Monday, 14 October 2013

Creative mamas


Hi hipsters!
One area of me that has lain pretty much dormant in recent years is my creativity. Sure, I write, make up songs with the kids,  get creative in the kitchen etc, but I really need to be making things.
So I saw a gorgeous painting of Dumbledore on a blog, and wanted it for myself,  and decided to paint it myself. The canvas cost 5.99, and we already had the acrylics and brushes. It isn't finished yet, but I just loved the very act of painting it.
I'm such a perfectionist I rarely draw or paint as they rarely turn out how I want,  but I'm pretty happy with this, and I don't really care!
I am going to keep my eye out for a gaudy old gold frame for it, and hang him in the hall.
Next will be paper craft,  I adore making cards, origami and little trinkets, I'll show you my stuff as I do it.

Recently I was sent some teething jewellery to review, made by a creative Dublin mama, it's silicone so kids can bite down on it, and not be wrecking your good stuff!

I think it would make lovely gifts for new mamas, and there's a great range of colours and styles. Her website is here

How does your creativity shine? 
Nee x

5 comments:

  1. holy shit. i was not expecting you to say that you painted that! so awesome, i adore the style and want one for myself! cool portraits in that style, you should do one of each of you in that style (and then some for me ;) )

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    1. Thanks a million Erin! I totally copied it off someone else, but will gladly take the compliments! I wanna do all the HP characters. How are you balancing your creativity with motherhood?x

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  2. Hurray for creative mamas!! Hurray for painting again! Do join me for the blogging carnival of creative mamas in November - to celebrate the launch of my book for creative mamas - The Rainbow Way: Cultivating Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood. Would SO love to have you - and lots of your readers join me! There are over 70 mamas around the world signed up over the 4 weeks! http://therainbowway.weebly.com/join-the-launch-take-part-in-the-carnival-of-creative-mothers.html

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    1. Thanks a mill Lucy, I'd love to join your carnival, I've had it flagged in my head, but every time I sit down to blog I end up doing my "business" stuff and not getting around to the fun stuff! Count me in and I'll get on to signing up this week x

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