Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Twin Baby shower invite ideas

I was excited to design some invitations for a baby shower of a friend having twins. The collection of free fonts at disneybaby made it a piece of cute baby shower cake.  


Painting for Zion riverside















Monday, April 15, 2013

Flower Arrangement Idea, Poppies


I saw this flower arrangement in the Wall Street Journal yesterday.  Lindsey Taylor used a work of art (Brice Mardens "The Sisters") to inspire her.  Here is a link to the article, Poppy Art.  The flowers she uses are oriental poppies, french tulips, black pussy willow branches, a branch of forced forsythia, icy blue tweedia, and a few daffodils.  (description is from the article, I wish I knew the names of each plant)  This reminded me of when the Utah Museum of Fine Art did "Art in Bloom"  in 2009 where florists responded to works of art with floral arrangements, and displayed them next to the artwork.  

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Cleaning out Drawers

I hate throwing things away.  So I scan it and then throw it away......  Here are some things I found that I decided to keep here, not taking space in my house.

Article, Evoking the Past with Dusty Letters

About the artist 
Dana Tanamachi


I attended a seminar where Sarah James spoke about the living in Australia and finding this school for her daughter who needed a special education.  
The school, called the Port Phillip school uses the arts to help students learn.  
Not just the visual arts but music, dance, theater!  I loved her presentation, the model she presented and the outcome they achieved at this school.  Now I can throw the flier away, Im getting the book!  As a side note, I will never send my children to a school where the arts are not taught or included.  I agree with Sir Ken Robinson on this one.

Beautiful Polish wrapping paper 
I got over ten years ago in Poland  (Im not throwing it away, not until I copy the lovely Wicinanki patterns)

Ok instead of posting each thing separately, lets put these all together

Title: My Overflowing Drawers of Paper









Thursday, April 11, 2013

Turn turn turn

I realized that people look at my blog and it is horribly designed. Im working on it.  Web design is something new to learn more about but the last thing I want to do is sit in front of a computer. The website pugly pixel has helped me a ton in creating a static blog.   She has great design ideas on her site and free tutorials.  I have been working on my childrens art blog childrensartclasses.blogspot.com We will see how it all comes together.  I told my high school students that I would update this blog.  Sorry about that, I have been to busy living the good life!