! Thanks for all you do!

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    Maria
    January 22, 2018 at 3:46 am

    happy anniversary and wish for more artful years to come. Unfortunately i am not an artful parent but you definitely help me on that direction :)

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    giulia
    January 22, 2018 at 4:08 am

    Happy anniversary! We are big fan of your work!

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    Michelle H
    January 22, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Congratulations on your anniversary! It is wonderful that you have been able to follow your dreams and passions!

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    Grace
    January 22, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Happy for you!
    And thankful for you!
    Isn’t this the way it should be? Giving, sharing, thanking? And giving back? Thank you for taking the leap and blessing so many with the gift of art, for making it so accessible and approachable!

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    Michelle
    January 22, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Congrats on 10 years! That is a wonderful accomplishment. Thank you for sharing your gift with us!

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    Catherine
    January 22, 2018 at 6:37 am

    Happy Anniversary! I love how your personality shines through your blog. You have a wealth of ideas and I love coming here to get inspiration.

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    Jessica Spracklen
    January 22, 2018 at 6:49 am

    I love your blog! Thank you for all of the great creative content, and for the generous giveaway.

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    Dee Whall
    January 22, 2018 at 7:06 am

    Thank you for working with the Art in STEAM education! You’ve given me some cool ideas for my middle school MakerSpace.

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    Tara
    January 22, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Happy Anniversary! And thank you for the inspiration you provide to me so that I can encourage more art into my son’s life and into my own. I’ve been following you for several years now and your posts are always a bright light in my day. Thanks for all your hard work.

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    Joni
    January 22, 2018 at 7:14 am

    LOVE the Artful Parent!

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    Alissa
    January 22, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Congrats & a very big THANK YOU from our family to you & yours!

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    Brooke Guilbault
    January 22, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Congratulations and thanks so much for your shares!!

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    Nicole
    January 22, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Congratulations!!! I’m excited about this great giveaway!

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    Cindy
    January 22, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Thank you and Congrats! Here’s to another awesome 10 years!

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    Kristina
    January 22, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Happy Anniversary!!!

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    April
    January 22, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Thank you so much for all the inspiration to get arty with my kids!

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    Elizabeth R
    January 22, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! I have enjoyed your posts and projects as I am lacking in the creative department. They have all been enjoyed by my little ones. Thank you!

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    Sara
    January 22, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! I just found you and I can’t wait to explore!

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    Patricia Merry
    January 22, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Thank you for all that you do. Your projects have gotten us through many rainy days!

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    Susie
    January 22, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Great giveaway! I love your site.

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    Marisa
    January 22, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! You are such an inspiration. Thank you for all that you do.

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    Kirsten
    January 22, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Love this. Have just started really diving into art with my five year old wild man.

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    Jodi
    January 22, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Congratulations! I’ve been following for some time and you truly inspire me. You very much inspire constant creativity as I help guide my girls through discovering the world and we are All Grateful! ❤️

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    Paige Smyth
    January 22, 2018 at 9:46 am

    I’m so glad I found you, and I recommend your blog ALL THE TIME. thanks for all you do.

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    Mel Walker
    January 22, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Happy anniversary! 10 years! That is incredible! I have been following you for sometime now and you are such a great inspiration for sharing and growing this love of art with our family’s. Thank you for all of your hard work and here’s to, at least another 10 years of success!

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    Julie Ann
    January 22, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Congrats on a decade of inspiring others to create lovely with their lovelies!

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    Rachel
    January 22, 2018 at 10:15 am

    You’ve been an inspiration to me as a mom of littles for years! Thank you, and thanks for the giveaway!

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    Laura
    January 22, 2018 at 10:24 am

    So awesome. Congratulations! Love your blog

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    Krista
    January 22, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Love gathering art ideas for my 4 girls

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    Susan
    January 22, 2018 at 11:04 am

    I have followed you from day one! Bought your books, done countless art projects from your books, blog etc. I have worked with children of all ages for over 30 years and for the last 10 I have incorporated so many of your projects.
    Congrats on living your dream!

