As crazy as the holidays get, one thing I really enjoy doing over the winter break is collaborating with Munch to make art for the family. This year I was inspired by the "subway art" I've seen in many DIY blogs.
I began with this- one of several paintings Munch did a couple of summers ago when she was just beginning to explore with paint. I never cared for the muddiness that came from the brown and was just waiting to paint over it.… Continue
Added by Janice on January 16, 2011 at 12:52pm —
Each month I feature 2 or 3 artists on my main blog, artsnark.blogspot.com
. My latest interview is with the talented artist Alexandra Wolf.
Alex alters antique illustrations from her book collection & prints them on old book pages. I… Continue
Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on November 22, 2010 at 10:30am —
I like providing a variety of art activities for my little girl. I believe that like literacy, creativity needs to be fostered. In particular, open-ended art projects are especially important in our house. Painting, drawing, sculpting....
Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 28, 2010 at 11:05am —
Tired of having glitter, pom poms, and wrinkled up paintings scattered everywhere?! At the risk of sounding a little less than sentimental, I can barely keep up with the massive influx of KidArt from preschool, which sent me searching for storage solutions. I found one that was basic, but brilliant. Oh, and cheap - a total bonus. :)
See the review here:
Added by Valerie Korock on October 20, 2010 at 11:20pm —
Added by Lindsay Ahart on October 5, 2010 at 10:04am —
So if any of you noticed, I added a few new sections to my site:
My Kick it List
Blogs I stalk
Pix I Take
Stuff I Make/ CraftCult/ Etsy buttons
Facebook Fan Page
My Kick it List
is simple- A list of… Continue
Added by MaryAnne Olson on August 20, 2010 at 11:09pm —
My books for this semester have arrived and I have to say, I am slightly overwhelmed. I am taking 5 classes this semester and these books cover 3 of them! My other 2 classes are art classes and I don't believe they have books (thank God for small favors) but I do know that they will require a LOT of time and effort on my part. Luckily, I love art and those classes, although time consuming and sometimes stressful, are really… Continue
Added by Nicki Ditch on August 2, 2010 at 9:27am —
Artist (& homeschooling Mother) Laura Koniver, MD of HeartSong Fine Art
posted this interesting piece on creativity & health to my blog recentlyhttp://artsnark.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-simple-act-of-creating-must-create.html
You may or may not agree with her thoughts but I'd love to… Continue
Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on July 11, 2010 at 12:24pm —
ok so today i am eschewing (nice, huh?) the friend friday meme cuz i am taking a stab at taking pictures for the looking up theme at NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month, just in case youre like wait, what?). Despite what my mother thinks, that because i took a photography class in the 6th grade, i cannot take a decent photo. i see what i see, hurry up and push the button and go. i usually miss the actual shot. you can look at my kid's prom pictures for proof. my mum, when looking at… Continue
Added by Pam Margolis on May 7, 2010 at 7:43pm —
This craft is so simple that even someone with no crafting skills [like me] can do it! It’s also perfect for little ones who can wield scissors. As you can tell from the photo, my scissor skills aren’t the greatest, [I can't cut a straight line to save my life] but Ava doesn’t care. She loves taking the pieces off and rearranging them. I also use it to tell her stories. Originally, I glued the widows and door onto the house, but she just pulled them off [she's 14 months] so I… Continue
Added by shannon on February 9, 2010 at 1:24pm —
Have you checked out Handmadenews.org
, "The Largest Hand Made Craft Blog On Earth For Artisans By Artisans"?
It is a great site, full of inspiration, interviews & tutorials. I was fortunate to be picked as one of their Featured Bloggers this week. Please check it out if you have a chance:
Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on January 22, 2010 at 8:25am —
Ok, so here’s the deal. I’m not exactly as vigilant as I should be about what my kids watch. I tend to watch something, get seriously into it, and then when it’s too late, notice my kids are with me watching it, and it is TOTALLY inappropriate. Bad news. Well, this bad habit has come back to bite me in the ass in a somewhat disturbing, yet totally hilarious way. %
Here is a pic of my son’s latest homework assignment, front and back.…
Added by Jeniel Petrovich on October 27, 2009 at 3:00pm —
I am sponsoring a random drawing for custom postcards from Uprinting.com. Great for promoting your art or shop! Just leave a comment before noon Thursday 10/29 to enter. Comment must state what you will do with them if you are the winner.
To enter random drawing for Hand Dyed Scarf,… Continue
Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on October 26, 2009 at 10:42am —
Leave a comment on my blog ( www.ArtSnark.blogspot.com)
to enter random drawing for this Original Painting,Inspiration, by DJ arts. (ends 10/22)
I have posted a 2 part Interview with DJ. You can see her enchanting artwork & read about her thoughts on art… Continue
Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on October 17, 2009 at 1:24pm —
If anyone is curious, I have posted a tutorial on a simple image transfer technique at ArtSnark.blogspot.com
Uses packing tape, a laser print on cheap paper, colored pencils, inked rubber stamp & gloss medium on a white marble tile.
Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on August 31, 2009 at 11:16pm —
This week's prize sponsor is OnlinePosterPrinting.com
. TO ENTER THIS RANDOM DRAWING: Describe a summer photo that you would like to have printed on canvas in the comment section at ArtSnark.blogspot.com
before noon (EST) on 7/30. The sponsor does have a few disclaimers which can be found… Continue
Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on July 26, 2009 at 11:59am —
Jessica Smith, social media powered digital influencer, Blogger & Marketing Strategist indicated an interest in decorating with Uppercase Living once she saw a picture of the Morning Glory graphics on kitchen cabinets. She thought that would be a great way to update the look of her cabinets. So, I decided to send… Continue
Added by Jannifer Stoddard on April 15, 2009 at 7:32pm —
Didn't know if I mentioned that other than being a doula, mixing herbal concoctions and soaps, being a reiki practioner, handcrafting childrens toys, being an artist, and a storyteller, and a MOM...that I also sell Barefoot Books?
This weekend Barefoot Books is offering free shipping on all orders in the Continental US, through Tuesday March 31st. Would love to have you check out my web-site http://www.BarefootBooksStoryteller.com
Added by Dawnella Sutton on March 29, 2009 at 6:44am —
I like to use free clip art to make the projects I work on stand out. Microsoft Word is perfect for this. See how easy it is to do
. The program is simple to use, most people have it, and their FREE online clip art gallery is enormous. Oh, and it's all… Continue
Added by Tracy Greene on February 24, 2009 at 10:30pm —
She has been drawing since her childhood. First - in the studio for small children, then - in the Art School for youngsters. When she was 14 she went to the Russian Art College of Petersburg where she stayed in the class of painting for 4 years. Then she finished The Academy of Design studying art glass, stained-glass windows and porcelain.
The city she comes from and lives in - Skt. Petersburg – one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Russia, has always inspired and influenced… Continue
Added by Alexandra on January 28, 2009 at 4:58pm —