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Spa-rt Party
July 7th, 2011

We didn’t have time for a Woogie Wednesday yesterday, so I worked up an invitation to invite the Woog to a “Spa-rt” (spa+art – I love making up new words) party tonight. Check out the WW blog tomorrow for everything that went down. It’s gonna be CRAZY!

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starry night
March 24th, 2010

This week, the hero of the week in the Woog’s class is Vincent van Gogh, so we did a little Woogie Wednesday project to learn more about him. Starry Night is my favorite piece of his (and the Woog’s too!) so we took the project outside and used sidewalk chalk to recreate the work on the deck.

In progress:


I remember when I was in 5th grade, we did a starry night project using oil pastels and I thought it was so fun. I remember meticulously making my swirls and dashed lines.

Ironically, I was going through the pictures on my iphone the other day and found several I took while at the Met last summer. These were pretty awesome to see:

Starry Night is on display at MoMA so maybe next time I’m up that way I’ll get a peek of it if it’s still there.

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there’s a loodle in my doodle
March 5th, 2010

This week is read Across America week in celebration of Dr. Suess’s birthday. The Woog had activities all week at school and today they were to come as one of his characters so, I sent her off with a wocket in her pocket. It was so cute to see little Cat in the Hats, Cindy Lou Who’s, and Thing 1 and Thing 2 running around the Kindergarten hall.

We also worked on a Woogie Wednesday/Weekday/Weekend project of the Cat in the Hat. We made a Junk A Seuss-le:

As a creative person I have always loved Dr. Seuss and his weird and wacky world. I love the rhymes and his playful use of made up characters. When I was in Orlando once I saw one of his taxidermy pieces and thought they were awesome. I’ve always thought I would make my owe sometime with my art. I found another artist who did one here. I found a cool flickr stream with pictures from the Seuss exhibit at Fresno Metropolitan Museum:

photo via jentwo

My favorite book of his has to be The Shape of Me and Other Stuff. It was one of the books the Woog always wanted me to read her so I have it all memorized plus I love how Suess-like the simple shapes are. Amazing! What’s your favorite Dr. Suess book?

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Ice Ornaments
January 8th, 2010

It’s 19 degrees and snowing in Nashville so The Woog and I made ice ornaments. You can check them out here.

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9 days to go!
August 5th, 2009

Well, we’re finally here. Nine days away from the first day of Kindergarten so to celebrate (and help us both get prepared & excited) we’re doing school themed art everyday until THE day! We haven’t nailed down exactly what we’ll do, but some days we’ll be on our own and others will work on a piece together.

This transition wouldn’t be as easy if it wasn’t for:

  • If my aunt teaching Kindergarten across the hall from the Woog’s class
  • Knowing that this school is the best school for her and in line with our family teaching & values
  • Her being so excited to start school and looking forward to it for more than a year.
  • Looking so darn cute in her school uniform.
  • Me being excited and geared up with so many ideas & prospects to grow my business even more under a more steady (& quiet!) schedule

My contribution for today’s art was to make the series header and little countdown tag above.

You can check out her art celebrating 9 days to go here!

Tomorrow: Art for 8 days to go!

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Someone is turning 5!
April 10th, 2009

The Woog turns 5 on Easter so she’ll have double the goodies! Her party will have a school theme. These invitations were mailed in a clear envelopes from ClearBags so the world would see that “Walker turns 5!”

Thanks for all who donated and/or re-posted my last blog post. In one week (via a facebook & twitter campaign) they were able raise $7,000 and receive $2000 in skymiles. Very cool!!

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Woogie Wednesday – Bee
March 25th, 2009

Psst…hey…click the bee to see today’s Woogie Wednesday art.

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January 28th, 2009

This is a picture of the outside of my studio this morning. I wish the snowfall lasted longer but it should stick around on the ground for the next day or so. I will be posting about my Surtex planning soon. I promise. I’m trying to get all my thoughts and references together to post. I’m still feeling overwhelmed with it all and really need to buckle down and crank some new work out to show. But that will happen another day. Today is a full day of Woogie Wednesday with a major painting and decorating going on. Check the site later today to see what we’ve been up to.

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2008 card
December 11th, 2008

We finished up our Christmas card last weekend and I got them all mailed out. I think this is the earliest I’ve sent them which feels good to have them off my plate. Walker provided her recipe for Marshmallow Lasagna and included a treat with it. Here’s the text from the card:

WARNING: If you are expecting a handmade gift from the Woog this year, do not click the link below!

And yesterday we had a good day of Woogie Wednesday projects. The Woog made some gift tags and then the gifts which turned out great! You can check out everything here.

This may be my last post before the new year, but I might pop in at some point. I have a list of work still due, a couple of gifts to make and this huge one to tackle:

There are about a million shingles to stain! It will take me forever, but the look on her face will be priceless!


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First Family Vacation
October 1st, 2008

We’re all getting ready for our first family vacation next week and the above is from today’s Woogie Wednesday. Go check it out!

Also, today was the launch of Pumpkin Junkin’ 2008. I haven’t received any entries yet so start sending them in! I still need to make mine. I started when the Woog did her’s but I just couldn’t get into it. Maybe when we get back.

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