Sunday, March 6, 2016

Reclaimed Wood Miniatures.

We've been testing out different media on all kinds of surfaces in the French Fry house lately.  And I mean all surfaces.  I have a feeling I'm going to keep plowing through Magic Erasers with this busy little artist.

Our new favorite tools are the Crayola Slick Stix, which are the closest thing to drawing with rainbow colored lipstick.  These marker-y/paint/oil pastel combos are super baby friendly and easy to apply.  So, we tested them out on some lumber scraps we had left from a recent bathroom reno.


It's wonderful seeing how her paintings evolve during her studio sessions. The Slick Stix weren't water resistant like oil pastels are, however when watered down they melted down into a beautiful wash.

She added a final layer of black and white acrylic to her reclaimed wood diptych.  Now to find a place to display these special little wood pieces.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Mondrian Masterpieces.

I don't often repeat projects, but when I do, it's usually because I heart them big time.  And this is one of those favorites.

For step by steps on this one, check it out here.  Since having a baby artist in the house, I'm loving process-y art and projects that give children more of an option in terms of color choices and media.

My Kinder artists loved reading Perfect Square and really knocked our study of Mondrian's artwork out of the art park.  Our art smart focus words were "repetition," "blending," and "outline." We focused on his Broadway Boogie Woogie (1943) and listened to boogie woogie as we worked, thank you Pandora.


I took an incredible amount of pics, but just couldn't get enough.  I seriously wish I could tape them on me and wear all the time.  Keep boogie woogie-n' arties!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Mini Masterpieces.

Baby French Fry gets so much joy out of experimenting with art media.  We've worked with just about anything she can get her busy artist hands (and mouth) on.  I had amassed quite the stack of abstract-y expressionist papers and had displayed as many as my walls would allow, but guilt mom gene kicked in and I couldn't bring myself to dispose of the remainders. 
 For real, PURE JOY when she's art-ing.

So, I rounded up our last batch of paintings and decided to artcycle them into some tiny greeting cards.
 I'm digging your mixed media, Baby FF. A little Cy Twombly inspo up in this house.

I snagged a bunch of cardstock scraps left over from other projects (like these), cropped her artwork, double stuck them on with this trusty fella, and we have baby art to go.

 We're spreading the art love and joy, one tiny masterpiece and postage stamp at a time.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Favorite Things of 2015.

These fingers.

These paintings (made by those little fingers).

These home grown flowers (harvested by one little lady).

This gift (made from the heart).

This moment.

This furry friend.

This little family.