Art Finds Friday - December 3, 2010


Shannon sent me a link to this lovely article on the JPG magazine website - it is a photo story by Liberty Kifer called 'What child is this?' I love how this mama loves her little girl and is not shy in sharing it with the photography world, that is often, in my opinion, urban and edgy and unsentimental. You can vote on the story, the more votes she gets the more likely her chance of being published in the magazine.


Here is another thing to vote for - Courtney of Vintage Ginger Peaches, a talented photographer, sent me this link to the Pepsi Refresh Project. Pepsi are giving away money to people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact on other people's lives. MaryAnn Kohl, artistic mother, author of kid's craft books and art teacher has an idea to bring art to kids who don't have art programs in schools. It seems like a really good use of the funds. You can vote for her idea over on the Pepsi site. All you have to do is sign in and vote. I signed in with my Facebook account, it took all of 5 seconds to vote!


I love this paper organizational idea by Corey Moortgat. Some of you may know her as one of the contributors to my book, The Artistic Mother. I love her artistic scrapbooks, if you scroll down below the organizational tip you can see one she did for her one year old daughter (oh and check out the cute birthday photos). Corey has moved from that blog space to Flickr, so for any of her current art, go there.

4) ART EVERYDAY (December, 2010)

"Tortoise walked step by step until he reached the finish line. To become good at something we must work at it day in, day out, bit by bit.... With even an hour a day, if we are consistent, we can improve our skills and make the art we desire." Shona Cole, The Artistic Mother! I can't believe I am quoting myself!!


If you are in the Houston area I hope you will join me for a gathering of local bloggers. Dec 8th at La Madeleine's in Market Street in the Woodlands at 7pm. It will be an informal get together to celebrate what it is we do love about blogging!

So far everyone that is coming is someone I have already met in real life, which is awesome, I love a decent girl's night out, but I really would like to meet at least one new person. So if you live anywhere near Houston please do plan on coming :)

More details here.

and finally today.....

I just love my little boy. Maximus James you are my treasure, my daily joy.


  1. Thank you so much for including that link! You're the best!

    Also, the "far from home" piece is lovely.

    I wish I lived in Texas for the meet up!

  2. What a great idea for bringing art into schools! (voting done)

    And thank you for sharing the organizational tips for paper. It's one of my biggest issues. Not only does my daughter bring tons of paper from pre-school, but I like to have lots of paper supplies ready for little projects. But it ends up taking over our little crafting area! There's always papers everywhere. I might try this or a modified version and see what happens. (^_^)

  3. thanks for taking the time to vote for MaryAnn's project.

    oh, I need to get off and do some home organizing myself!!! :D

  4. Hi Shona, hey, thanks for linking to me about the organization boxes! And you're right about the Santa photos. In the beginning, I was like, "come on, please don't cry!", but now, every year it gets funnier to see the progression!

    And by the way, your Maximus is adorable! Great photo-you can tell it captures his personality!

  5. this is fab collection of links, thanks for sharing!


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