Miss R has recently become interested in secrets. Anything promised to be insider information is appealing to her -- so much so that she'll often tell me she has a secret, motion me to come over to her, only to whisper gibberish in my ear. Her hope is that I'll play along and theatrically decipher… Continue reading Invisible Ink Painting
So, you know that paper-bowls-for-preschoolers post I was going to write yesterday before my mommy rambles took over? Well, here it is. This project was completed during R's last sick day with that malevolent belly bug that violently traipsed its way around our home. It's an easy project that generates delicate paper displays -- both the… Continue reading a preschooler’s paper bowl
The sick mommy. To explain my lack of posts in the past week or so, look to the title of this one 🤧. Tonight will mark my one-week cold-iversary of being a sick mommy. I once read that colds can have a ten-day lifespan, so I'm optimistically thinking that mine is about to see its… Continue reading When you’re sick AND you’re a mom
Hello, hello! This is a quickie follow-up to yesterday's Translucent Twist Up. As you know, I found myself overjoyed with that project's harmonious mixing of glue and food coloring -- yeah, my excitement gage must be pretty artymommy-centric right now. R and I wanted to further explore the wonders of colored glue, so we experimented… Continue reading Stained Glue Mobiles
You guys!! I'm pretty obsessed with the project I'm about to share with you. A couple of months back, I interviewed Steve Palmer, a psychologist-painter, for a featured artist column in a newspaper (you can read that article here). I was quite drawn to his artistic process and glass paintings, which he refers to as "Liquid… Continue reading Translucent Twist Up (Stained Glass Painting for Kids)
This project involves multi-sensory fun and renders gloriously dynamic paintings. Really, the resulting imagery -- MADE BY A KID -- recalls the best Abstract Expressionism. It reminds us of gazing through a kaleidoscope lens.
Yesterday was Sunday, the day of 'murca's venerated Super Bowl. We partook in the pageantry by attending a party at a dear friend's house, where we all ate lots of yummies and I glanced up at the enormous television for about 2 whole minutes. Prior to the gathering, we had a quiet Sunday with nothing… Continue reading Explosive Heart Art: Fizzy Painting