Pirate tales

Hand made toys are the best…here Nadia is working on a pirate and mermaid scene using felt.

Measuring, cutting, sticking…

Painting little peg dolls…

And then playing and seeing her stories take shape…

The dolls are so cute!

The story goes like this…a pirate sailing the high seas, meeting mermaids and finding a chest of treasure…sunsets and adventure πŸ˜ƒ

Imagination and creativity come alive.

Have a great week.



Getting ready for Halloween

Making further additions to our Halloween display…inspired by Day of the dead we painted some peg dolls.

We painted a witch next and made a hat and cloak for her with felt.

Nadia made a little red riding hood peg doll…all ready here in her felt hood.

Looking very cool with the day of the dead masks we worked on a different day.

Here’s the final display. My camera battery was charging as we worked so I could not take any pictures while Nadia made these items.

Have a great week.



All things tiger

Nadia has been fascinated by tigers lately…She asked for a tiger face painting for a Halloween party…

Once we were back home, she announced she just had to paint a tiger. So pencil to paper and paints…the tiger jumped right out of her onto the paper she said 😊

Love it!

Have a great week!



Starry night in the open sea

Summer solstice 2017…longest day…how did we celebrate?

Dinner in the park, painting and playing…what better way!

Nadia took her painting outside…creating waves here πŸ™‚

Taking a break here while we wait for the paint to dry…


Back again…adding some dark blue waves


Ozzie waits patiently for Nadia to finish…

Adding a little boat now…


Another break…


Adding finishing touches…


Love the finished artwork πŸ™‚

Starry night in the open sea…


Have a great week.




Yes We Can

What an amazing day, a huge, worldwide mass demonstration under the banner of women’s rights…what a historic moment. Quoting from Dan Rather’s post on facebook today… In the”Wizard of OZ”, Dorothy famously said to her dog, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore”.

A perfect paintingΒ  for today, tribute to the last 8 years under President Barack Obama. A perfect example of a leader, a father, a husband, a decent human being. Thank you for your service.

Have a great weekend.



I am the Wolf Knight

Sunday well spent! Cutting out cardboard, gluing and painting…

Putting together this Knight’s accessories was a ton of fun!fullsizerender1


Trying it on for size here…fullsizerender3

Let’s get down to painting…dscf0269

A happy customer…dscf0270

Almost done…dscf0271


Adding details to the sword…dscf0275

Adding the signature of the Wolf Knight…dscf0276


Here’s everything!dscf0278

Omg doesn’t she look heroic?dscf0283

Getting into the mood πŸ™‚ dscf0282My life is good πŸ™‚



In a world of mortals, we are wonder women

It’s been a great last 6 weeks…however every evening Nadia has been pointing out “I am not having any fun”….what she means is she’s done very little painting.

So here’s our attempt to spend some time catching up!

I draw, she paints…ww1

Yeah, that’s Wonder Woman aka her mom πŸ™‚ww2

Here’s the final version…ww3

A quick change into her costume and a photo with the same pose for 2016…dscf0260

We are Wonder Women…dscf0263


Have a happy new year.