Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween Part 2

                            The Halloween Fun Continues.........................................

Happy Halloween Part 1

What better way to celebrate Halloween than with arts and crafts! I hope you enjoy the Halloween inspired artwork and crafts. You can use the following as wallpaper, screen savers, decorations, kid projects, and/or party activities. Just have fun and have a happy Halloween!

A Craft Project from one of our own here on Blogger:

Nothing says Halloween like SPIDER WEBS! 

Buy colorful card-stock paper and make spider webs like you would paper snowflakes.
Really easy!
Cute Owl!
 This is another easy craft that you can apply to any occasion. It only requires 3 materials and is mess free! I love the LED tea lights! They come in handy and come in all colors, shapes, and sizes!

Looks like an Oil Painting to me

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Has that classic vintage fairy tale flair

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Art of Kay Nielsen

Kay Nielsen was one of the most celebrated illustrators in the early 20th century. His works flourished during this "golden age of illustration" and were centered around mostly fairly tales. A few examples of his work in novels are: East of the Sun and West the Moon, In Powder and Crinoline , Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen, Hansel and Gretel, and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm , and the Twelve Dancing Princesses. However, Nielsen was a very accomplished landscape artist and muralist leading him to also create scenery stage sets for the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen, where his mother previously worked as an actress. In addition, Nielsen worked with the Walt Disney Company for four years creating concept art that lead to the further development of many Disney films. In the movie Fantasia his work was used in the scenes "Ave Maria" and "Night on the Bare Mountain." Sadly, Kay Nielsen died a very poor man and his work was left in the shadows till many years later when he became known as a celebrated artist. I love Mr. Nielsen's work. His style stands out from anything I've ever seen. Nielsen's work is very colorful, whimsical, and detailed. Using patterns and shape combinations in very unique ways to portray people, clothes, objects, and textures. My personal favorite is the scene below and the rest of his work from The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
I hope you enjoyed the fraction of Kay Nielsen's work I was able to display. I hope to display more in the future, but I highly recommend researching his work for more.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Return of Jordan & Paper Lanterns

  Hello everyone! I'm back and fully-charged for a summer of posts. I am sorry for such a long delay, work pushed me away from blogging time. On Pinterest I have added some knew artists and I hope to bring their work and stories here.
  Summer is just around the corner and that means a bowl of fun, creativity, and liveliness. I wanted to celebrate the end of the school year with some crafts. Crafts are great entertainment for young and old alike. They make perfect gifts to give and can add the finally touches to your gifts. Some crafts are good for decorating parties or just for one's enjoyment. And even if your in a different weather zone, it does mean your left out of the fun because crafts are all-year-round.

Today, I have my self-created guide on Paper Lanterns (Chinese style)! It's super easy. I've been making theses for a long time (since I was a kid). My mom taught me and now it's your turn.

I will try to get a downloadable copy for you. If you have any questions I would be happy to answer them. Also, I have added a few images below to show you the final product and help sort out any confusion.


Here are few ideas to jazz your lantern up!