Friday, October 1, 2010

Find Joy in Artmaking!

While trying to amuse my son while I finished up a project, I offered a simple finger painting project, but what happened was pure joy and magic.  He teaches me so much about the joy, freedom, and fun that art making creates in us.  What a great reminder! Enjoy :)

Here's a bit of my own art making joy.  She's just starting to emerge.  I've been wanting to do a mother and child painting for a while and I am super excited about the direction this one is headed.  I'll show you more when she's done.

I am also really excited to announce that I now have a button making machine and have been pumping out super cute 1 inch buttons all week.

Sets of 4 are available for sale HERE

I have a sweet spot in my heart for the power of a 1 inch button.  My husband used to give me different buttons from his and his friends bands to impress me and have an excuse to talk to me before we started dating.  (Needless to say, it won me over.)  They are the perfect size for adorning any item of clothing.  I am a big fan of the messenger bag shoulder strap button row, or the super cute canvas shoe collection.  How do you use buttons in your style?

My son loves to play with them. 

So have a fantastic weekend and save a little time for joyful ARTMAKING!!


  1. your son is the cutest ever! his little teeth are adorable!

  2. Loved the video:O) and Thanx for sharing:O) and love the new art work:O)

  3. Hi ! Just wanna say I love your artworks, it is simply amazing. The buttons are the cutest thing ever ! Have a nice weekend !

  4. Harmony! I LOVE my print! It's already in a frame and hanging in the studio! And the buttons are so so cool! I have on on my handbag and am still deciding where to put the other one. =) You're the best! Thank YOU SOOO much!
    Hope you are enjoying your day with your little man.

  5. Hello from Iowa! So happy to find your delightful blog! Love your work, and got a kick out of your video on this post! Tooooo cute!!!! Have a great day!

  6. I just found your blog and I already ADORE your stuff! Just gorgeous. Thanks too for sharing the real struggles of parenthood, it is really damn hard sometimes, huh? Looking forward to more, I'm adding you to my google reader. xx


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