we have a scrumptious way to finish up week six of backyard art camp….dessert art inspired by the artist Wayne Theibaud! coming to us fresh from the wonderful Sanae Ishida. If you are like me, Theibaud might not be a familiar name but his artwork most likely is. he is the artist that draws gum ball machines and delectable sweets. perfect for introducing kids to art, right? Sanae’s backyard art camp involves making fruit pizzas and then asking her daughter to draw them. be sure to check it out (and set aside some time to explore her lovely blog while you are at it. you won’t regret it.)
leave it to Sanae to come up with something so perfect, too. Sanae is seemingly capable of sewing anything and makes the most amazing clothing for herself and her daughter. her blog is a visual feast in the most tasteful and sophisticated way possible. more than likely, you are already familiar with Sanae and her seamstress talents. if not, well then, you’re welcome. if you followed the summer Kids Clothes Week you might have stumbled upon the fantastic collaboration Sanae did with her daughter…her daughter sketched out what she wanted and Sanae created it! now that is one superstar sewing mama!
of course, she doesn’t just sew clothing. Sanae is interested in all manner of crafts and creativity in many forms. plus, her tidbits of conversation shared with her daughter are hilarious.
Jane and I are so excited to have Sanae’s project join backyard ART camp! dessert art. suites me just fine!
hard to believe we have already covered so much ground, isn’t it? nothing has made me happier than seeing all of these extraordinary projects come together. are you just finding us? here is a list of every project so far:
- found object art-inspired canvases adorned with the treasures gathered on nature walks with me
- picture and art books to spark inspiration and conversation
- pointillism-inspired paintings with something other than a paint brush with Jane.
- christo-inspired backyard decorations with fabric scraps with crafting connections
- kiddie kandinsky art with my life at playtime
- henri rousseau-inspired mixed media installation from the crafty kitty
- Graphite and Collage Figure Art inspired by Lisa Congdon and Jaime Zollars with Miranda of Miranda Makes
- andy goldsworthy-inspired rock sculptures with dawn from simple things notebook
- river rock decorating with a Geninne Zlatkis-inspired project from Stephinie at Gypsy Forest
- Colorful mosaics inspired by the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi with Courtney of Mon Petit Lyons
- wonderfully messy Jackson Pollack-inspired art with Carla from small + friendly
know what is even more amazing than that? there is still more to come from these fantastic bloggers. (yes, indeed, there is more!):
- jennet from feathered nest studio
- tara from girl like the sea
have you been creating with your kids too? don’t forget to share with us,
we love to see what you’ve been making! use the hashtag #backyardartcamp if you share elsewhere, too. be sure to follow our Pinterest board where we are gathering all the projects in one place. happy art making!
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