Saturday, August 27, 2011

Collaborative Painting at Michaels

We held another Collaborative Painting event at Michaels and Josh lead this event again. It was fun to watch him paint and interact with the customers. He makes it look so easy!

Josh even had a 5 and 7 year old painting the water on this one! Here is the final piece, framed:

Here is what the first Collabrative Painting event produced. We decided to frame both pieces and display them in our classroom, they are just too beautiful not to show off!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

OT: Amazing Shade Illusion

I found this on Yahoo this morning and I thought this video was pretty neat. I have seen this done on paper but not in motion.

"It's a pretty impressive effect -- but it's not entirely new. The Checker Shadow illusion was published back in 1995 by MIT professor Edward H. Adelson, though optical illusion guru 'brusspup' really gives it new life by bringing it off the page and into the real world.

So how does it work, exactly? The key lies in the shadow cast by the cylinder and how our poor, confused brains process light. The shadow darkens the central square, but it still appears to be "light" in color because of the contrast with its darker neighbors. Our brains are so fooled by this local contrast that it's difficult to perceive that the "light" square in the shadow has the same absolute shade as the "dark" square out of it." ~ Yahoo

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Memories Suite

I made this page using a Digital Scrapbook software program called My Memories Suite. I have never used Digital Scrapbooking Software before so I thought I would give it a try. I have always used Paint Shop Pro, a graphics program. I decided to try this program and see if it would be easy to use because I am always getting asked what program is easy to use to make scrapbook pages. I was pleasantly surprised!

The program comes with basic scrapbooking supplies and you can download more at their website: My Memories Suite. You first select an album to create the pages in and then start building pages. You can save your album at anytime and you can export your pages as .jpg to share in your online communities.

I loved this program so much, I signed up to be an affiliate! Another suprise I didn't expect was the My Memories Suite owners gave me a $10 coupon code to share with you to get the program for $29.99 PLUS a $10 coupon to spend in the store! HOW AWESOME IS THAT?? To purchase this software, just go to My Memories Suite and put this code in the promotion box at checkout: STMMMS2703 .

Go take a look at their website and let me know what you think!

Collaboration Art

This was done at my Michael's store about 2 weeks ago. It is a Collaboration piece that involved many different people who stopped into our store and added a little bit. Josh, who is our framer and a local artist, hosted the event. He said it was so much fun to have everyone do a little bit and to see the entire piece come together. Even a 7 year old girl helped!

It is so beautiful and well put together... I think this is truly a work of art made from everyone!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Showing some love...

I have been so busy with my new doTERRA Essential Oil blog, I have not been showing my crafting blog some love! If you have not seen my doTERRA blog yet, YOU REALLY NEED TO! CLICK HERE!! doTERRA Essential Oils have changed my life! I don't feel sick anymore, I stopped going to get my weekly allergy shot from my allergist in April AND I have learned a TON about my body and how to let it heal itself naturally. Please CONTACT me if you would like more information, doTERRA Essential Oils are the BEST oils in the world and safe to ingest. They are Certified Pure Theraputic Grade oils and you will LOVE how they smell!

OK. Now, back to crafting! I will be posting again soon, and I can't wait to show you what I have in store!