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    Shannon Fleming Bray
    January 22, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Happy Anniversary! Your courage in putting yourself out there and sharing your journey is inspiring. That Rumi quote is my mantra for the year! I go almost daily to your blog for ideas and inspiration with my 3 kids. Thank you!

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    Jeanne Robinson
    January 22, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Happy 10 Year Anniversary! Thank you for sharing your life with all of us. Your blog continually inspires me and helps guide me as I nourish my sons in living a creative life.

    Here’s to many more years of success!

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    erica
    January 22, 2018 at 11:58 am

    I love your story. Creativity is so important for children and what you do is inspirational. Thank you!

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    Jennie
    January 22, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Dear Jean, Congratulations on your ten year blogging anniversary! Your blog and Facebook page two of my favourites! I am a teacher (kindergarten through grade two mostly) and love your visual art activities for art lessons! I am a drama/ dance/ music teacher and am always interested in learning more visual art activities. Although I am not yet a parent of human children (I have a Yorkshire Terrier puppy baby named Zoe), I have been reading your posts and planning on purchasing your two art books. Thank you for inspiring me and all of your readers with your creativity and imaginative ideas. Thank you again. Here’s to your blog’s next ten years!

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    Jen Mirra
    January 22, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! I always leave your site inspired to create with my kids. Thanks for bringing that spark to my family!

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    Suzanna F
    January 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Congratulations! Here’s to many more anniversaries! Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration <3

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    Anne
    January 22, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Happy 10 years!! I love this blog. Thank you for inspiring me to do art with my children.

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    Miki
    January 22, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    How exciting and congratulations! I love seeing your ideas when scrolling through Facebook!

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    Auschick
    January 22, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Amazing effort! I love your books! My daughter considers them bedtime reading!

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    Ann
    January 22, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Congratulations and thank you for ideas and inspiration especially in these cold winter months!

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    Karin
    January 22, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    I have both of your books already and love them. If I win, I will pass the new books on to a new mommy or my boys’ school. Our library already has them as well. So wonderful!

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    Julianne
    January 22, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you for sharing your passion with the world!

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    Victoria Fisher
    January 22, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you for all your wonderful ideas that I have used over the years.

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    Jonina
    January 22, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Congratulations to you! As a fellow Wellesley alumna, Oregonian, and parent of young girls, I have loved seeing your website blossom and trying out many of your suggestions. I appreciate your encouragement to continuing spending time being creative with my kiddos!

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    Tauna
    January 22, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years and so many accomplishments! You and this blog have been an inspiration to our family for years.

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    Kerrin
    January 22, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I have only just found your blog so I am looking forward to reading your posts and getting inspiration for expanding my art practice with my daughter.

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    Lindsey
    January 22, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    This is an awesome giveaway. Thank you!!!! And congrats!

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    Elaine
    January 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration! I always thought that art should be a free and wild process. But having organization and structure to getting it started has totally shifted my mindset. Super grateful!

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    Brandee H
    January 22, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I’ve recently discovered your blog. You have such inspiring ideas!

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    Hayan lee
    January 22, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Happy anniversary!! I have been following you on facebook and instagram for over 3yrs now. Love your ideas and your inspirations!!

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    Courtney Tune
    January 22, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    You have inspired us so much! Thank you for what you do!

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    Michelle
    January 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    A friend recently shared your website with me and I’m so exciting to try some of your ideas! Your projects and ideas are absolutely awesome! Happy anniversary!

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    Liz
    January 22, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Love Artful Parent and have loved watching y’all grow. Artful Parent was the first book I encountered that nudged me toward more creative living and parenting and is still probably the most checked-out book by my library card! I would love to finally have a copy of my own!!

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    Esther
    January 22, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Happy 10 years! I borrowed your book at the library a few years ago and found your blog shortly thereafter. Thanks for all the inspiration! Keep doing what you do! It’s awesome!

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    Anna Pry
    January 22, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    congrats and thank you for the inspiration…enjoy your pie!

