Tape Play

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This is what the breakfast table sometimes turns into in our home. Pancakes, coffee, napkins, and, ahem...tape. Of course, yes, please pass the tape! Tape has been a favorite medium since it arrived in our house a couple months ago, and it's taken on all kinds of forms since. The colors are incredible, and full of tons of possibilities. You can find a set of ten … [Read more...]

Giving Thanks

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I started writing these posts just six months ago, and can't believe how far this site has come. Thank you so very much to each and every one of you who reads this blog. Family, friends, new friends, loyal readers.  It means the world to me. And it delights me to no end when I read your comments about your own creative adventures, or visit you in your homes and see that you … [Read more...]

Marbleized Paper

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This is Painting Project #3 from last week's series of painting experiments (Drippy Gravity Painting and Aluminum Foil Painting were #1 and #2), when we dug into three totally different painting projects in one hour.  If you've been following me, you most likely know that my projects value process over product, but I can't help but appreciate how freakin' pretty these … [Read more...]

Aluminum Foil Painting

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Why stop with paper when you can paint on egg cartons, fabric, and wood? I love digging around my cabinets and recycling bin for substrates other than paper, and aluminum foil became the basis of yesterday's second painting experiment. (The first was Drippy Gravity Painting). Foil wrapped around a piece of cardboard. And securely taped. N chose blue and orange paint. … [Read more...]

Drippy Gravity Painting

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Many of you have commented that attention spans at your art tables run short. Shorter than short. Maybe almost nonexistent. And I want to support you in two ways: one is to say that this is so normal for toddlers and preschoolers to give an art project their 4-minute all, and two is that I must be deceiving you into thinking that my daughter's interest is sustained over many … [Read more...]