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.

Celebrate Gustav Klimt’s 150th with Some …

Gustav Klimt was born today, 150 years ago. (Technically it was yesterday, because he lived in Austria, but the date is July 14th, so I’m posting about it today. Hrmph.) Since he’s a big favorite in the art projects for…

Are there S’mores at Art Camp?

My kid is decidedly not a team sports kinda girl, but she does have a ton of 9 year old energy, so I wanted to find a specialty day camp that she would enjoy for a few weeks this summer.…

Why Kids Identify with Cindy Sherman’s …

If you aren’t familiar with Cindy Sherman, she’s an artist/chameleon who has appeared in hundreds of her own photographs, dressed as characters from clowns to silent film stars to models from historical paintings. The appeal of these photos to children…

The Art of Photography Helps Kids With …

I saw a story on NBC a few nights ago and knew I had to share it here. It was about a foundation that understands the power of art-making for kids living with cancer.   The Pablove Foundation began in…

The Illustrations of Leo and Diane Dillon

Let’s learn about Leo and Diane Dillon. They married straight after attending Parsons School of Design in NY, and collaborated on children’s book illustrations ever since. In 1997 they celebrated their 40th anniversary, and their 40th collaboratively illustrated book, To…

Kids Learn Installation Art-Patrick Dougherty

I’ve been a fan of artist Patrick Dougherty ever since I saw some of his work in college. I’m sure I saw it via slides in a slide projector, because I am THAT OLD. Dougherty began making small woven stick…

Creative Beings- Laurel Tietze

I know lots of creative people, and this makes me happy. Wretchedly happy. I want to share them with you all so you can praise them and love them as much as I do. My first creative being (Technically, Christian…

Hello Mr. Rocketlegs

Creative people are constantly creating. Whether in the planning or making stages, they are pretty much always focused on a creative endeavor. Why? Don’t know. But I do know that making things is fun and good for the soul and…

Liza Sherman I Love You

As I was innocently yet jauntily meandering through the streets of NY with Christian, I was keeping an eyeball open for some interesting places. Boom. This place certainly fit the bill. I get all crazy googly-eyed and gape-mouthed when I…