Community of crafters, artists, makers

When I spotted the delightfully designed postcards for this Modern Makers Festival, I had a feeling we’d found our people. As lifelong crafters, we were thrilled to find an event where you get to create art with other people who like to create art too! Mama and I made beaded bracelets, wool felt necklaces, and…

Tiny shoes multiplying

It was a weekend of resting, reading, and crafting. Mama has been working on a crochet project, while my tiny clay shoe collection is multiplying. I’ve now made nine pairs of sandals, slippers, and shoes. Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was enjoying tiny shoes multiplying! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is…

Making tiny clay shoes

For absolutely no reason other than I thought it’d be fun, I began making tiny shoes out of white clay tonight while Mama and I caught up episodes of The Voice. So far, I’ve got a pair of flip flop sandals on a toothpick shoe rack, a pair of wee Birkenstocks, a single sneaker, and…

Boston Terrier face in clay

All through our daily drawing and painting in September, I was itching to get my fingers working with clay again. Our creative month inspired us to dig out several art projects and to reorganize our crafting supplies. Today I was reunited with colored clay and created a new cane (like a sushi roll that you…

Painting a Bodega Bay sunset

I marked the end of this challenging week by painting this beautiful Bodega Bay sunset that Mama and I saw on Monday (after enjoying the best fish tacos ever)! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was remembering our fun adventures from Monday and capturing them in painting! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness…

Creative month ends in love

Our month of creativity culminates today with the inspiration/prompt: love. This daily art challenge has been a labor of love. Yes, perhaps some dishes went undone, and laundry lingered. But Mama and I rekindled our love for drawing and painting with watercolors. Today I painted “Art is for Everyone” as a statement. Being an artist…

Art for a sweet new year

Tonight marks the start of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana. And so today’s Nosy Parker Art Challenge was honey, traditionally eaten with apples for a sweet new year! Mama and I both painted our favorite honey variety, Star Thistle, which happens to be a wildly cool looking flower. Though we didn’t attend services, we…