Oct 31, 2014

an ocean apart :: 42/52 and 43/52 :: yellow and boots







you can find a small explanation about the project here.
2 sisters, 2 photos, 1 theme.
wishing everybody a wonderful weekend!

Oct 27, 2014

paper strip animal silhouettes

attacking a stack of colorful magazine pages and paper with a pair of scissors is a favourite over here!

after we had cut enough strips we stuck them all on a piece of paper and waited for them to dry. i downloaded some animal silhouettes and printed them out. after that we stuck them on the back of the paper strip page and cut along the lines (a bit of help from mama here...) and taa daa.. our colorful animal silhouette art was done.

to add to the effect we stuck them on some dark cardboard (yes, lots of glue in this project, the kids loved it!) i think this is a perfect addition to animal themed nurseries and several of these grouped together look really great, too!

Oct 23, 2014

cute and not so cute sketches

while i've been busy drawing realistic portraits these past months, usually under some type of pressure of meeting deadlines, i also enjoyed sketching a bit more on the messy side and trying out my new charcoal pencils.

my favorite is the one of my niece and nephew cuddling in the morning, so cute!

a bit less cute are the subjects of the last two sketches. actually, not cute at all. but they were still fun to draw. it's always refreshing to mix everything up a little and experiment with different subjects and mediums.

have a wonderful day, and thanks for visiting our ant hill!

Oct 21, 2014

musical windows: simple, diy window decoration

ever since we moved in here i have been on the lookout for window decoration that suits my taste. i could go with curtains, but haven't been able to decide which style. i like the clean look of the windows without anything around them. but especially in the winter months, even though we have hedges and trees in our front yard, i always feel i'd like something to screen the windows to feel more cozy, particularly during times of the day where the blinds are up but we still/already need to put on the lights.

i have this thing about old music sheets and old book pages. i love crafting projects that make creative use of them. and many of you know of my love of using dental floss in crafting. so here we go, seveal pages of music, old book pages, a punch and scissors, tape and dental floss. i love how it still lets plenty of light in and has a homemade but artsy feel to it!
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