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Inspired :: unintentional art

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Sometimes the most beautiful art is unintentional.  I like to search for gorgeous colors, shapes, and patterns in the scraps and outer edges of my work — places where art wasn’t intended.  Pay attention to scraps, blotting towels, and brush rinsing jars; search for interesting colors and curious shapes in your mistakes.   The blue blob on the paper towel looks like it could become a hedgehog, right?  Encourage children to pay attention to full process of making art!

My student and I decided that this is the color of an early morning summer sky.

xo emily

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5 Bright Spots

Friday, January 11th, 2013

1. Amanda’s recipe for Fairy Dust is the perfect sparkly, sweet smelling something for hours of magical play.  My Hazel is very excited to make a little pot of her very own! And, honestly, I’m kind of excited to dab a bit onto my hair and shoulders.

2. I love the bright colors and interesting textures of Dana’s Spaghetti Box Feathers. Cereal boxes are one of my favorite materials, so these speak to my heart.  And, oh my, the feather necklaces are so sweet!

3. Homemade Snow Dough!

4. These beautiful snowflakes made from twigs and bits of nature. Via The Crafty Crow.

5. This oatmeal cake looks amazing. Yum!

Happy weekend!

xo emily

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