If you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up let’s say, when I was eight, I would have said “either an artist or a scientist.” I love art and always have. I think what I like most about it is making something that no one else has ever made before. I am a nut for looking at something and figuring out how the artist or craftsperson made it. I go crazy for materials…catch me in an art store and I’ll try and get one of each in every color, please. Making art makes me feel connected to the world around me. Contemplating art helps me see into another’s soul. I believe that art is not something for the elite, but something for everyone. The act of creating something is essential to feed the human spirit.
I started this blog after I had my first baby and left my job as an art educator at a wonderful art museum. My goal is to help you and your children enjoy exploring the world of art and creativity. As a mom, and a bit of a neat freak, I understand that making art with kids can be intimidating. It’s – let’s face it -messy. And the end product may resemble a gluey lop-sided alien more than the adorable cardboard owl on Pinterest. AND THAT’S OK. My job is to help make art more accessible by providing project ideas and tutorials, information, tips and tricks on creating and appreciating art with children of all ages.
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