painting

I am beyond thrilled that last year I began painting. I will never be an exceptional painter, but finally picking up a paint brush fulfilled an unrequited dream and the time I’ve spend drawing and painting fills me with so much pleasure it is hard to believe I waited until I wasRead More →

For many, many, many years… probably more years than some of you have been on this earth, I have yearned to paint. Not fancy, hang in the Lourve paintings, but paintings that would fill my journals with water colors of my gardens, little drawings of romping animals, and ultimately, simpleRead More →

In a rather Willy Wonka-ish manner, I turned the basic pattern of our Watermelon Applique Block into a fantasy Watermelon Flower! Here is our newest coloring page. After I watercolored the page, I went back and added some detail… just ‘cuz.   Pattern for Watermelon Flower Coloring Page can be found HERE.Read More →

Here is our newest coloring page based on our Bunny Applique Block. Children… or you… can use markers, crayons or paintings. The only requirement is to have fun 🙂 Pattern for Bunny Coloring Page can be found HERE. Bunny Applique Block can be found HERE. A VERY basic watercoloring for your Coloring PagesRead More →

Here is our newest coloring page based on our Inchworm Applique Block. Children… or you… can use markers, crayons or paintings. The only requirement is to have fun 🙂 Pattern for Inchworm Coloring Page can be found HERE. Inchworm Applique Block can be found HERE. A VERY basic watercoloring for yourRead More →

  It’s Spring! I have yet to see a butterfly in my gardens, but I’ve got butterflies on my brain. The other day I was playing in my journal, and I painted a picture of a butterfly. As is usually the case, I take certain liberties with nature and tendRead More →

I am so glad I finally cracked open a journal and started painting last night, because today I wasn't feeling well, and spent most of the day curled up on the couch, surrounded by pups, watching Tim build the vanity, and PAINTING IN MY JOURNAL! Told you, once I got started, thereRead More →

On January 29, 2014 I posted the following on Wee Folk Art’s Facebook page: “The other day I received a package in the mail from Poland. Seems Tim had purchased a beautiful journal for me for Christmas, but it got held up in customs and I just received it. WhatRead More →

  This is a relatively easy project to complete with your kids. While reading Going Lobstering, my girls made sort of a game out of finding the right buoy in the pictures. The idea that every fisherman paints his buoys will a special pattern was fascinating to them and theyRead More →

Snow, snow, and more snow…. but mostly cold. How to hold off cabin fever… keep your hands (or more importantly your kids’ hands) busy. Fortunately most of my kids’ Christmas gifts were activity based and as this winter has keep us mostly indoors… we have greatly appreciated all the craftyRead More →

Note: I DO NOT share my watercolors because I think they are perfect. Quite the contrary. I am self-teaching and learning, and I hope I can encourage other would be painters to join me in the journey 🙂 Remember… I’m not seeking perfection, I’m seeking JOY. As my love affairRead More →

Although it may not seem so on Wee Folk Art, our summer was filled with much artistic expression. I've just been really, really selfish with my time, and haven't been sharing all our endeavors online, but when the fall rolls around, I'm always so much better at spending time at myRead More →

I am soooo excited! A few weeks ago I shared an article I wrote oh so long ago for a past blog. It was titled Unrequited Dreams and spoke of my desire the learn how to watercolor. If you haven’t read the blog and would like to, you can readRead More →

  Have you ever been to Art Projects for Kids? If not, run there, right now, but be prepared to stay for a long, long time. Kathy Barbro is an experienced and gifted art teacher, and she shares over 600 projects on her blog. Whenever I need inspiration for kid crafts, she’s one of the first places I turn. SheRead More →

Last week I shared Paperclay Leaves – Part 1. Today, we are going to finish the project by painting and sealing the leaves. After that, you’ll just have to decide where they should fall! I made 12 leaves, and put them on my Harvest Cupboard. They look so beautiful IRead More →

Just 2 short weeks ago I shared my plans to turn a give-away chair into a “funky” master piece. I had a vision, but knew I tend to procrastinate on these types of projects. I decided if I announced my intentions here, I’d feel compelled to complete the project inRead More →

As summer is drawing to a close, my thoughts turn inward… not philosophically, but rather to the inside of my house. I don’t do spring cleaning, I do fall cleaning, and much of the change inside my house occurs in September and October, before the holidays. As I was wandering throughRead More →

There have been times in my life when I had so much "stuff" on my walls that it was hard to notice anything in particular. It was my "clutter stage". Now, I’m just the opposite. Maybe it is because our lives are so "cluttered" right now, being in the "sandwich"Read More →

Several years ago Michelle encouraged me to start a blog. Actually, encouraged is a very nice way of saying she was hounding me to start writing. "Mom, I know you’ll love it. It will get you writing on a regular basis, and besides, I want you to write stories about us growing up soRead More →