Grace E. Hester, just-turned-30, corporate-working mom of 2 young daughters who sold out her creative soul when she moved from Singapore to Cleveland, Ohio when she finally found a man who was worthy. Join her on her journey from concrete jungle to mid-west surburbia of Westerville, Ohio, from college grad to mother of two, from mtv to numbers-crunching . . . all while trying to balance the pretty with practical in her life.
I am looking forward to the partnership between Tales of the Multi-Tasking Mom and Blick Art as well as both my daughter’s art teachers to promote the Blick Art Art Room Aid initiative. As most of you would have heard through the news or through personal experience at your kids’ schools, a lot of schools or arts programs catering to education program are struggling to keep their art programs alive. This is where Blick Art’s Art Room Aid can help! It is a program that seeks to, and is helping teachers across the country enlist the aid of parents, families, friends, and other art advocates to fund their art projects and keep creative learning going.
Want to learn more? A group of bloggers and I are participating in a Twitter Party to share the word on how you can
Support art education
Make sure art continues to play a role in your children’s lives, and
Spread the word about Art Room Aid in your community
We'll be discussing projects you can do with your own kids, and sharing sources of inspiration. I am also looking forward to sharing the two very different, but very relevant projects that both my daughter’s teachers have so graciously agreed to work on that in turn, takes the program to the next level by giving back to the community.
When: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2 p.m. ET
Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #BlickARA hashtag to track the conversation. See this Twtvite for more info and to RSVP: http://twtvite.com/BlickARA
Prizes: We will give away five total prizes - two $25 Blick gift coupons, two $50 Blick gift coupons, and one $75 Blick gift coupon.
The last time we did anything with Gianna's room was almost 5 years ago when we moved Naia into her current room and re-did Gianna's room as a nursery. Since then, she's given up her baby crib and moved into a twin-sized bed, gotten a study desk and dressers, and has a closet nook that was hastily put together because Naia had one in her room.
And although she's still very much a pink-and-purple girl, I've been pointed out other colors that she might consider in her room and surprisingly the aqua/robin's egg blue palette has sat well with her.
and it's been fun! It's really helping me compare different bedding/rug/fabric/accessories together visually. Even in the case where the photos online are not exactly how I would like them, I can edit them and then upload them onto the board.
For example, we have a short expedit-like open-back shelving unit that I thought we could update with some fabric or paper backing so I digitally changed the colors and added it to the board.
Now I can see all the options on the design board and make a decision later! Love it!
Naia made Noah a "I love you more than ice-cream" card (wow, that's deep love right there), and Gianna's commissioned me to draw one with Daddy holding their hands, then added foam stickers and colored in the card. She also added a foam sticker of a half-eaten lollipop on Daddy's hand. We celebrated Father's Day at Columbus Fish Market (yum!) with my Dad, Mom, and sister as well. The company was good, the food was delicious, and short of a mini-meltdown from Gianna when she was brought near the lobster tank, it was a really nice evening. Happy Father's Day to Noah and my Dad!
Gianna is my crafter-kid. I mean both of them like to do things with their hands but Gianna is an AVID crafter. This was also confirmed by her teacher at school who says that she is her favourite kid [to do crafts with] because she has so much enthusiasm and puts so much care into her piece.
When she brought me the canvas art piece I am holding in my hands at Breakfast with Mom (an annual event the school hosts in celebration of Mother's Day), she was so proud and earnest, it just made the moment that much more sweet and heartwarming.
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