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    Kimberly
    January 22, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Your ideas are inspiring. When I read The Artful Parent, I commented to a colleague “I wish I had this book as a resource when I was raising my children (now ages 28 and 23)”. Now I’m using it for ideas as I work in my early childhood career (30+ years and more than 1,000 children!!) and as I anticipate artsy moments in the future with my 8-month-old grandson. Thank you!!

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    Amber
    January 22, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    I am a new fan of your blog and love your ideas! Always love new inspiration to keep my little ones’ creative juices flowing!

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    Margaret
    January 22, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Thank you and congrats! Wishing you all the best as you celebrate your 10th year.

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    Sheryl
    January 22, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Congratulations!

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    Madi Goold
    January 22, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    I have only started following you recently and I have been so inspired to do more art with my two children! Thank you so much for what you do. It really has been a blessing in my life.

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    Jennifer
    January 22, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Best place for art ideas online.

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    Michelle H
    January 22, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

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    Jane
    January 22, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    You are such an inspiration Jean! I love looking through your website and reading your blog for interesting age appropriate art activities to do with my two daughters. Congratulations on your ten year milestone!

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    Sue
    January 22, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!

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    Danielle Breachwood
    January 22, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Congratulations on a decade of inspiration!
    You’ve been a signpost and friendly guide in helping me rediscover my own creative/arty side as I explore your activities with my children and for that I am so grateful.

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    Bridget
    January 22, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    It’s so nice to hear your story. Thank you for helping so many of us bring art inspirations to our children.

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    Tes
    January 22, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    So thankful to have found your blog. Incorporating art into our daily life is important to us and your blog has been incredibly encouraging. Thank you!

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    Katie
    January 22, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Congrats! How amazing to do what you love, make such a positive impact in families’ lives and have such great success for all your hard work. So very inspiring to set out & make it happen- whatever ‘it’ may be. This is a great message to anyone, but how powerful for our young artists, creators, thinkers and doers. Thank you for your work and keep on spreading the artful way!! Xoxo

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    Sarah Burlingame
    January 22, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas with us! My five year old and have enjoyed many a project from your blog over the years. She loves anything creative and I love that your projects are more than stick it together crafts!

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    Maureen Hodge
    January 22, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I’m so inspired by your blog and your ambition. I’m an art educator and mom to 2 creative little ones myself. We’ve used many of your ideas! Thank you! You’re amazing!

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    Ashley curtis
    January 22, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    My kids loved the starry night painting and snowman play dough project this winter break, thank you for the continued inspiration and ideas!

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    Karla
    January 22, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Congrats on achieving 10 years of doing what you love, and doing it so well! I first discovered your blog while living in North Carolina from 2012-2014, while I was home with young children. I found wonderful ideas that helped me connect to my kids and to other parent-friends as we experimented on your project ideas together. I have gifted your books to several friends over the years since then. All the best to you and your family, and thank you for sharing your gifts with the world. Karla

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    Heidi
    January 22, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Congratulations on ten years! I love checking in on your blog for inspiration and ideas for my girls. It’s really motivated me to be more intentional about encouraging everyday art making in our home

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    Sarah
    January 22, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    I have been reading your blog for years but this is the first comment I’ve left. My girls and I have tried several of your project ideas and love them! I don’t do a very good job of displaying or saving the finished products because I hate clutter. Got any tips for me? Ha! Congrats on your 10 year anniversary!

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    Lena
    January 22, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Wish I could do art projects all day.

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    Maureen
    January 22, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Wow, as a 30 year veteran teacher of Infants and Toddlers I love your concept and ideas about art. I would love to win the contest.

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    Anna
    January 22, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    We own your first book and we adore it (my kids are 3 and 7)!
    Congrats on your anniversary and thank you for the many inspirations through out the years!

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    Keturah
    January 23, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Congrats! Your blog inspired me to start my own Art Playgroup and it is a bright spot for my family! It has helped us keep art at the forefront and that has brought so much beauty. Thank you!

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    Iva Nenova
    January 23, 2018 at 12:53 am

    Happy Anniversary! You are my favorite kid’s art blog!

