Archive for September, 2009

Illustration Friday: Pattern

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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Cupcake pattern!

HaPpY BiRtHdaY, Mom!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

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You are the BEST! I love you! xo

Mixed Media Monday: Music

Monday, September 28th, 2009

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I love this Beatles song. And the notes are from a Mozart concerto. My favorite composer!

Library Love

Monday, September 28th, 2009

So here’s a little picture of the pile of books we most recently checked out from the library:

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Don’t you just love children’s books? They make us pretty happy around here. Here’s a little list of just *some* of our favorites:

*Heckedy Peg – Audrey Wood
*The Funny Little Woman – Arlene Mosel
*Tikki Tikki Tembo – Arlene Mosel
*Fables – Arnold Lobel
*The Frog and Toad Series – Arnold Lobel
*Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
*Benjamin’s 365 Birthdays – Judi Barrett
*Two of Everything – Lily Toy Hong
*Go Away Big Green Monster – Ed Emberley
*The Three Pigs – David Wiesner
*Tuesday – David Wiesner
*Pete’s a Pizza – William Steig
*Captain Hog: Mission to the Stars – Daniel Postgate
*Annie Was Warned – Jarrett Krosoczka
*Chewy Louie – Howie Schneider
*The Poppleton Series – Cynthia Rylant
*Two of Everything – Lily Toy Hong
*The Widow’s Broom – Chris Van Allsburg
*Officer Buckle and Gloria – Peggy Rathmann
*Strega Nona – Tommie De Paola
*The Elephant and Piggie Series – Mo Willems
*A Chair for My Mother – Vera B. Williams
*Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell
*The Great Brain Series – John D. Fitzgerald
*Maniac Magee – Jerry Spinelli
*The Witches – Roald Dahl
*The Chocolate Touch – Patrick Skene Catling
*Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Series – Betty Bard MacDonald

Of course the list could go on and on and on FOREVER…

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What are your favorites?

Birds in Frames–Mixed Media Monday: Metallic

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

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I used gray hues in this piece so it would resemble the color of metal. Here are some other variations in different colors. (Click to enlarge)

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What color do you think it looks best in?

Inspire Me Thursday: Plaid

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

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When I was in Junior High, my sister Jess and my friend Alli and I used to make these pants catalogues for each other. I thought it would fit the “plaid” theme because of the nice little yellow pair in the center. Nowadays my kids and I like to make catalogues for each other. It’s so funny to see what they come up with. So…what pair do YOU want to order?

Illustration Friday: Infinite

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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I love infinite amounts of these!

Party, Party!

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

So we had a little birthday party for my little girl…

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She wanted an artist palette for a cake because she is an “artist.” Love her!