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Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Art in My World

There are so many different ways to incorporate art and being creative into our lives. I especially enjoy art time with my son. In Giancarlo’s fast paced world of running, jumping, and crashing, I welcome the quieter moments spent painting.

As we sat at a pottery painting studio in Berkeley yesterday, Giancarlo was very focused on his cupcake…

...and adding polka dots to the bottom.

And, although my medium of choice is usually Playdough or finger paint these days, I am still incredibly inspired by those around me who create art for a living....

(Wendy time-lapse painting from Wendy Crabb on Vimeo.)

So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t already, link a new or old post to our carnival and show us what inspires you. Remember, great prizes await a few lucky winners drawn at random. My favorite prize has to be the topless undershirts from Blush. Katie and Rachel, the two creative geniuses behind this product, were generous enough to ship Kacey a sample to try out.

The Blush is worn like a tube top, but around your waist. What is really inspired about this product is that, because it does not have straps, it allows you to avoid unnecessary bulk on top. The length is adjusted simply by pulling it up and down! It is the perfect product for those of you who mistakenly shrink your favorite shirts in the dryer time and again, just like me. Manufactured out of polyester, rayon, spandex material, the Blush topless undershirt is meant to adjust to our ever-changing body shape. This stretchable little miracle is guaranteed to acclimate to your body and is available in 14 different styles and in sizes 0-22+.

Give it a try! Show us how you heart art and a Blush of your choosing could be on its way to you.

Even my one year old daughter, Lucia, hearts art. Granted, she was much more interested in the sink, the camera, and simply running around outside of the pottery painting studio yesterday, but you have to start somewhere.


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Kristina P. said...

Your kids are so cute! And I love that you actually commented today, instead of 3 days from now. Thanks for calling my blog crass. It made me happy.

Kathy B! said...

Hey, you commented on Kristina's blog and not mine?! Drag your fluffy little chick self over there, stat!

I have to say that I am beyond intrigued by the shirts! I hope I win one because if I don't I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to buy one!

Sticky said...

I want to go to one of those pottery shops, we haven't done that. It looks fun!

And your kids are gorgeous, as usual!

Tina Michelle said...

Oh my gosh, it looks like G is having so much fun. I love at places like that.

Anonymous said...

I love to paint pottery. It's like therapy. I love taking the kids as well. We heart art!

NovelTeaMommy said...

Looks like you guys had some fun! I think I will treat my nephews to this kind of outing. They love to make a mess : )

Fiauna said...

You're kids are just adorable! I love watching my kids create. One of the joys of motherhood, I guess.

Kimberly said...

OOhhh what fun!!!

Technodoll said...

Loved this post! Gets my creative fires burning, rooaaar!

Somehow though, art is never as fun as when we are kids...

rychelle said...

i love going to color me mine (similar to brushstrokes).

your kids are a-dorable!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh, your kids are so dang cute! I can tell they're gonna be famous artists one day.

And wha?? I've never heard of such a shirt! Sounds very cool. Do they come in pink?

Mainly a midwife said...

Katie and I love to go paint pottery! I find that so relaxing! Giancarlo is doing an awesome job there!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Crimney Francesca, those are some cute kids! I need to get my boys to a pottery painting place-thingy soon!

Just SO said...

That painting looks fun! As does running around the pottery painting studio.

Bethany said...

They are SO adorable!! Pottery shops are a lot of fun, I haven't been to one in forever :)

He & Me + 3 said...

My kids love the pottery shop too. Your kids are precious.

Kelli said...

I just started dabbling with clay...so much fun! I plan to take a pottery class at my local college! :)

Following you btw, can't remember if I said that in the last post!

Tabitha Blue said...

Love those pottery shops!! So cute.



Counselormama said...

I need to do more things like this, I usually hand Anthony crayons and paper and tell him, "Only on the paper, Ok?"

Megan said...

Looove that you guys are doing this. So cool! And your kids are so stinkin' CUTE! :)

Anonymous said...

Those kids are so adorable. I'd watch them do anything. I loved ceramics & pottery as a child. Since a lady down the street ran classes in her home(and they were inexpensive), I was allowed to start at a very young age. ~Mary

Carin said...

SO FUN!!!!! We all love creating and doing art together...and I don't do it as often as I should! I love this video...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpunQZ4cUyI It reminds me of what you have been up to lately!

Carin said...

I linked the video to my blog because I am not good at linking in comments :) I have loved your art week!!! You girls keep up your amazing energy and organization...I'll sit back and be amazed! Happy Friday!!!

Barbaloot said...

Every once in awhile I get a desire to draw something pretty or exciting...and then I remember that I can't. Although I make a mean stick figure! I love the art stuff you're doing with your kids.

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Kailey said...

Very cute!

peewee said...

can I just HAVE lucia?

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