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    Danielle
    January 23, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Congratulations on 10 years don’t what you love! I’m going to try making your cherry pie!

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    Jamie
    January 23, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Congratulations! I’ve been following your journey for more than half that time and am so grateful for your openness and awesome ideas!

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    Siew Lian
    January 23, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Happy anniversary! To many more years to come. Thank you for being an inspiration.

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    Rachel
    January 23, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Your story is so inspiring! I love the encouragement to do what you love.. to start now. ????

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    susana
    January 23, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Dear Jean, i`m with you since the beginning. I´m from Portugal, 4 boys. You completely shaped how I mothered 2 homescholled kids! Thank you and congratulations!!!

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    Umayal
    January 23, 2018 at 5:30 am

    I get inspired by you for crafting with my kids. Happy 10th anniversary..

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    Rosie
    January 23, 2018 at 6:41 am

    Love finding inspiring craft ideas for my little one

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    Sarah
    January 23, 2018 at 8:20 am

    What an amazing bundle of resources!! Thanks so much for the chance!

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    Natalie
    January 23, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Thanks for your art inspiration!

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    Serena
    January 23, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Yes. Congratulations! I love all of your ideas and your weekly emails.

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    Kris
    January 23, 2018 at 9:44 am

    I am grateful to discover your blog! For a year or two now. The title ‘ The Artful Parent’ made me reminded to go on with my passion in arts and crafts for my child. Looking forward for more art adventures with you. Happy Anniversary!

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    Claire Sassic Young
    January 23, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Happy anniversary! I love reading your articles!

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    zanne
    January 23, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Thank you, Jean! I love your site & books as both a parent & children’s librarian. This post in particular just lit a little fire under my behind with regard to a few personal artsy goals. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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    LeeAnn Veinotte
    January 23, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Thank you sooooooo much. As a preschool teacher for 20 years it is good to get some fresh new ideas. I would like to start just an art class for older children after preschool hours but can’t get there yet!

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    Amber
    January 23, 2018 at 10:47 am

    We love your blog! It has helped me be a much better, more creative parent. Thanks for all you do!

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    Laura
    January 23, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Happy anniversary and congratulations! My whole family loves your blog and all the projects we’ve done ????

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    Phuong
    January 23, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Happy anniversary! Thank you for sharing!!!

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    Julie
    January 23, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! I’ve followed many of your ideas and I enjoy your posts on Facebook!

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    Tara
    January 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Congratulations! You are such an inspiration! We have used many of your activities at home and at church. Thank you!! ????

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    Stephanie
    January 23, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Congratulations on 10 great years!

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    Susan
    January 23, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    I must have found your blog shortly after you started and have always been a big fan! Congratulations on 10 years!

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    Amy
    January 23, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Joining the chorus to say I love your blog! You’ve given me so many ideas on arts and crafts for my 4 year old. Congratulations on the big anniversary!

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    Bri
    January 23, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Love your creative ideas! Congrats to 10 years and going strong!

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    Melodie
    January 23, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Wow! Congratulations on 10 years! I love your blog.

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    Marilyn
    January 23, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Congratulations with your 10 year anniversary. ❤️ I would love to win the givecaway as you are a go to for me for activities to do with the grandchildren on my days to homeschool. Their mom and I co-homeschool the children. Looking forward to many years of your blogs.

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    Carly
    January 23, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you hitting publish.
    Your site is my go to when I want to find something fun to make with my girls. I have a creative background and love to make, create and explore art materials myself, you help me find new ways to do that at their level. I love being able to expand our nature gathering, exploring, coloring, making, building, investigating tendencies.
    Thank you for sharing with the world!

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    Tanya
    January 23, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Congratulations on 10successful and inspiring years! I use many of your ideas with my grandchildren. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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    Jane
    January 23, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    HAPPY BLOG-IVERSARY!

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    Cory
    January 23, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Congratulations! You are an inspiration.

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    Lisa
    January 23, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Creativity is so essential to personal growth from childhood up. A person who learns to release their unique creativity will never be bored in life and will contribute much to others in their lifetime. The Artful Parent is adding creative wealth to cou ntless children and the future generations!

