Thursday, August 4, 2011

Art for the Boys' rooms & MCS

My Creative Space today was filled with lots of different things. It started off with an ultrasound before I was allowed to have breakfast, followed by a trip a few doors up to watch an excavator in action. Back home again the usual washing/sandpit/swings routine followed, and then the creative side kicked in! :)

Ages ago I bought some frames from the local thrift store. As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to put artworks from the boys in them, and hang them in their rooms.

Add some colourful art (with some of my favourite colours no less - ahhh orange, yellow and bright green, how I love thee!) that the boys did all by themselves  - they even selected what colours they wanted on their own pages - and you have for some happy art!

Jellyfish's Art

Little Clam's Art

Not sure what I think of  the  framing job on Jellyfish's. I rather like the light teal circle around it - but the matte board covers it up. Should I take the matte board out of his frame?

I also got the last round of this done (don't ask me why it looks grey instead of blue)... soon I will be able to show you all, and I am just a wee bit excited about it. I'm getting to the end of the list of crochet items that I have to make before spring kicks in and I can get back to renewing my friendship with my sewing machine. I can't wait! :)

Hope you all had a wonderfully sunshiny day - it was glorious here  - 24 degrees C ( I even have the slightly pinked cheeks and nose to prove it - not bad for a winter's day)!!!

And if you need more creative inspiration, head to OCS.


  1. It's so lovely to have art like that to hang onto. I did something similar my eldest was very small. It's a fave. :)

  2. I have a painting of similar style that I did for my great aunt. It's now come back to me and i do rather like having it around. Love the colours your boys chose !

  3. Really neat to frame up littles art like that and can't wait to see what you are hooking there!

  4. Great pictures! In our house are more selfmade pictures of our daughter on the walls than other paintings ;)

  5. Your artwork looks pretty good on the wall. Nice colors. The crochet on the picture makes me curious:) Hope you are fine?!
    Here in Holland it is summer and it was also 24 degrees C. Now it is raining quite bad.

  6. Love the idea of framming kiddies art. Makes them feel so good about themselves too. Cool frames

  7. The artwork turned out so cute! Love it!! :)
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog, also!
    I hope you'll have a fabulous weekend!

  8. I love the art work. It is just perfect!! The colours look fab in those frames. What are you up to with the crochet???? :-) Can't wait to see it finished.

  9. Loved that you framed kids art! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I'm your newest follower:) Come back and visit my blog any time:)

  10. perfect artwork for those bright and cheerful frames and I bet your kids love seeing their art on the walls too

  11. LOVE IT!!! Some of my favorite art pieces are those done by my kiddos. Yours are gorgeous! Love the colors, they just look so happy! jules

  12. Seaweed and Raine,
    Your blog is so darling! And you are so darling :-) Adding you to my reader right now.


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