Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sneak Peek: Henry

This just might be the cutest little guy yet. Such squishy little cheeks and gorgeous black hair! It was a pleasure to hold this sweetie and photograph him on his 8th day in the world. His Momma and I have been friends for years and years and it did my heart so much good to see her cuddle up with her tiny baby Henry.

Two Lollidots

Ann Marie and Cody make hip, trendy children's clothing at Two Lollidots. They have a variety of tutus for special occasions and holidays, cute felt clips, t-shirts for boys and girls, and reversible sundresses. Everything is so cute! I will definitely have to get some of their tie t-shirts for my little boy.

I had the pleasure of doing a product photo shoot with them. Their children made great models and I think we all had a lot of fun trying out the different outfits and running around alleyways and on train tracks!

Adventures in Finger-painting

I recently let my son, (then about 10 months) try finger-painting. I mixed up some Jell-o vanilla pudding with pureed sweet potatoes, pureed peas, and pureed blueberries. I make my own baby food, so I had some readily on hand. Then I put them in little dishes with a large piece of drawing paper on the kitchen floor and let him have at it! It was fun watching him really get into it. The only thing I would do differently is put the "paint" in plastic cups instead of ceramic ones, because he did try to throw them!

Starry Night Bottlecap Mural

This fall I made a large 8 ft. x 12 ft. mural with my elementary art students completely out of bottlecaps. We studied Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night and then each of my 700 K-5th grade students took turns drilling in about 10 bottlecaps each. We used about 7,000 bottlecaps, all recycled from the students' homes! The idea came from artist, Michelle Stitzlein , who sells the complete instructions to the mural in her book, Bottlecap Little Bottlecap.