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    Melanie
    January 23, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Congratulations! I love your blog and following you on FB! You are an inspiration and have anazing ideas. Keep on blogging!

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    Tonia
    January 23, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years!! Thank you for being such an inspirational space in my newsfeed every day!

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    Nicole
    January 23, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    I love your blog….it makes the process of creating more accessible to our family. Thank you for teaching me to be an Artful Parent!

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    KT
    January 23, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Congrats!!! Love all your ideas and inspiration!

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    Kris
    January 23, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Have loved your blog for years. Keep up the great work!

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    Debs Hardt
    January 23, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Congratulations! Thank you for inspiring and motivating us to do great things with our kids x

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    Grace Caldwell
    January 23, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Happy 10 years! You have some great ideas and look to your blog. Can’t wait to see what you will do the next 10 years!

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    Erin S
    January 23, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I started following along years ago when I had my own classroom blog. Now I teach art for early childhood educators and refer them to this site. It’s still my go to! Thank you for sharing your wonderful gifts. I am so appreciative of them!

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    Kimberly
    January 23, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Congrats!!! I’ve been following for two years, and I know the artistic life of my Littles (5 & 2) is better for it. Thank you for the inspiring posts, and for creating such lovely content time after time. The heart and soul you pour into this blog has such a huge impact. Here’s to wherever the next decade leads!

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    Rae M
    January 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Happy 10 years!

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    Libby H
    January 23, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Thank you for hitting that “post” button 10 years ago. I have loved your ideas over the years. Happy anniversary, and enjoy that pie! Thanks for your generous gift to the winner!

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    Kristy Sullivan
    January 23, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Congratulations!!! Thank you for sharing awesome ways to continue creative projects as a mom while bonding with my daughter. I hope she continues to love creating art as much as I do <3

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    Jessica
    January 23, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I’ve been following you for about half that long. Most of my daughter’s life. I thoroughly appreciate your wonderful blog. Thank you for all you do.

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    Angelique
    January 23, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    My first grade daughter and I are excited to have found your website and look forward to digging into some of projects here. Congrats on the milestone!

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    Merywn Tan
    January 24, 2018 at 1:19 am

    Congratulations!! Your posts are inspiring! Can’t wait to learn more about children’s art and do it together with my children

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    Clare
    January 24, 2018 at 1:19 am

    I just adore you. I have your books and try to emulate you in your parenting. I like how you are easy going, supportive, thoughtful, like yo have fun with your babes and inspire play. I think I’m a better mom because I have women like you to look up to. Congrats on following your passion and talent!

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    Sherri Olson
    January 24, 2018 at 1:22 am

    Thanks for such a great opportunity! Love your blog! Congrats on 10 years

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    Manisha
    January 24, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Congratulations on your journey of 10 inspiring years and more to come! Thank you for sharing all your artistic ideas, motivating art around, and coming up with fun creative kids arts! Your website have inspired us since past couple of years and your blogs are so nurturing!

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    Becky
    January 24, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Congratulations! Thank you for the great ideas & inspirations.

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    Erin
    January 24, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Because Brilliant Minds Are Perfected Through Creativity And Art!!! ❤️

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    Lisa
    January 24, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Happy anniversary! Keep up all th fun awesome art!

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    Jill
    January 24, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Congratulations! I’ve gotten so many great project and gift ideas from you.

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    Lori
    January 24, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Wow! Congratulations on 10 years! Keep creating and blogging!

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    Renee
    January 24, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! What a great giveaway!

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    Lynne
    January 24, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Your ideas and resources provoke such fun moments with both my students and my toddler. We love The Artful Parent!

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    Christine J
    January 24, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Congratulations and Thank You!

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    Lisa
    January 24, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    You are amazing.

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    Kathryn
    January 24, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    You inspire me!

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    Rachel Sprague
    January 24, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Congratulations! your blog and FB posts are so inspirational, and I often share them with my friends and fellow teachers! Thank you for such lovely ideas.

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    Stephanie
    January 24, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Congratulations! 10 years is a long time.

