Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It's All About The Art

What is art exactly?

If I really think about it, we are a pretty creative crew here! I love to express myself and relax through scrapbooking - whether you agree with it or not, scrapbooking is an art form. I love that there are a million things and more that you can do with paper, scissors and glue! And the challenges at Scrap Shotz motivate me to improve as an artist, create more meaningful layouts and savour our precious stories. Here is the latest challenge I have posted at Scrap Shotz and my layout is below. The supplies are Bazzill cardstock, Cosmo Cricket pattern paper, Cosmo Cricket blackboard elements and "HOOD" letters, Kaiser gems, Fiskars threading water punch, Close To My Heart flowers and leaves and an unknown suede paper for journaling.

Danielle loves to draw and paint; she just can't get enough of it! Right now, her drawings are so adorable and I want to save them all...but I can't (sigh...) So far, I have saved all of her art from preschool and next year I look forward to saving even more!

And Madison...Madison, Madison...she is my free-spirited, feisty artist. She needs art of some sort each and every day to release her emotions, thoughts and adventures of the day! This week, Madison is taking an art camp with a local artist, Leeanne Stringer at the Elbow Park Community Centre. At the end of the week, Madison will have painted a 4' x 4' canvas - the drawing she chose was Van Gogh. And of course, Madison has to add her "personal touch" by painting a few fairies tip-toeing through the irises. I am definitely looking forward to seeing her work but I am honestly concerned about how to transport the canvas home! Eeek!!!

So yes, in this household, we are all about the art, well actually, all about me and the girls doing the art! Dominic tends to poo-poo the whole art thing but he recognizes that it relieves my stress...and that of the girls...so he has learned to love art!

I am getting right now for an awesome online crop at Scrap Shotz this weekend. It has a music-theme to it...and those of you that know me really really well know that I can barely name a song let alone sing the lyrics. I know what I like and when I hear it, I can bop to the music! If I had to name a tune, I couldn't do it!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a fun layout! It's so nice that you have someone to share your art with too, always makes it more fun!