Kind of says it all, doesn't it? This photo comes from Joanna Goddard's wonderful blog, A Cup of Jo, from a recent post touring Abbey Nova's incredible Upper West Side apartment. Abbey also runs the Design Scouting blog and we love the shot (below) of her son Alex's red framed drawings in the dining nook. See the full house tour here (and be prepared to turn green with envy). Photos by Seth Smoot.
We're totally inspired by this creative art studio via Katie's pencil box. The perfect place for kids to get messy and creative! We particularly love the wall with chalkboard paint and the suspended drying rack for paintings.
Love this painting by Huston-based Kevin Peterson, so whimsical yet urban. It's a good reminder that not all childhoods take place behind white picket fences, yet even in the city there are beautiful corners like this one featuring a Keith Haring mural! Wish we knew the title of this piece...
Too cute! The above photo was submitted to CNN's ireport in regards to their coverage of Hurricane Isaac. Ashley's dad sent their family out of Louisiana for the duration of the storm and upon going into Ashley's room found the instructions she left for her stuffed animals. We love "No Partys!"and "Have Fun!"
This simple DIY project is perfect for kids! Simply have them make a fist and dip the edge of their hand in non-toxic tempera paint, stamp on a piece of watercolor paper and repeat on the other side. In no time at all you'll have an adorable handmade heart that can be framed and hung for a simple Valentine's Day gift or for Mother's or Father's day. For older kids who are less squirmy you can extend the project and have them make the hearts into a circular wreath with green paint and paint a red bow on the top for a fun holiday project. (Discovered via the Bloesem Kids blog)
We recently rediscovered this wonderful clip from Sesame Street that features Big Bird visiting Chuck Close in his studio to talk about painting. We love how gentle this classic TV show is and how brilliantly they incorporate concepts like color, shape and perspective into their programing!