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    Sara J
    January 24, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Happy anniversary and happy blogging!!

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    Noel Michalski
    January 24, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Congratulations on ten years!! ????????

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    Stephanie
    January 24, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    I would love to win this giveaway! I have a 4 yo who is very talented artiscally and I need some resources to help guide her.

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    Ericka Strange
    January 24, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Congratulations what an awesome achievement! Thanks for sharing your ideas, I always love your posts.

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    Jessica
    January 24, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Can’t believe I’m just now finding you! Excited to get caught up!

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    Lauren
    January 24, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    You have been hugely influential in my own parenting path. As an art educator for 20 years and now a SAHM with my own studio, I find myself borrowing inspiration from you often. Cheers to the next 10 years!

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    Vavena Wildhaber
    January 24, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Congratulations! Loved reading your journey. As a stay at home/homeschooling mom to five little men, your fb page has been a blessing. Several friends and family have earged me to start a blog. I’ve played with the idea and even keep a journal of potential blog posts. Your class, as well as tbe amazing art pack, would be a blessing to me and my family. Wishing you continued success and blessings as you are a blessing to others.

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    Kim Y
    January 24, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    I love your blog, your ideas, and inspiration. This is greatly needed! Thank you! ❤ Happy Anniversary.

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    Laura
    January 24, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    As a mom and a teacher, Thank you for all of your great ideas and knowledge.

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    Melissa Martin
    January 24, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Congratulations!! I have really enjoyed your blog!

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    Juliana
    January 24, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    I love your blog! I have used some of your wonderful ideas with my young boys and my nieces. Thank you!

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    Courtney
    January 24, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    You are such an inspiration! Thank you for pouring your heart into what you do!

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    Naomi
    January 25, 2018 at 1:11 am

    I love your inspiration about trying the first step towards your dreams. Thank you!

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    Melanee
    January 25, 2018 at 3:10 am

    Your approach has been inspiring.

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    Leah
    January 25, 2018 at 4:18 am

    Congratulations! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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    Junea loakes
    January 25, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Congratulations on a decade????♥️✨ I enjoy your posts and have tried a few of them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Linda
    January 25, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Congratulations! This is fabulous. What a way to spend time with the little ones.

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    Dorothy
    January 25, 2018 at 7:52 am

    Thank you for putting yourself out there! Love all that you do.

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    Jessica
    January 25, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Congratulations on a decade!

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    Kasha
    January 25, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Congratulations!

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    Cynthia W.
    January 25, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Congrats on 10 years! I would love to win your books!

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    Sonya
    January 25, 2018 at 9:46 am

    As an artist and a mom, I am so glad that I found your blog !! I share it with everyone who becomes a parent. Have a wonderful 10- year anniversary celebration! Sonya

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    Sarah
    January 25, 2018 at 11:36 am

    It’s been so cold around here, I would love to get the book and read about ice wreaths (although I have at least a strong inkling, from the title, what I might need to do to try it with my kids!). Thank you for putting together your ideas and writing another book; it’s a gift for the many of us who have used and loved the first. I know I’m grateful!

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    Violet
    January 25, 2018 at 11:54 am

    You’ve got me motivated that’s for sure. And you’ve helped a ton of us out in many ways. I appreciate the giveaway. ????

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    Rita
    January 25, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! That’s quite an accomplishment. Your blog has been so helpful with coming up with different things to do with my son.

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    Vivian Best
    January 25, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Congratulations! What an amazing contribution you’ve made to families everywhere!

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    MEGHAN
    January 25, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Absolutely love your blog! Here is to another 10!!

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    Sarah
    January 25, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Loved this site before I even became a parent. Keep up the good work

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    Kim
    January 25, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    I have been following you from the beginning and have always found ideas and inspiration. Ideas for activities for my kids and inspiration to start my own blog many years ago. I still follow and continue to be inspired. Your blog and book are my go to when I’m looking for ideas to use with my kids (who are now 13,11,8), my Girl Scout troop and kids in my preschool class. Thank you for a great 10 years!

