Painting and Pokémon 

I am trying to get back into creative mode, my biggest problem is finishing what I start.  Well I actually finished one!  I painted this simple canvas board for me step-son’s bedroom.  He is really into Pokémon.  It turned out better than expected considering that I have not really painted anything in so long.

Here are some work in progress shots too…

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.

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.



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.

Easter eggs

The kids are always wanting to color Easter eggs but no one in our house eats hard boiled eggs and it is such a hassle. So this year we bought fake eggs tht I found at Walmart, which claimed to be like the real thing and used my acrylic paints to color them.

I think they turned out pretty good, I am sure they will end up broken or in the trash at some point but at least we avoided the mess.


2013 Christmas cards

xmas-card2013 Every year I hand mark my Christmas cards, some years I spend more time on it than others to be honest.  This year I wanted to include a family photo.  We had gotten married the years before and I just thought it would be nice for people to see us as a family.  We didn’t have anyone to take it so I got my tri-pod out and had my dad ‘supervise’ the shot.  We must have taken 30 shots just to get this one.

The cards themselves were a little more complicated than probably needed to be.  I used black card stock, accept for the ‘snow’, and acrylic paints.  There were four main pieces on the front that had to be cut out and glued together.  All in all they took about a week to create start to finish and I made them in stages to allow for paint/glue to dry.

In the end everyone seemed to love them, they turned out great I am so happy with them but as I say every year I need to start the process sooner and plan to make more that I usually do.  I tend to forget people and have to rush at the end.

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