easy, cheaper, more creative way to cover windows

“stained glass” watercolor paintings to used for privacy–i have one in my bedroom, the other in the bathroom. Non-street side of the house. What you need: Watercolor paper (this is 11×15) Chisel tip black Sharpie ruler watercolor paints (on the front the kids & i used regular $1.00 paint, on the back–LOVE is “cool” colors,…

have i gone mad?

or is this mirror filthy?! i found the mirror at the thrift store for $30. it had been painted an ugly brass color. i chose high gloss white for the frame, to put on the white walls of the studio. i have yet to buy straight edged blades to scrap off the paint… the cheshire…

the perfect gift to everyone in my life…

i grew the flowers, i photographed the flowers, i found the quotes or words i wanted to give. & this is what they looked like.  this was going to be the tag or printed on the backside of the card or envelope. this was a very old red barn i found. i shocked the color…

you are welcome, Mr. Shakespeare

this photograph i took…i made the vase out of clay, it stands about 2″ tall…the hydrangeas were picked from a HUGE blossom. I thought it made for a great business size card for a friend. ~amy

why i teach young children to draw aLiEns & MonSteRs

i teach art classes in my studio. the youngest is 18 months & the oldest…well, i’m not going to tell you my age. the toddlers & children teach me how to be fearless-when it comes to putting any media to paper. the children teach me how to find humor in almost anything (“how do you…

my floating gemstone

This is Oscar the 2nd. I’ve been trying to think of a fun way of displaying such a beautiful fish. I had Oscar the 1st in a tall vase beside the sink, but he jumped out…and dried out. But today, i saw my mason jar on the counter. Brilliant idea! I bought fake plastic diamonds…

wanna go get some Sculpey?!

because we can try to make these! These were made by my amazingly gifted & fun mother. She made these to place on top of her handmade origami boxes that she sells…it looks like she used stamps, the pasta maker(makes clay super skinny to roll up & make beads or buttons) to make the black&white…

painting the foot

When this babe was a month old, her mother & i decided we would paint her foot, once a month, for a year. We decided on the color wheel, twice. Educational–much later & super cute. This foot is 5 months old.

a fishtastic commission!

This is one of the best commissions I ever had. i love painting for grown ups, but…for children?! The very best jobs I’ve had–have been commissions for children. It is a time for me to play, to create things that children would point to & laugh at. Dr. Stephanie Steinmetz of Steinmetz Pediatric Dentistry & Dr….