Monday, April 11, 2011

Seahawks 12K Pinwheels


I have a new pinwheel die and it didn't sit long before I started putting it to work. I designed this pinwheel for the Seahawks 12K run. I predict MANY more pinwheels in my near future.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cherry Blossoms


Today we honored Japan with our First Saturday, Arts & Crafts project. This was a great craft for all ages.

We dripped liquid watercolor on the paper in a small puddle then blew it with a straw to create the branches. The cherry blossoms were cut tissue paper and glued in the center. Here's the tutorial I found to make the paper cherry blossoms. http://www.marthastewart.com/good-things/paper-cherry-blossom-display

My favorite part about this project is that no matter the age or skill level these paintings always turn out with a certain elegance.