time for more backyard art camp…the summer-long series of artist-inspired projects for kids from a dozen inspiring bloggers!
today, I’m so excited to introduce andrea folsom and danielle reiner from crafting connections! these inspired women run crafting connections, which is both a magazine and also a website dedicated to providing tools and inspiration for raising creative children, while providing opportunities for grown-ups to learn about themselves along the way.
at the heart of their creative work is the belief that it’s possible to craft an authentic, connected, and creative life through the act of making. andrea and danielle publish a quarterly creative magazine for little ones and their grown-ups, as well as small-run magazines, specialty-themed craft kits, story stones and more – all of this is offered in their shop! pretty amazing, isn’t it? while you are poking around their site be sure to check out the current edition of their free mini -mag!
they do lots of delightful projects for kids such as this amazing dreamcatchers project that is designed to spark conversations about dreams while also helping little ones feel safe at night.
as you would expect, their project for backyard art camp is really, truly fantastic. in fact, it is three outdoor fabric art projects all inspired by the artistic team of Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude are the folks that cloaked central park in saffron fabric a while back. as andrea and danielle described,
“…they create grand works of art in public spaces simply for the joy and the beauty of it. Art for the sake of art. Their art is large and compelling and quirky, just the sort of thing that really appeals to (and inspires) our little ones.”
Come see where inspiration took andrea and danielle in three fun outdoor fabric art projects for you & your little ones! isn’t this fun!
and of course, as we promised, the winner of the copy of MARTHA STEWART’S FAVORITE CRAFTS FOR KIDS, chosen after combining comments from both a happy stitch and Buzzmills and chosen by a random number generator is:
Kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS who said : ” My daughters are my favorite! They’re style is always changing and their imagination is wild!”
congratulations kim, we will contact your shortly!