Saturday, July 3, 2010

Free Souvenirs

A fun idea to make a souvenir instead of spending a small fortune in the gift shop is to collect rocks, shells, or leaves on a nature walk during your next outing and put them in a jar, then let the kids decorate the jar.

Naming Art

I have so much trouble when it comes to naming completed artwork. I would resort to the dominant color in the painting or being obvious and boring. I wish I had a process for figuring out what to call my paintings. Well, I started thinking, what if I started with a title and then painted.

My first painting will be titled "Wings of a Dream"

Toy Portraits

Toy portraits are whimsical and playful. I love these as decoration for the kids' rooms or as an art project for a rainy day when they can't go outside and play. You could make a scavenger hunt out of it with a list of items to get a picture of. Then upload them to the computer and print them as is, or use the color adjust feature in your photo editing program to give it a modern, Andy Warhol-esque look. These are some examples from my son's toy box.

Have fun!!!