Tuesday, June 28, 2011
New eco friendly craft for the kids, i have bought a few wonderful toys from www.ecotoys.com.au and love their online store! I haven't tried these yet (they just arrived at our door) but wanted to share this info with you on my blog, we are so lucky to have many more options for our children! X.x
Eco art pads are made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials and agricultural waste.
This “treeless” paper is made from the discarded stalks of banana trees , otherwise known as pinzotes, which would otherwise been discarded into a garbage dump.
This is a safe and eco-friendly way to encourage your little ones to get in touch with their natural creativity!
Glob paints are 100% natural, plant based paints that are simply gorgeous and come in sachets of 6 different colours; Lemon, Verbena, Tangerine, Pomegranate, Plum, Purple, Berry Blue and Basil Green!
Simply mix with water and you have beautiful, naturally scented (just like the plant it is made from!), vibrant paints that your child can safely use.
The world's first botanical paints, these paints are great for finger painting, crafts or for even using to colour playdough!
Created with a focus on sustainability, these water-based paints and pigments are biodegradable, gluten-free, soy-free and free of chemicals that are commonly used in children's paints such as parabens, petroleum and synthetic preservatives.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
There is something super relaxing but exciting when i'm grabbing some new supplies for arts and crafts, and is it just me or do others like browsing through stationary shops, spotlight and lincraft??? letting my brain bubble away with new ideas and thinking about all the wonderful ideas that unfold........... lots of news peices coming soon!!!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
There are soooooooooooooo many images that i've collected and like that i thought i should make an inspirational wall that i see all the time, so many images have made me feel a certain way, happy, creative, movivated, thoughtful, dreamy, the list could go on and on!!.............so it's the wall next to my computer that makes me smile and my wooden words that i've painted gold against our plum wall to remind us how to be in this busy lives we have, to stop and take 5 minutes to relax with a cuppa and let our minds wonder.................
This week my hubby and i have noticed even more how much our babies are growing up, miss Scarlette is saying the most hilarious things and talking so much and Sylus is rolling over and sitting up and making so many new noises and grew his first new front teeth, 2 came through at once and he barely made a complaint, what a lil cherub, his lil chatter is so adorable even though it's just a little blabbering, it's all about the kiddies at the moment, not much creating with this rainny wintery weather!
Monday, June 6, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Nathan Sawaya is a New York-based artist who creates awe-inspiring works out of some of the most unlikely things. His recent North American museum tours feature large-scale sculptures using only toy building blocks. LEGO® bricks to be exact.
Sawaya's art is currently touring North American museums in a show titled, The Art of the Brick. It's the only exhibition focusing exclusively on LEGO as an art medium. The creations, constructed from nearly one million pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2000.
Born in Colville, Washington and raised in Veneta, Oregon, Sawaya's childhood dreams were always fun. He drew cartoons, wrote stories, perfected magic tricks and also played with LEGO. Sawaya attended NYU. After college he rediscovered LEGO but not as a toy, but rather as a medium.
Today Sawaya has more than 1.5 million colored bricks in his New York art studio. His work is obsessively and painstakingly crafted and is both beautiful and playful. Sawaya's ability to transform LEGO bricks into something new, his devotion to scale and color perfection, the way he conceptualizes the action of the subject matter, enables him to elevate an ordinary toy to the status of fine art.