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My Kids’ Adventures: Illuminated Manuscripts!

April 18, 2014

  ~Originally Published on My Kids’ Adventures~ Art for Kids: How to Make an Illuminated Manuscript By Crystal Foth Published March 11, 2014  Do your kids like art projects and books? Want a fun, creative activity with a bonus art history lesson to go along with it? In this article I’ll share the fascinating history of the illuminated […]

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How to Make Paper Napkin Easter Eggs: Monster High!

April 13, 2014

Well that time is almost upon us for Easter!  My favorite activity is decorating Easter eggs! Did you know that you can use egg white to decoupage paper napkins onto eggs?  Let me explain… First what does decoupage mean?   With this technique – the “cut-out” will be a paper napkin and the “varnish or […]

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Support a Creative Mom: “Share With Me,” A book of collaborations with a 4-yr old by busy mockingbird on Kickstarter

March 25, 2014

I’ve backed this project on Kickstarter!  Please share and contribute to help another creative mom make her dream of publishing her book a reality. “Share With Me,” A book of collaborations with a 4-yr old by busy mockingbird — Kickstarter. Be creative and share art with your kids!

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My Kids’ Adventures Contributor!

March 6, 2014

  I’m proud to say that I will be contributing monthly to My Kids’ Adventures ! My first article was published on January 30, 2014.  You’ll see that article in its entirety below.  My second article is scheduled for next week, so please subscribe and you’ll see my article in your inbox soon! I’ll be […]

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Ditch The Doubt – Just Create!

February 23, 2014

I have to thank Studio Mothers for sharing this quote on Friday.  I just love it and couldn’t help but share it also.  I wish I had that re-blog feature like WordPress.com, but I don’t – so here you go!! Part of my goal here at Fine Art Mom is to not only share my […]

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Getting Creative With My Kids’ Adventures

February 1, 2014

I first learned about My Kids’ Adventures while listening to a podcast interview with Michael Stelzner on my friend Jared Easley’s Starve the Doubts podcast. Here is a snippet of Michael’s bio from My Kids’ Adventures: “Michael Stelzner is a busy dad of three girls and the founder of My Kids’ Adventures.  He also founded Social Media Examiner, […]

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Creative Play: How To Get Your Kids To Get Things Done!

January 28, 2014

Look at that smiling face.  How do you like those “teacher” glasses?  Have you ever seen a kid so happy to be doing their homework?  If this isn’t what homework time looks like in your home, time to give it a new twist. Make homework time play time, why not? Here’s what we do – […]

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Are You A Dreamer?

December 18, 2013

I’m inspired by my daughter everyday. I also love inspirational quotes, so put the two of them together and voila!  You have the photo you see above. I love to share inspirational photos when I find them – so why not make my own! The quote I chose brings back fond memories for me.  You […]

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Raising A Creative Child

December 15, 2013

Everyone always tells you how different things are going to be once you have kids.  It was hard for me to understand what that statement really meant until I become a parent. This how I would best explain it… for me it was as if my heart no longer lived inside my body, it lived […]

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Art Kits for Kids: Printmaking with Eye Can Art!

November 22, 2013

Eye Can Art Sketch-Foam Printmaking Kit My little princess and I had the fun of creating some new art this week.  Most of our art projects include drawing and painting, as you know that’s where mommy’s interests tend to lead us ;).  We were given the great opportunity this week to try something new: PRINTMAKING! […]

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Our Weekend Activities in Kid-Friendly LA

October 23, 2013

My little lady and I decided to start our Sunday morning with a tea lesson at Chado Tea in Pasadena.  We were part of a small tea lesson and tasting.  We were taught about the tea leaves and how they are handled and developed for each different kind of tea.  Did you know all teas […]

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Fine Art at the LA County Fair

September 26, 2013

We took some time to visit the LA County Fair this weekend.  One of my favorite things to do is visit the Fine Art exhibit hall every year.  Don’t get me wrong – we ate some fried food and played some games too ;o). I’ve always loved seeing the artists at work and their art […]

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My Little Princess Meets a Queen – Our Visit To The Hammer Museum

September 18, 2013

  One of the reasons behind creating this blog was to share fine art with my daughter and to keep those memories documented. Our recent wanderings in LA led us to The Hammer Museum.  I was happy to share their fantastic permanent collection with her and talk about the artists as we admired each painting. […]

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Art History Lessons for Kids by Art History Mom

September 3, 2013

  Blog Recommendation - Art History Mom Creating FineArtMom.com has opened up a whole new world for me.  I was never really a blog reader or spent much time on the internet in the past besides looking something up here and there or getting lost in Facebook.  A couple of months ago I never would have […]

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Art Friendly Cities to Visit

August 28, 2013

  I recently ran across an article of the top 12 art places to visit in the U.S.  You can see the full report here at artplaceamerica.org.  I also found a great website to create graphics at easel.ly.  I put the two together and look what I created! I know I’ll be picking an art friendly […]

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Free Events For Kids – Explore Art & Culture

August 18, 2013

Did you know that Target sponsors free or reduced priced events in many communities?  I did not – so I’m sharing it with you! Fine art is not just about drawing and painting – explore Shakespeare, cultural history, and music with your kids!  Last Sunday we spent the day in Little Tokyo and visited the […]

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Watercolor Painting With My Daughter On Vacation

August 5, 2013

  Our family recently traveled up to the Lake Tulloch area of California for a mini vacation.  I was eager to escape the traffic and congestion of Los Angeles in exchange for blue skies and beautiful landscapes.  I was very pleased with my choice of location to spend a few days away enjoying nature.  We […]

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Art in Schools Inspires Tomorrow’s Creative Thinkers | Edutopia

July 28, 2013

  When I created this website, I wrote this slogan for myself – “What our children create today shapes our future for tomorrow”. This article I ran across today describes exactly that.  It’s so important that our children create:  drawing & painting, writing, music, any creative process that is of interest to them.  What they […]

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Free Museum Days in LA for Kids

July 8, 2013

My daughter and I talk about drawing and painting everyday.  Today she had fun drawing by turning a simple piece of paper into a “phone”.  She drew the buttons, added some lines for numbers to call and then made one for all of us so we could “talk”.  I love how she just decided to […]

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Anyone Can Be An Artist: We’re Born To Create

July 3, 2013

Drawing and Painting are the most basic means of creative expression for any human being and nurturing that desire in our children is imperative.   I truly feel that as a Mom, I am my daughter’s first teacher, not only in Art, but in everything.  It is my obligation and privilege to show her new things, […]