Carnevale Masks


Carnevale Masks

I came across these masks by Spanish artist Neusa Lopez. She calls this series Carnevale. They are so colorful and creative and BIG! A little cardboard, a little paint, some glue….amazing what a few art supplies can create.

I love them and I hope some day we can make them here at home. Thanks for inspiring us, Neusa!

Summer List 2012


Summer List 2012

Last day of school was Thursday. It’s officially summer vacation and we are quite literally jumping for joy! Here is our Summer List 2012:

1. swim + boat / 2. outdoor movie / 3. red velvet ice-cream sandwiches / 4. pipe-cleaner letters / 5. finger knitting / 6. fiesta pom-poms / 7. cloud dough / 8. melted bead bracelet / 9. bowling / 10. beach tic-tac-toe / 11. pom-pom garland / 12. yes day / 13. popsicles / 14. outdoor dining / 15. God’s eye / 16. roller coaster / 17. smoothies / 18. danny, the champion of the world

See my Pinterest Summer List board for links to all of these grand ideas!

Ideal Art Supply Cupboard


Ideal Art Supply Cupboard

It’s official…summer is here! Time for lots of arts and crafts. If you are like me, you want to keep the crafts simple. But what are the best art supplies to keep at hand in your cupboard? Believe me when I tell you that you need very few. Often we just use the same three: watercolor, markers, glue.

Design Mom blog had a great post this week about stocking your art room, or cupboard as they called it. They focus on the best 15 items, and it’s geared somewhat towards younger kids. But I think this supply list is not only a great start, it’s a great end! What more do you need?

Tip: My one favorite addition would be to keep a box of scraps to use for collage. My kids love collage and glue of any kind. It’s a wonderful tool to teach layering and depth.