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i am a stay-at-home mom living, learning and loving by the bay!I love to take pictures. I love to crochet cozy things for my family and friends.

August 18, 2010

pointillism and graffiti art

 This is Binky's graffiti art.
He is really into hip-hop dancing right now.
Sometimes he will dance for hours!
Notice "Born from a boom box."
We are checking out some dance classes this weekend.

 Goose was inspired by Georges Seurat's pointillism paintings.
For the first attempt we used a canvas with a drawing already in place
and q-tips.  They worked really well.
I love the colors she chose.

I've said this before, but I love the calm and peaceful energy when the kids are creating.
Days filled with art make me happy!
Today, Goose and I are making some fabric draw-string bags for the first time.
We are having a lot of fun with her sewing machine.
Binky is working on a map of Warrior cat territory.
He loves maps.
3pm is reading hour around here.
The whole house is quiet!
I love reading hour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Goose is now reading Guardians of Ga'Hoole.
She finished the Warriors series and is a little sad about it!
She received the Culpeper Herbal for her birthday.
This is the herbal the authors used in writing the Warriors series.
The medicine cats use herbs to treat the sick and wounded.
Goose has spent quite a bit of her allowance on herbs from the farmer's market.
She loves using her mortar and pestle to grind them up.
We are going to make some sachets and dream pillows for the holidays.
Yep, we are already thinking about the holidays.
They sneak up on you!
Especially here by the bay where autumn feels more like summer and then, one day, it's suddenly winter!
The sun is shining already and it's not even noon yet!
Very strange... the fog and cool temps have dominated our summer so far.
Perhaps reading hour will be outside today!


  1. Great art! It's wonderful how you encourage their interests.

    I love the Warrior activities the kids are doing. Has Goose tried reading the Seekers series (about bears) by Erin Hunter also? Noah says he's going to read them when he's finished with the warriors.

  2. Fun! I have a little break dancer too (who loves 'hip hop dance) - well, two of them but one has the moves the other writhes on the floor. ;P

  3. I really love this. I'm so glad I found you blog.

  4. We've long been inspired by urban art and have finally created a collection that pays homage to this secret addiction of ours!