|Joey working with a student during one of this ClayShops|
|Dancing Bunny by Joey|
But what you don't know yet is that we are both artists. Actually, we are all artists in this house. Why? Well, besides the fact that I dabble in creativeness whenever possible, however possible, and besides the fact that Charlotte is a coloring fiend, and besides the fact that Beatrice knows just how to Jackson Pollack up her diaper? We make art a priority.
Joey and I were talking about priorities the other night. Every person, every family, has them. Whether you know it or not. Are you the kind of person who lives for that 10 minute run at the end of the day and dreams of the day that it could last forever "if only you didn't have the dishes and laundry to do". Well, then dishes and laundry are your priority- over running. You've said so, it's true.
|Charlotte and Clay|
A Perpetual Art Table in the family room for Charlotte to color however, whenever she wants. Often, you'll find Joey or I drawing here as well. And we save the butcher block style paper to make cards and wrap presents in.
|Charlotte with her Godmother at the art table|
Clay. Everywhere in every state imaginable. There is ceramic art hanging from every wall, on every shelf, and in every cupboard. There's often a little ball of clay rolling around on my carpet (way easier to get out then playdough I might add) and there's always clay dust footprints leading up from the studio in the basement where Joey works all day. And if you go down those stairs? Heaven forbid, it's ALL clay!
|A finished Yarn project by Britt|
Fabric. Again in different states of progress. I like things that way. Besides, I have babies. By the way, I'm not much of a pattern follower as I am a pattern maker-upper. I think I drive people crazy sometimes because of this. I often drive myself crazy because of this.
|Bea's Baptismal gown made by Britt|
|Digital Cartoon Britt by Britt|
|Digital Cartoon Joey by Britt|
|"Deady Bear" by Joey- magnet|
Art Museum pamphlets, Gallery Opening Cards, our friend's paintings and drawings and doodles, magazine clippings of words and colors, homemade magnets, cartoon stickers drawn onto package labels. If it's artable, we art it.
Oh, and then there's the kitchen "art" of course. I have been having a lot of fun with that lately since my sewing machine requires a clear lap-most of the time.
|We have Fun!|
|Zombie Turtle Cartoon by Joey|