- Hi, I’m Renata. I’m a mom, a wife, and a teacher. I am also a writer, a painter, and a general creative soul. I love to write stories for children and poetry for adults. My favourite painting medium is acrylics. As well, I love to craft with my kids. While the goal is to have focused, daily creative time, that is not always possible with a five year old, three year old, and a one year old. That is why post it notes with sentence fragments, story ideas, and sketch ideas can be found on most surfaces in my home. This blog is a record of my attempts at sanity and at making me time for creativity while being a mommy of three.
Monthly Archives: July 2016
This week I took inspiration from a poem. I chose anyone lived in a pretty how town by e.e. cummings. I blared some classical music, read the poem over and over, and drew images as they came to me. As Attempt … Continue reading
This is a quick post about a couple of cards the baby made – can’t leave her out entirely! I got this idea from the Toddler Approved blog and adapted it to put a card into the ziplock. It’s called … Continue reading
This week’s task was to abstract an image and use bold colours. Abstract is a real struggle for me. I get caught in the details and have trouble just playing up base structures. To create this piece, I started off … Continue reading
For this week’s art journal, I took an old painting of mine that had elements I really liked but that didn’t work for me as a final product. Looking at it, I made a new composition using circles (ok, and … Continue reading
As I mentioned in the first Birthday Cards post, my kids love to work with paint. Previously we’ve done spin art in the salad spinner and it was super fun so I decided we’d try to make cards that way. … Continue reading
Andy Warhol was an American artist born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Initially a commercial illustrator, he took part in the Pop Art movement in the 1950s and 60s and made art from everyday objects. This movement went against the traditional, commonly … Continue reading