Some More Fun With Art ๐ŸŽจ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

The weekend is right around the corner, and we are entering uncharted grounds, aren’t we? ๐Ÿ˜Ž Can’t go anywhere (or at least we’re not supposed to!), the weather is not cooperating, so outside time is out ๐Ÿ˜, ergo, artsy-fartsy indoor stuff it is! ๐Ÿ˜

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You can plan a trip around the coffee table ๐Ÿ˜‚

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You will find a plethora of activities & worksheets for the littles right here

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The people behind ‘open culture.com’ offer everything you could ever desire when it comes to entertainment and activities…or so they say. I have not tried to get a movie, an ebook, an online course. But if you’re willing to try – here’s the Link ๐Ÿ˜Š

If you find that it is as awesome as it looks, please let me know. I’d appreciate it! ๐Ÿ˜

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I was surprised to get some sweet compliments on my drawings.

You might remember the ‘ Flower Queen’

I recently finished ‘Let’s read’ ๐Ÿ˜Š

Then I thought you might wanna invite these girls into your home, and stay busy while being artsy. So here they are as coloring pages. Just print and get colorful! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

They’re a bit wonky in places…but, aren’t we all? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope you have oodles of fun with these ideas!

Be safe & stay healthy! ๐Ÿ’•

More Fun With Art ๐ŸŽจ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Since it looks like we’re all gonna have to stay inside a while longer, and school’s out for the summer ๐Ÿ˜ณ (at least in Kansas it is) the call for activities is getting louder!

I found a few more for ya ๐Ÿ˜Š so this here won’t happen to you! ๐Ÿ˜…

–1. If you like to color check out these fabulous coloring pages of museum art. Just click here and be amazed ๐Ÿ˜

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Apparently the “Roll a….” drawing activity is very popular.

I found this ‘Roll a monster’ activity sheet on Pinterest.

P.S. There’s nothing wrong with your eyes. The picture on the original post was so small, that it got a bit blurry when I enlarged it. ๐Ÿ˜

For a variety of Monsters…here are some more ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m off to hunt for more activities for us all! ๐Ÿ˜

Take good care of yourself! Wash your hands! ๐Ÿ˜Š I hope you get to stay inside! ๐Ÿ’•

Fun With Art ๐ŸŽจ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I hope this post finds you well and in good spirits! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒท

Crazy times we’re living in, huh? I’m currently practicing this ‘social distancing’ thing. It’s going good – Books and Art definitely help! ๐Ÿ™‚

And speaking of Art…today I wanna share some fabulous art-ideas for all of you that are stuck in the house. ๐Ÿฅด These are great activities to share with the young ones, but also fun for the ‘young-at-heart’ ๐Ÿ˜

1. Roll A Picasso

I already created my ‘ Masterpiece’ ๐Ÿ˜…

Now some color in his cheeks, and he’ll be ready for the weekend! ๐Ÿฅณ

2. Watercolor/Yarn Art

I have not tried this, but it looks like a lot of fun!

All you need is:

-Yarn

-PVA Glue (Elmer’s for example)

-Watercolor paper

-Watercolors

-Paintbrush

-Craft Stick

-Scissors

Water

For ‘step-by-step’ instructions please click here

3. Spin-Art

Now that is nice and messy ๐Ÿ˜…

Here’s what you need:

A recycled CD

โ€ข Sticky tape or masking tape

โ€ข Rubber bands, the more the better! (We used 15)

โ€ข A pen that will fit through the hole in the disk 

โ€ข 4 coins of the same size 

โ€ข Acrylic paint, poster paint or inks 

โ€ข Water

โ€ข A pot, tray or egg carton to mix the paint colours

โ€ข Brushes and an old spoon to mix and drop the paint 

โ€ข A large piece of paper (A3 or A2) 

โ€ข An apron to cover your clothes 

โ€ข A work area where you can get messy

โ€ข Newspaper to cover your work area

For instructions and inspiration please click here

I hope these ideas keep you all busy for a while! I keep digging, and will be back with more soon!