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    Danielle Bruegger
    January 25, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Dear Jean, I have been following your blog for the last five years and always appreciate your ideas for art activities as well as your recommendations on books and games.
    I admire your creative energy and congratulate you cordially to your 10th anniversary of The Artful Parent. Well done! Hope to see lots more of you and your inspiring posts. All the best to you and your family. Danielle

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    Michelle
    January 25, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Congratulations on the milestone!! I discovered the blog when my oldest was a toddler and have done several of your projects with my children over the years. I’m so glad you’ve been able to sustain the blog and grow it into a career!

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    Cameron
    January 25, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Congratulations! You’re an inspiration! ????

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    Melanie Brownsmith
    January 25, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Congratulations. As a fellow artist and introvert I find it inspiring what you have achieved.

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    Danielle
    January 25, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Congrats! Love your books (check them out from the library often)!

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    Jennifer Barney
    January 25, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Recently got your first book from the library and my kids are LOVING doing more art and being creative! When I first read about having “self-serve” art supplies, I was a bit skeptical (I have a 1 year old and a 3 year old), but I left some construction paper and a container with jumbo crayons out on their little table . My one year old immediately sat down to color (for the first time ever) and continued to return and color throughout the day! It completely blew me away! My three year old drew stick figures over and over again and plastered our fridge with them. Would never have thought it would make such a difference from when I say “should we color?”

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    Nicole
    January 25, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Congrats! What a fun giveaway!!

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    Dani
    January 25, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    The best blog! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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    Holly dart
    January 25, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    How exciting! Good for you for keeping on and not quitting on your dreams!! Thank you for the incredible resources you have created.

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    Theresa
    January 25, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I first stumbled across your blog when I was looking for resources for a presentation on process vs product oriented art for the teachers at the preschool I was working at. I had my own kids a few years later and have enjoyed having your blog to turn to. Thank you for all your work!

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    Kate
    January 26, 2018 at 1:27 am

    Thank you for sharing the amazing content you have created! It is truly inspiring!

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    Joanna Smith
    January 26, 2018 at 1:59 am

    Happy Anniversary! Love all your wonderful ideas! ❤️

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    Meg
    January 26, 2018 at 6:45 am

    I am an artist, a mom, and a preschool teacher. So I’m basically your targeted reader and have loved being so for quite some time!

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    Erin
    January 26, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Wow! It took forever to scroll to the bottom- so many comments.

    Thank you so much for what you do. You have inspired art making so many times in my family. To me, that is precious.

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    Darcie
    January 26, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Happy anniversary!

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    Aili
    January 26, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Happy anniversary!

    You’ve given me and my family so many great ideas over the years.

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    Sunny
    January 26, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Congratulations! Love your ideas :)

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    Michelle gonzalez
    January 26, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Congratulations on your anniversary and success! You’re an inspiration and I wish you many more years of doing this!

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    Julia Gorricho
    January 26, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Happy Anniversary! And thank you for inspiring so many of us. I discovered you almost a year ago, and since then, all your activities had filled our family life with creativity and joy.

    Looking for next ten years!

    Hugs from Colombia.

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    Gwen
    January 26, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I’ve just discovered you so please keep up the great work for another 10 years! Beautiful ideas! ????

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    Andrea
    January 26, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Happy birthday! Continue the great work!

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    Laura
    January 26, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Congrats! What a great giveaway!

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    Sandra Staton
    January 26, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Congratulations on your 10th year anniversary! Your ideas are blessings to many. Keep your ideas coming!

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    Dawn
    January 26, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary. I have truly enjoyed reading your posts over the years and look forward to many more years of artful tips, ideas, and inspirations.

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    Kelly
    January 26, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Congrats! I have followed you for years and have been able to create an art area that my kids use daily! Thank you for sharing all your creative ideas!

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    Liz Lemire
    January 26, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Your blog is inspiring! As an artist/teacher/ ed administrator I know I can always rely on inspiration from you!

