Grateful for art

Chalk art

If you didn't have kids and you didn't consider yourself an artist, how often would you do art? If I had known just how much I'd enjoy it, of course, I'd have done art before I had kids. Only the thought never even entered my mind. One of the gifts that my kids brought into my life is the gift of … [Read more...]

How to make time for your creative projects

My time creations

Last week at Village Voices Kirsty set a challenge: share your top tip for staying creative. Here is mine: Create with your kids I know a lot of mums who prefer their kids to have their art and craft time at playgroup or preschool. I've been there myself. After all, it can be a tedious job … [Read more...]

A surprise art lesson

Ocean

Welcome to the July 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Family Creations This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared crafts, recipes, and philosophies of creativity. Please read … [Read more...]

Guest post: Gift ideas for teachers

Art

Today's guest post comes from Vance Miller, a dad from the US who wants to share a story about the beautiful end-of-year gift his daughter made for her teacher. It's not the end of the school year here in Australia, nowhere near it... but it's coming, and I don't know about you, but I'm looking … [Read more...]