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My fondest childhood gift memory was receiving a wooden art box with cubbies – I spent hours organizing all of my art supplies in that box. Is it coincidental that Santa gave my daughter an Art Box as well? I think not!!

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Marker drawings by me. Watercolor & googlie eyes by Ava Blu.

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I took my niece for the day to visit The Academy of Natural Sciences. We had a ton of fun drawing and painting everything we saw.

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“Memory”

I broke out the watercolor kit for this one!! And actually winded up using a variety of media.

She’s painted in watercolor & gouache with a few collage elements including the flower in her hair and the stamps in her dress. The background is comprised of some old envelopes I’ve had. I scanned them in and composed the background in photoshop since I couldn’t bring myself to rip them up. This way I get to keep the envelopes intact and still use them.

I’ve been wanting to do a fashion series and lately and have been really inspired by the line work and intricate jewelry detail of Indian Pahari paintings. So I’m hoping to incorporate more of that feeling going forward. Let’s see what the next “word” challenge will be…

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Ava Blu & Mama’s Collaborative Valentine Crafting

Collaborative Valentine Crafting

Location: Kitchen Table

My 3yr old daughter and I made some some Homemade Valentine’s for her  daycare card exchange . She art directed and I drew. Then she watercolored stickered glued and glittered. (with a little assistance) So much fun!!

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Altoids Watercolor Palette

This weekends project. So much fun and I’m totally loving it along with my new waterbrush. My sketch book entries look so much nice in color!!

You will need:

1. Altoids Tin

2. Sculpey Clay

3. Pencil or chopstick (to make the holes)

4. Tube Watercolor

Directions:

Sculpt clay into Tin

Make number of desired holes (to hold colors) with a eraser end of a pencil

Bake following Sculpey directions

Let cool and then fill holes with watercolor paint. Let dry and there you have it!

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