Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cupcakes, Tea and Domesticity

A look back at last week since I dropped the ball on posting the latest additions to my shop! It seems dropping the ball is a regular occurrence for me. I suppose it comes with the full-time mamma territory, especially when my honey has spent most of the summer away at youth camps. A week with two little boys, two dogs, and a frazzled Mamma for the 3rd time in a few short months can get pretty sticky pretty fast! In spite of it all the kids were kept clean, more or less, the house was kept clean, more or less, and I was very pleased that I was able to stick to my modest goal of listing new goodies daily! I have to cling to the little victories.

Large Flower Magnets by Papercut Kitchen

I added a bunch of different designs on these magnets throughout the week. You can check them all out at the Papercut Kitchen!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sneak Peak Sunday

I've been photographing like crazy today so I can add a bunch of new items to my neglected lil' Kitchen. I love making, I just don't always love the process it takes to get my goodies online! So here's a sneak peak to tide you over and hopefully I will have them all ready to start going into my shop tomorrow!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Papercut Kitchen Graphics: Church Website and Logo

I worked on this website for First United Methodist Church of Hot Springs, AR ages ago and can't believe I'm just getting around to sharing it here. I did a lot of the photography that was on the site. Since then it has been in the hands of the church, growing and changing according the their needs, but above is a screen shot of how the homepage was when I first set it up. Below is the logo that I designed for the church. I like the more modern approach I took with the traditional cross and flames symbolism of Methodism.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Art The Art Mannequin

Mr. Golden Curls, my little budding artist. He really is amazingly creative and artistic. He is always wanting to make things, always thinking of making movies, or how he can make robots out of paper that actually move, or costumes out of paper sacks and cardboard boxes. The picture above is a blackboard at our church that he spent a good chunk of time filling up with amazing drawings while I made signs for Vacation Bible School. When he gets focused on something he's unstoppable, just don't expect him to be focused on what you want him to be!

My boys may be getting big but they're still having important (to me) firsts, like brand spankin' new real live art supplies for the first time ever! A couple of weeks ago, while Pappa was gone at camp, the boys and I were suffering from some serious cabin fever. I decided it was time for a trip to Hobby Lobby for some new markers and to look for some little project for the boys to do.When we walked into the store Mr. Golden Curls declares "I know what I want and it's little!" Turned out to be a little art mannequin, which thrilled me to no end, and led to me spending a wee bit more to get him his first sketchbook, set of pencils, eraser, and blending stumps...mmmm, art supplies.

Do you see those drawing skills?! Not bad for a first attempt by a 6 year old!

Lil' Spitfire is nipping at big brother's artistic heals. At four he's already drawing things that are recognizable and loves to act things out on paper. So what starts as a picture of a guy with a thought bubble, words and all, may be reduced to green scribble when there's an unfortunate slime explosion set off by the bad guy. He loved these double sided markers with one side marker and the other side a stamp.

If my boys grow up to be bean counters finding happiness in computers, calculators and cubicles that will be fine with me, but it is nice to see some creativity sparking in their little minds!