Some thing’s never change

Well at least something’s haven’t changed as I return to work in my art area…


My work space still gets invaded with fury helpers minutes after I step into it and you know what? I would t have it any other way.

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Hand Made Party invites 

My husband was worried, and rightfully so, when I announced that I wanted to hand made the invitations for our sons 1st Birthday party.  The concern was that I rarely finish anything :). 
It got worse when I started cutting out and glue together a dozen tiny trucks and excavators but I got it done just in time with a few extras for decorating the house with.
I wanted something special for him and he like trucks, just trucks, not chuck the truck or whatever.  I do t encourage him to watch tv so he doesn’t know who or wat that all is.  So most of the store bought theme items were out of the question.

So pleased with the results.

Birtch bark letters

 Our nursery has a nature theme to it so I got some letter from the craft store and decorated them to put on the wall in the babies room.

  
I painted the white first then added a watered down brown and then a watered down off white or yellow to create the under lying color.


Dark lines went on next for the texture then I covered it with a watery glue and white tissue paper, several layers thick.

    
Trimmed the excess off once it dried.


Compared it to actual birth bark to see how I did.

  
Then hung it on the wall for baby! :). He is really fueling my creativity these days.  
 

Painting Easter Eggs with the kids

  

Yes even the furry child, it seems no one in this house can do arts and crafts without his ‘help’ lol. Last year the kids did a dozen small fake eggs.  This we consolidated but going with on big egg each, from Walmart.  

Sadly I am starting to realize that my step kids just aren’t that in to art.  They were excited to do it but spent all of maybe 10 minutes on the project with no real plan or purpose to their craft.

Awe well it was fun anyway.  

I did however spend so much time trying to keep the cat out of everything that I haven’t even painted mine yet.  Mine was the white one.

   

         

My new apprentice 



Meet Jynx, not so helpful helper.  Every time I head down into my craft area he is right behind me.  He will start out on the extra stool down there and slowly inch his way onto my lap or the table, where he steals my stuff or sticks his paws in everything.  Not to even mention the long hairs!

It’s a good thing that he is cute but he sure puts the ‘bad kitty’ into bad kitty creative. Lol

If I run him off enough he will find a place nearby to lay and pout for awhile before trying again.  I have tried to include him on some projects but he has little to no interst in following directions.  Such a little art Diva.





Christmas art

The boys and I worked up a few homemade Christmas presents this year, sorry for posting this so late, I know Christmas is over.  But I recently went over to my mother-in-laws house and say the art work proudly framed and hung in her bedroom so we must have done something right.



I so should have taken photos of the process.  The boys loved getting messy more than anything.