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Scribblin’ Inspiration

Scribblin’ Inspiration

 

Inspiration is a funny thing– it can really come from anywhere. And while inspiration is all around us, sometimes it feels like there’s just a big roadblock between your head and your hands.

 

Creative prompts can be a great way to get the imagination rolling (see here, here, and here), but maybe they’re too specific for the mood you’re in. There are times when you could use a jumpstart, but want something broad that you can take and run with in your own way. Well, we’ve got you covered here, too!

 

Every so often, we’ll throw out an image or idea to get the ball rolling. Any part of it can pique your interest– texture, color, topic, associations, whatever! Let the idea take you wherever you want.

 

Now without further ado, I give you today’s inspiration. (Drumroll please)

Jellyfish FlipPhoto via The Jellyfish Lovers Blog

 

The jellyfish is a most elusive creature. Feared for its sting, it can easily ruin a day at the beach, yet it is so beautiful and elegant in its movement. Its transparency and long flowing tentacles give it an unlikely grace. Shape-wise, though, it reminds me of a mushroom. Its variations in color and its ghost-like quality make it a great subject for such mediums as watercolors, colored pencils, and tissue paper. But feel free to try anything! Again, these are just some thoughts and images to get you started.

 

Jellyfish Lamp

Jellyfish Stars

Photo via Fine Art America                                                   Photo via Jellyfish!

 

Where did the jellyfish take your imagination? We’d love to see what you came up with! Share a link in our comments or post a picture to our Facebook page!

 

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Posted by Andi Thea, on January 27th, 2013 at 5:35 am. No Comments

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Decorate with Flower Friends!

Looking for a fun spring craft to do with the kids? Here is a fun craft idea to spruce up the garden or a fun bouquet of flowers!

Simply click on the image, download, print and get scribbley! Make these fun flower friends with the kids and add them to any flower arrangement. Your kids will love to see them on display and it makes a great gift for friends and family!

Putting your kids crafts on display is an excellent way to inspire and encourage creativity. The kids will light up everyone someone compliments their work and they will be happy to see that mom and dad are proud!

What crafts have you been making with your family? Share with us on Facebook!

Posted by Andi Thea, on May 16th, 2012 at 10:42 pm. No Comments

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Kindergarten Day!

Hi Scribblers!

Tomorrow, April 21st is Kindergarten Day! In 1837, Friedrich Froebel started the first Kindergarten in Germany. Froebel built the school on the principles of the innate interests and curiosities of children and formatted to the way children learn best; through song and play, arts & crafts and close interaction with nature!

I’m sure you can look back with joy on your early days as a kindergartener! This year, play with the principles Froebel based Kindergarten on- encourage and inspire creativity in your kids through arts & crafts! Once a week, make time to sit down with the family to do an after-dinner-scribble. With one piece of paper, have everyone take turns drawing/coloring/scribbling and add to the picture. Create a story, a scene or try encouraging the family to show something they observed in nature. Have everyone participate and share in giggles as you sit back to look at your  finished art!

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