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Olympic Art

      I just love the Olympics, especially the winter ones.  Since Canada won a gold in pairs ice dancing this week, here is a fun skating activity for you.  I hope you have a lovely week. We used this skate template   .  Cut it out and use your imagination to create designs on the skates […]

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To love oneself

Hello everyone. With Valentine’s day coming up next week I like to think about the importance of loving yourself and accepting who you are as a person. In this painting I added a clay heart to the canvas.  I rolled out the clay, added texture with a heart stamp and painted it with acrylics.  Once […]

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Creating with Clay

We are inspired by clay this week. It is such a great material to play with.  I can hear you saying but that is something I don’t have in my house.  I buy air dry clay that is natural and then we like to paint it with acrylic paint.  You can find surprisingly good air […]

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Art inspired by Lawren Harris

Hi There,  The art classes started this week in my home art studio and it is a great group of kids and adults.  We were inspired by Lawren Harris, a group of 7 Canadian painter.  We learned about tints (adding white to make a colour lighter) and shades (adding black to make a colour darker).  […]

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Health and Wellness

Hello lovelies,  I have had the flu this last week and I am just starting to feel better.  Being sick has really made me think about health and wellness for myself and my family. Health and wellness is not just about exercising or the food we eat.  It is also the way you spend your […]

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Making a Vision Board with Kids

Hello lovely people,  At the beginning of every year I like to make a vision board and  think about what I want to do in the new year.  I believe that if you see something visually you are more likely to work towards it.  This year I decided to do this process for the first […]

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Thank You

Thank you for your support this year.  I send blog posts out into the world and I really appreciate you for taking the time to read them and for sending me your comments and support.  This year has been really busy and fun.  We painted the studio this summer a lovely shade of blue (no […]

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Creating with Scratch Art

The girls and I have been experimenting with scratch art lately and it is so much fun.  Any age can do this.  Here are some steps and some creative ideas. Materials-Scratch art kit-We bought a kit at Michaels but most craft or art stores would have it.  You can also buy the scratch art sheets […]

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Tissue Paper Art is so much fun!

              I love experimenting with new materials.  You don’t always have to use a paint brush or paint to make beautiful art.  We have been playing with bleeding tissue paper and it is so much fun for kids (and adults!). Materials -Spray bottle with water, water colour paper and bleeding tissue paper.  The tissue paper […]

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