Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Simple Songs with Amy

My dear friends, Amy & Steve Pardo, just finished this AMAZING album of children's music.  It includes a few originals and many familiar songs that our kids all sing and love.  You MUST listen to it and feel encouraged to buy it and support something that is truly good!

And I was lucky enough to make the album art for this sweet album.  Amy and I both have a love and fascination for bunnies, so it was only appropriate to create an image with a bunny!  Hope you like it!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Creations with Bubsy

All these cold days and snow days mean more crafts with Mama!!! Bubs and I have been having fun the last couple weeks creating things to play with.  Here are a few pics. 

Owen's house, complete with a potty and Maine posters. 

Printing with cups.
Allowing his hands to be super messy for the first time. 

Ball ramp was a big success. You just need a lot of tape. 
Thank you to Iora for this Gingerbread House kit!

Monday, December 30, 2013

End of Year Art

As usual, the holiday season ended up being super busy.  With Thanksgiving late in November, the few weeks before Christmas flew by! Those few weeks did involve some art making which I will post here.  It also involved a Swedish Smorgasborg, which takes more time to prepare than most art pieces I make! Wish I had a pic of the meatballs, but you'll have to use your imagination.  Also, the few weeks before Christmas included an actual Christmas song, produced by my talented husband, for our once-a-year band, Fort Wonder.  This year we did a Sam Phillips song which you can hear at the link below.

Don't I have an amazing brother?  He has made it possible for novices like me to (help) make music! Thank you, Tim for collecting the songs and making something creative happen. This is the album art I made for this year's collection of songs. Tim is pretty easy to make album art for.  He has very distinct interests like wolves, creatures, biking, crop circles, Big Trouble in LC, and much more.  Listen to Tim's stellar creation, "I Saw Three Ships," under the name, Surrounded by Werewolves. Bubsy likes to dance to it.
Food for the Beloved Christmas album 2013

The rest of the images were for the album art of Opal Puckett, an awesome local folk band whom our dear friends play in (the entire Pardo clan).  They ended up choosing the first image for their cd and our amazingly talented friend, Allie Runnion, created the logo and made it way better! She is GOOD!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Daily Bonus

Almost every day when Bubsy and I pick Bri up from work, 

I lay in this:

Look at this:


And hear these two in the background:

I am a thankful girl. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Acadia Bound!

I'm so excited!  We are driving up to Acadia National Park tomorrow! We are going to get McDonald's breakfast, maybe Pizza Hut once we are in ME ;), hike mountains, look at the stars, bring Bubs to the ocean, get ice cream in Bar Harbor, and just be together as a family.
So in getting ready for the trip, I uploaded a bunch of photos from the 'nice' camera and found a couple little paintings that I never shared.  I am lovin' the wooden plaques that these paintings are on.  I'd like to do a whole bunch more soon.  Here are the images.  Happy 4th everyone!


Monday, June 24, 2013

Challah Panne

Oh the joy of Challah Bread.  Make this bread and use it for Berg's french toast. You won't be sorry :)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Small Paintings

Just posted a bunch of new paintings up on Etsy.  Here are the images: