Wood Art Mannequins for Observational Drawing

Wood Art Mannequins for Observational Drawing

We recently opened up a retail space in our art studio.  I wanted it to be filled with all the things that I’ve tried countless times with my kids and had great success with.  We have amazing spin art kits, painting kits with my favorite brushes and watercolor palettes, and the best hammers ever for(…)

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Holiday Wrapping Paper DIY

Holiday Wrapping Paper DIY

A new post from my friend Katie over at A Friendly Affair for the holidays. Love this process art holiday wrapping paper . Thanks Katie! Katie has a sister post on how to wrap your holiday gifts over here. Thanks to Meri and so many of the other incredible art moms, my children and I(…)

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Personalized Art You’ll Want to Frame

Personalized Art You’ll Want to Frame

If you have twenty minutes to spare and a printer, you have to do this amazing gift for the holidays with your child.  Personalized framed art is going to make grandma, or uncle teddy, or whoever it is, so happy.  Seriously, this process is so simple and I have a new fantastic art supply to add(…)

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5 Big Ticket Items I Don’t Regret Buying My Kids

5 Big Ticket Items I Don’t Regret Buying My Kids

It’s holiday time, which means we’re all on the hunt for great gifts for our kids. There have been a lot of meh purchases I’ve bought over the years, but there are also several big ticket items that we’ve splurged on that have been great buys and really lasted the test of time.  In the spirit of giving, I(…)

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Mini House Tour

Mini House Tour

About two and a half years ago I was at a party and got introduced to an energetic, kind and fabulously chic woman by the name of Morgan Pansing.  Turns out Morgan was a relatively new photographer on the scene in Los Angeles, eager to get out there and make things happen.  I was immediately drawn(…)

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Make a Fort Nail Salon

Make a Fort Nail Salon

Oh my goodness, I am sooo excited to share this post! I have been in work overload mode lately.  It started right around Halloween prep time and it has barely let up since.  I can always sense when I am working too much because my girls start to meltdown more and more often and they get extra(…)

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Gratitude Mobiles

Gratitude Mobiles

Hey there! Happy Thanksgiving! I want to get a quick post up about something special and simple we’ve been doing this week in art class for the holiday.  This is a great art project for kids and you likely have most of the materials at home already and if you don’t, you can easily sub(…)

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Easel Painting for Kids

Easel Painting for Kids

Easel painting for kids is one of those processes that never gets old.  It’s simple, easy, and almost completely independent.  Easels are a staple in our art studio and kids of all ages use them daily to express themselves. *This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support! I posted the pic above on instagram(…)

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Cardboard Birthday Cake

Cardboard Birthday Cake

I am so excited to share one of our absolute favorite go to activities for birthday parties in the art studio.  And of course you can do this at home too.  Cardboard birthday cakes are amazing! This is a simple idea that works for all age groups.  It’s easy and fun and you can use(…)

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Ladies Craft Night – Wood Planters

Ladies Craft Night – Wood Planters

One message that has been loud and clear since opening my art studio for kids in Los Angeles, is that the ladies want to craft too! I have been absolutely stunned by the response in our community by all the women that want to come out to the art studio for ladies craft night.  It’s been unreal.(…)

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