Amazing Artists and Makers

This is my collection of creative people – usually makers or artists or designers of some sort, but sometimes I’ll throw in someone who is creative in another way.

I’m obsessed with the minds of creative people – from their habits to motivation and inspiration, and I love to share these finds with you.

A Project to Accompany William Wegman’s …

I got an email out of the blue from one of William Wegman’s studio assistants, asking if I’d like to write a post about William Wegman’s new book. “You bet your ass I do”, I replied. Only I didn’t really…

Introducing Rockin’ Art Moms

Here’s what happens when a few creative mom bloggers get together who mostly blog about kid stuff: their creative juices flow like crazy, they bond, and they all want to be a part of something bigger than their individual blogs.…

Stubby Pencil Studio Gave us an Art …

What do you do when you open your front door and spy a box, carry it inside, open it up (while batting away your 4 year old), and find a LOAD of some of the coolest art supplies you’ve laid…

Teenagers make art: Caroline Stasica

Oh, I’m so excited! I get to feature another creative teenager today. Remember this teenage fashion designer? Well today I’ve got Caroline Stasica. We first met Caroline when she toted her violin to our house to tutor Fen. She’s an accomplished…

Creative People: John Gregg

Some adults work in creative fields. This post is part of my ongoing exploration into the types of creative jobs you can have as an adult. Of course, even if your kids don’t work in a creative field, learning to…

Kids Learn Installation Art- Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Do you know of Christo? Sometimes I forget that not everyone knows famous contemporary artists- (Oh my goodness, that sounds pretentious….) I dropped Fen off at a birthday party today and was immediately asked why our mailbox was covered in…

Metaproject Gives RIT Students a Taste of …

I grew up in a suburb of Rochester, NY, and didn’t really appreciate it, as I was a completely self-absorbed teenager. It was only in my 20’s, when I would go back to visit my parents that I began to…

Kids Learn About Professional Artists- 3D Graphics

I recently stumbled across the work of Samuel Conlogue, and couldn’t even comprehend what it was that he did. I knew he was an artist, and I knew I was really impressed by his work, but I was confused. The…

The Artistic Edge

I stumbled upon The Artistic Edge somewhere in social media land and when I clicked over to their site, I was floored. Their passion for promoting arts education for kids is goosebump-inducing. I am 100% in agreement with their belief that…

Blue Balliett Books Make Old Dead Artists …

I’ve been reading Chasing Vermeer. I’m sure I first heard about Blue Balliet’s books through Pragmatic Mom, my go-to resource on all things kid lit. This book hooked me for 3 reasons: It’s an art mystery, it features Vermeer (one…

Art Teachers Answer 1 Question • Frustration

Welcome to the first post in my series dedicated to celebrating art teachers’ thoughts and ideas. I will feature answers to one question at a time, so we can get a good focus on individual topics. I’m really excited to…

Eye Can Art Cans: Art Kits for …

Have you noticed an increase in the number of art kits for kids? I’ve seen tons of them lately, from single projects to monthly subscriptions with multiple projects within. In theory, I love the idea. I know a bunch of…