Thursday, January 28, 2010
Need an EASY cheap, fun, creative Valentine's Day project for your kiddos? Here are 3 designs you can print off and project with. At my house, we printed them on a full sheet of cardstock and the kids watercolored them to hang up for Valentines Day. You could print them small and have the kids color them to exchanged at school.
***Just click on the image. It will enlarge. You can save it and print it later, or just print it from the internet.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
So. I entered these little cards in THIS contest. It is a contest to design a simple, printable coloring Valentine's Day card for kids. It is difficult to not go totally crazy when designing stuff like this. I just had to think about what kind of pictures my kids select when they get out their box of crayons. All proceeds go to Children's Heart Foundation. I think I will have my 3.5 year old little guy color these construction ones up for his buddies this Valentine's Day. Maybe we will upcycle some crayons to go along with these.
***Once the contest is over, I will upload big versions for you to download if you'd like to print some for your little kiddies.
Yesterday I posted a new item to our 2nd little etsy shop: http://www.decomodwalls.etsy.com/
Our most popular designs are the boyish ones, but every so often I have to design something that is a little more feminine. It is not too girlie. I think in a dark brown, it would be cute in a kitchen or bedroom and a man wouldn't be too offended.
People always look at me funny when they come to my house and say "Where is your art work?" and I say "Ummmm. I don't have any of my own art in my house". Maybe I should put up some vinyl. That counts right???
Monday, January 18, 2010
For the last 2 years, well...since I started this blog, the focus here was my folk art. And let's face it friends....while trying to juggle the role of being a mother, co-business owner, and whatever else I waste my time one, I don't get around to painting very much. I do, however, do something art related EVERY DAY. So....we're changing the way we look at Ann's blog. It is ann gardner DESIGN dot blogspot dot com.... for heaven's sake.
So, I will give you the latest. While decorating my kiddos rooms, I fell in to a rut. I wanted them each to have some sort of religious reminder/art in their rooms (Here's my religion), but I wasn't finding what I wanted. I like MODERN. Very simple, no shabby in my house. Well....tell me if you've seen any of that stuff around town. So, I started designing my own. Here are a couple. I am trying to decide which one to put in my girlie girl room. CLICK HERE TO SEE OTHERS.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
So, I am not normally a crafter. Sometimes I like to make a good craft. I will say that I am a competitor. When I had the opportunity to enter THIS competition, I thought "Hey, that might be fun, and it will give me a good excuse to do something crafty.".
Well, the competition has been going on for a few days now and my craft is not very popular. So here is my plea from all of you ARTSY LADIES out there....Go over and vote. I am trying to represent original arts and crafts here people!!!! And by the way....I can't tell you which one is mine.