5 02, 2015

Print Making With Kids

By | February 5th, 2015|art, colour, funtatiscal studios, kids art, like Dr. Seuss, print making|0 Comments

My daughter loves to make cards!  She loves collecting used envelopes to re-use and then add them to her collection of cards.  So for something different I thought I would do some printmaking with the kids for a different way of making cards.  This is a fun activity that is easy for kids too, and [...]

3 02, 2015

The Art of Passing Creativity On!

By | February 3rd, 2015|art, colour, creativity, fun, funtastical studios|0 Comments

Pass the paint.  It's time to pass on some creativity!Did you know that you are creative?  Yes you!  Perhaps you already knew that, but maybe some of you never saw yourself as creative.  I believe that everyone is creative.  It just looks very different from one person to the next.  I have come to realize [...]

29 01, 2015

Playing With Mixed Media

By | January 29th, 2015|art, fantastical studios, mixed media|0 Comments

From time to time I like to play with mixed media.  For those who are unaware of what mixed media is, it is a whole bunch of different art mediums put together to make one piece of art.  What I really like about mixed media is that you can experiment with all kinds of things [...]

22 01, 2015

Teaching and Creating With Kids

By | January 22nd, 2015|colour, fantastical studios, kids art|0 Comments

After having a few years off, I have recently returned to teaching art lessons for kids, and after completing my first class it all is coming back to me.  I realized how much I really love watching kids create and being able to have some input in teaching them more about art.  How can you [...]

16 01, 2015

Creating in the Snow

By | January 16th, 2015|colour, fantastical studios, winter fun|0 Comments

How much do I love winter?  Not that much!  I think I could easily adjust to living in the summer all year round, however that just isn't going to happen in Canada.  So as long as I live here I need to make the best of the winter.  I must say, winter can be very [...]

7 01, 2015

Status Quo…NOT!

By | January 7th, 2015|Dr. Seuss, funtatiscal studios, penguins of madagascar, status quo|0 Comments

I recently took my kids to the theatre to see the movie The Penguins of Madagascar.  I love to watch movies and my kids are no exception.  We have an extended collection of kids movies on our shelves.   Even though if I had my pick I would have chosen an adult flick, I am [...]

1 01, 2015

I’ve Been Pondering…Who Are We? (the musings of Steve)

By | January 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I've been doing a lot of pondering lately.  For those of you who know me well, you will know this is nothing new.  I ponder many things.  Pondering is my way of processing what is going on around me and in my life.  It allows me to come to some sort of understanding for the [...]

24 12, 2014

Nuts and Bolts

By | December 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Christmas is here! And I haven't really been in the kitchen a whole lot!  So I decided that it was time to make a batch of home made nuts and bolts.  This is my favourite recipe that has been passed down from my mom.  Christmas time was always the season in which we made these [...]

18 12, 2014

Count Up the Cost

By | December 18th, 2014|funtastical studios, Living the dream|0 Comments

Living the dream!  Oh how good it can look on paper, on Facebook, or in a photo!  But reality is what happens before and after that photo, post, or inspirational quote.  Yikes!  When posting pictures for a blog or Facebook post I do my best to make them happy pictures!  But somedays if you could [...]

12 12, 2014

A Picture Tells A Story

By | December 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lately I have been inspired to paint a lot, which I love to do!  I have lots of projects that I need to get done, but none in which I have been doing.  I have tried, but it just feels like striving.  So I decided to take a load off and just paint what was [...]