Until then…be safe & stay healthy! ๐Ÿ’•

Trying New Things ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I may have mentioned my creative slump here lately.

I did come across this gem a few days ago…

Well, that sounds easy enough! ๐Ÿ˜…

But since I’ve pretty much tried everything out there, I had to figure out what it is I wouldn’t mind ‘sucking at’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

During my ‘Journal-making-days’ I did some collages. And did enjoy it.

So, that’s what I did…in big ๐Ÿ˜

I don’t hate it ๐Ÿ˜‰

While drawing the ‘Yoga Lady’ as a finishing touch, I thought I’m gonna try my hand at drawing. I know I’m not very good at it, but I do love it. And practice makes perfect, right? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Clicking around on Pinterest I found the art of Sandra Silberzweig. She draws abstract faces. I was drawn to it because of the abundance of color, and – let’s be honest here – because I thought I might be able to draw something like it. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Here’s my first try…

That led to another ‘portrait’…

She’s not the most beautiful creature on the planet, but I do like how she turned out. Okay… I might be a bit prejudiced ๐Ÿ˜Ž

So I will keep on drawing ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’• Let’s see where this will take us!

The next project I’m working on is this blog. I would love to turn it into a ‘mostly books’ blog. Not exclusively…but definitely book oriented. ๐Ÿ˜

I do hope you’re all good with that, and will stick with me on this journey. โ˜บ๏ธ

Have a wonderful rest-of-the-week! Stay healthy my friends! ๐Ÿ’•

Your Advent Calendar ๐ŸŽ„ Day 24

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

This is a bittersweet moment for me. Itโ€™s the last door of the Advent Calendar- Iโ€™m gonna miss sharing these special stories with you, but, at the same time, Iโ€™m happy because Christmas Eve is a day spent talking, laughing, eating with my wonderful family. ๐Ÿ˜

So…the door is already open (it is quite late after all ๐Ÿ˜‰)


On this last day Iโ€™d like to show you my Christmas decorations ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŽ„

My Christmas village with carousel

The middle panel in the background is a quilt top ๐Ÿ˜… After many, many years I had to admit that itโ€™ll never be a quilt. So it became a drape. ๐Ÿ˜‹

The โ€˜Winter Wonderlandโ€™ in the living room ๐Ÿ˜Š
My antique buffet I brought with me from Germany turns into an eclectic display during the winter months โ›„๏ธ
I found this beautiful painting at our local Antique Mall ๐Ÿ˜

I wish you a wonderful Day, and hope you get to spend it with people you love! โค๏ธ

To say it with the words of Bruce Springsteen โ€œHappy Christmas, happy New Year, happy Birthday, happy rest-of-your-lifeโ€ ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

Your Advent Calendar ๐ŸŽ„ Day 23

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Behind Door # 23 youโ€™ll find a little bit of silliness ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Wanna see what it is? Okay, here we go …

Party at my house ๐Ÿฅณ


I hope youโ€™re enjoying your Christmas Eve-Eve ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿท๐ŸŽ„

Take good care of yourself! ๐Ÿ’•

Your Advent Calendar ๐ŸŽ„ Day 16

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Day 16 already? ๐Ÿ˜ณ Iโ€™m sure you have things to do! So, without further ado…letโ€™s open Door #16 ๐Ÿค—

And what did we find? Snowy pictures โ˜ƒ๏ธ

After yesterdayโ€™s snow event I took my camera out, and took photos of everything that caught my eye ๐Ÿ˜Š Here are a few for your viewing pleasure…

An interesting snow-pattern on our patio ๐Ÿ˜
Snow on a pine tree ๐ŸŽ„ Is there anything more beautiful?
A beautiful, overgrown juniper bush
The birch tree in our yard ๐Ÿคฉ

Now I let you go back to what you were doing ๐Ÿ˜ I hope you enjoyed this little selection!

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฅ‚

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