Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday, an art studio, and Etsy

"Messy Palette" courtesy of ItalianGirlinGeorgia

I have this hope that my kids will be into art- whether it be drawing, painting, working with clay- just something where we could all sit together and work on our projects. Of course my three-year-old's "giraffe" and his "moon" look exactly alike since he slaps wobbly circles on the paper with some obligatory lines and wants to move on....and my daughter is at the age where a container of crayons is nothing more than tapas, so fingers crossed that this love of creating is something that will come down the road.
If I had an art studio even a bit like what I imagine here , I bet I would have a family of art lovers in no time!

Some supplies- personalized oilcloth aprons, cat crayons, pastels, and some wooden peg people waiting to happen.
Oilcloth apron courtesy of chalkydoodles
Kitty Egg Molded Crayons courtesy of kittybblove
Oil Pastel set of 24 courtesy of grafixDIY Little Peeps courtesy of katylua

I had not thought of this before, but in addition to the jars of buttons, pencils, pipe cleaners, and paintbrushes- these kits would be absolutely fantastic.
Paint your own Bee courtesy of HeatherBryson
le petit bateau kit (paper boat garland) courtesy of old yarns

Nesting Doll Kit courtesy of themercshop
Japanese Binding Kit courtesy of erinzam
BYO Tinysaur Stegosaurus Deluxe Kit courtesy of kfarrell
Embroidery Kit #4 courtesy of pimpstitch

So many printables out there, but these paper dolls were just the most charming (and you can print and color them them over and over for an army dressable folks).
Print your own Paper Dolls (PDF) courtesy of annemeade
If you ever had to take the show on the road then you could do it in style, but it would also be a great way to organize creative chaos.
le petite artiste Art Set courtesy of pinklemonadeboutique

To create the best space for all of this art- an over sized chalk board on the wall to capture moments of genius and hang some delicate, colorful garland...

Extra large vintage chalkboard courtesy of bluebellbazaar

Sweet Garland- Ruby Dream courtesy of 3GIRLSandagoat
The art on the walls is as important as what goes on in this studio- so these seemed just right.

"Fly Away" courtesy of sarahjanestudios

Imagination letterpress print courtesy of LouellaPress

"Freedom" courtesy of sarahjanestudios

Finally, a snuggly artiste companion- complete with wool beret!

Olivia-artist doll with wool felt beret courtesy of kinkak

Someday I would LOVE to call this studio our own, but for now we'll just keep drawing those giraffe moons....


  1. Children art is our absolute favorite! Thanks so much for including the crayons in your vision :] A friend of ours frames her son's artwork because she loves it so much. I think that's such a great idea. It's like abstract art you could find at a gallery or museum, except free of charge at home!

  2. what a totally inspiring selection of creative goodies.

  3. I don't think I've ever seen anything so cute as those kitty crayons. yes! we must practice using our imaginations more.



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