Happy Weekend to you! I’m working on an exciting writing project that requires a lot of hunkering-down-to-work time, so the girls and I temporarily moved to Massacussetts where my in-laws have graciously offered to play with the kids while I work. Here’s a little snapshot of the view around here.
It looks like I’m working hard, huh? I’ve also been saving a bunch of fun finds for you this week, and hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I have.
I recently discovered Kelly Rae Roberts’ blog, and it’s amazing. Kelly Rae is an artist and author, and her blog is visual eye candy. If you straddle the worlds of parenting and work, you’ll get lost in her life strategies for getting it all done. I’m also kind of obsessed with this post about her little curbside lending library.
Alisa Burke gives us a peek inside her sketchbook. Her whole blog looks like this. Crazy-good stuff and another smart mom/artist/entrepreneur.
An Everyday Story is a beautifully written blog about raising children in Montessori and Reggio-Emilia environments. It’s written by Kate, mom to two little ones. I’m smitten by her most recent post about using mirrors and buttons in an open-ended Reggio-inspired activity. You can also get a peek at Kate’s Montessori-inspired home at How We Montessori.
This DIY travel watercolor set from Shealynn’s Faerie Shoppe is made with grown-up watercolors is lovely, and perfect for those times that the $2 drug store set won’t cut it. Shealynn’s tutorial is great, and will give you more reasons to eat Altoids.
Not-to-be-missed article on How to Encourage Drawing Skills, Confidence, & Creativity in Young Children from ever so talented and relatable Jean of The Artful Parent.
Exceptional Books for Exploring Great Artists, from Alissa at Creative with Kids, will introduce you to a few books you may not already know about.
What do you think about this genius idea to repurpose boxes and tubes and place them on top of a sensory box, filled with corn? Dang! It’s genius, if you ask me. From Tom Bedard at Sand and Water Tables.
Amanda from Not Just Cute shares this useful post with us…What’s in my Art Closet: Five Favorite Supplies.
I love to see how other people organize their studio supplies, and this Outdoor Creativity Center on Playful Learning is no exception. While you’re there, check out the new look, inviting look of Playful Learning and consider buying Mariah’s amazing book by the same title.