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    Luciana Sosa-Carosella
    January 26, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Congratulations! I find your blog not only educational, but motivational, an outlet to help my kids channel their inner feelings or emotions through art. Thank you for letting us into your home, and for showing us other ways of connecting with our kids. I am an English to Spanish translator here in the US, and I would be more than happy to translate your book into Spanish as well. I bet it would be extremely popular in Latin America. Cheers to many more years writing blogs and books for parents like me! =)

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    Autumn
    January 26, 2018 at 11:53 am

    I have found helpful resources from you as I work toward increasing my daughter’s self-esteem through art. The Action Art books you featured a while back have inspired me to start an Autism Art Party for girls on the spectrum.

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    Jill
    January 26, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Congrats and THANK YOU for the inspiration! I volunteer at my children’s school and have made the tape resist paintings and pony bead suncatchers with the kids. They are so amazed at the beautiful results and so proud of themselves! Thank you!

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    Henny Vallee
    January 26, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Happy Anniversary!! It continues to amaze me how the little steps we take can bring so much growth and results in beautiful outcomes, such as your blog and the effect you have on how we all parent! Thank you for sharing all the things you’ve learned and for your encouragement to celebrate art and creativity in our homes. I am grateful as a mom of 4 little ones.

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    Karina
    January 26, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Congrats! As an artist and teacher I can say that your blog has helped and inspired me to plan interesting and funny lessons. As a parent it has inspired me to share good quality time with my children.

    Thank you so much! all the best not only this but the following years :)

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    Mindy
    January 26, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    I found your blog a few years ago and have loved it ever since!

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    Rebekka
    January 26, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Your blog is a wonderful resource for parents, particularly those of younger children. So many amazing ideas that have inspired me and my little ones.

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    Minette
    January 26, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Congratulations with you 10rh anniversary. Love reading your posts !

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    nancy deibert
    January 26, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Sounds like a great prize.
    Nancy

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    Joy Davison
    January 26, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Your work is so inspiring and it would be wonderful to have your books to use at my art class Joy of Art at Kalani in Hawai’i… oh…pick me..pick me!

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    Theresa
    January 26, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Congratulations on ten years! I just discovered your blog a few months ago and have enjoyed your posts!

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    Dech
    January 26, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    I appreciate all your ideas and resources you provide. I loved all the holiday art projects and enjoyed doing them with my toddler. Thank you so much!

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    Kara sniegowski
    January 26, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    I love your books and I wish/try to be like you and all the other artful parents and bloggers out there!
    Kara

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    Rosemarie
    January 26, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Your resources are awesome! Thanks and congratulations
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    Marti
    January 26, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Happy 10th Birthday! Thank you very much for all the amazing content! I have used many of your ideas over the last 2 years and they always make for a fun time with my daughter.

    Congrats!

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    alice
    January 27, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Happy Blogiversary! It’s so nice to see someone who made a dream happen.

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    Molly
    January 27, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Wow 10 years! Tha,is for being an inspiration! I love your ideas for my kiddos and students!

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    JoAnne
    January 27, 2018 at 2:50 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! You have such inspiring ideas!

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    Tracey
    January 27, 2018 at 2:57 am

    My son and I so enjoy your activity packs and suggestions! We always find something creative to do with our time, thanks to you and your posts! Thank you so very much!

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    Sam
    January 27, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Happy Anniversary what a wonderful time!! And time to celebrate !! you all are so wonderful I am sure there will be many years to come !

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    Anne
    January 27, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Your books have inspired me as a teacher and parent. Congratulations on 10 years. Thank you for your inspiration and blog.

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    Anna Mollica
    January 27, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Thank you for taking the leap and inspiring us teachers and Mommies to do more of what we truly love. All the best.

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    Alya P.
    January 27, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Congrats, Jen! I have been reading your blog for several years and have drawn much inspirations from it. Looking forward to the next decade of the Artful Parent!

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    cassandra d
    January 27, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Great blog.

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    Jennifer Hunter
    January 27, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Congratulations! Your books inspired me to create a small art group with some homeschooling families. Though the art group no longer runs, the women who participated with their children are now my closest friends. Thank you!

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