Saturday, June 25, 2011


We went to a car auction yesterday.  Most of the cars on auction were classics.  There were, of course, the newer versions of such cars as the Mustang (gorgeous, by the way) but most of the vehicles up for auction were indeed amzingly restored classics.  We are a family who loves classic vehicles.  I grew up with a dad who also loves classics and spent time restoring a couple.  The fact that my husband loves the cars and we have passed this on to our daughters is quite wonderful.

Of course, my daughters also love the movie Cars as a result.  And they (all of us, actually) are itching to see the new movie Cars 2.  Needless to say, the subject of cars is at the forefront in my house today.  Miss O even did art work on the subject; with her favorite color dominant in her drawing:

Friday, June 24, 2011


I love these stars! I am still surprised they turned out nicely.  my girls love them so I am going to make another set (alternating the sizes) and make a Patriotic decoration for their room for the 4th of July.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thank You Gift

Miss O's teacher loves all things patriotic and American.  So, Miss O wanted her to have something red, white and blue as a thank you gift for a wonderful school year.

Going for the Americana look with the wrapping,

Crocheted Patriotic coasters.  Miss O said her teacher loved them and that they'll go well with her table cloth.  Yay, a happy daughter and a happy teacher.  A great way to start the much anticipated summer vacation.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


I saw these gorgeous flowers and their vivid colors last week while I was out for some exercise.  Today - knowing I was going by them again - I took my camera along with me.  I am in love with how beautifully these colors work together.  I must make something using this combination of colors.  Until I figure out what exactly that something is going to be - this picture is the new background for my laptop.  Definite inspiration!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Mommy Poem

Miss O - my eldest daughter - wrote me a poem.  needless to say, this lovely piece of art is definitely my favorite right now.  And will remain a favorite, I know.  She had just a bit of help from Daddy with the spelling but other than that - this is her sentiment.

In case it's difficult to read, it says:

Reading is awesome you
can learn lots of things
like a flower blossoms you grow
when you read.

Mommy I love when you
read to me because I love
you so much and you love

Like I said, this heart-string yanker is a forever-favorite of mine now.

Friday, June 3, 2011


Yes, I absolutely believe that gardening is an art! Normally, I am really, horribly bad at gardening! Seriously, I can not even keep a simple house plant alive.  Recently, Miss O and Miss B expressed a keen interest in gardening.  So, over Easter weekend my husband, our girls and I went to Home Depot and did some research on gardening.  We don't have a lot of space to plant a proper garden - so we decided to start with a couple of things in pots.  We got strawberries and Brussels sprouts.  Guess what, it's working - the plants are actually blooming! To say that my family is thrilled is quite the understatement! I hope these plants do indeed produce fruit and vegetables.

Brussels sprouts

Pretty flowers that Miss O planted with her Girl Scout troop.  I have no idea what they are - told you I stink at gardening.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Name Art Project

Miss B is all set and ready to go.

At the end of the second piece of name art; both turned out quite beautifully! Miss B is a tactile learner and the added bonus of this project is that now she can feel the letters of her name.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

For the Love of Art

This blog is to celebrate all things artistic.  With summer vacation nearby (so close I can smell it) I want to spend a lot of time nurturing the love of art that my daughter's have.  They love to draw, color, cut things out and basically create really beautiful pieces of art.  I am sentimental but I also find this gift they both have quite amazing.

As a child - I didn't think I was artistic.  I couldn't (and still can't) draw well at all.  In sixth grade we were required to scult something with clay.  I tried to make a little rabbit.  I got a C due to effort because the blob I made certainly did not resemble a rabbit.  My brother, however; could draw any and every thing.  he is truly gifted.  For a long time I thought I had no artistic talent because i can't draw.  Until someone asked me if I thought my music (I play the flute) was art.  it was an epiphany for my young mind to realize that art comes in many forms: Music, drawing, dancing, writing, sculpting, crocheting, cooking (yes, I believe this can be an art), scrapbooking, photography.  I believe everyone has an artistic talent.

My husband is a musician, my daughters draw beautifully and I love to write.  We (all of us) also love photography and I love scrapbooking.  My oldest daughter asked me if she can start scrapping with me this summer.  Of course, my reply is YES!

I want my children to embrace their art - along with their Dad and I.  I'm teaching myself to crochet and loving it.  My husband makes music everyday.  I encourage everyone else to embrace what is artistic about them and in their lives.

Please join me and share the art in your life with me and others!