Oh! I’m so excited I can hardly contain myself! It’s almost time for Art in August, where we break out our old (or our kids’) art supplies, have a play, and post the results on our blog. And here’s the really exciting part: I’ve got some friends in Blog Land to play along with me! It’s ridiculous the amount of excitement this gives me.
So far, my fellow art-alongers are:
Naturally Cathy of The Plucky Parent. Cathy is a fellow mummy-blogger (except she’s a ‘mommy’) who has already STARTED with an amazing coloured-pencil-on-printer-paper piece that took the length of one nap time to create (not her nap, obviously). It’s called Indigo Violet and you can see it here.
セレネ of 可愛い国. I will be calling this blog “Kawaii kuni”, which is the Roman alphabet equivalent of the blog’s name. It translates to “cute country”, in reference to the Netherlands, where the blog is written, but I forgot to ask セレネ for her name (how rude of me!). Kawaii Kuni is written in Japanese, Dutch and sometimes English too (perfect English, I might add). The thing I love about this group art project is that it completely transcends language. I can’t wait to see what セレネ creates!
Red Lipstick Mama is a “schizo-psychotic 30 (something) year old mum with verbal diarrhea who is in search for cheap therapy” blogging from Harlem, New York. Red Lipstick Mama has also started creating with an incredible denim and lace headpiece called Emily which you can see here.
M of the mmmmm family. Actually, her name is Michaela, but I couldn’t resist. I’m just getting to know this magical blog, but it’s a joy to read. I suspect Michaela is as terrified as I am about this project, but that’s just why we need to do this! Michaela signed on just last night and I did a lot of bouncing around in excitement.
Allison Profeta of Allison Road. Allison joined as I was writing this post. Soooooo exciting! Allison is so talented that she did a post for this before “Art in August” was even thought of! In it she documents the struggle and inner turmoil of a militia of GI Joe soldier figurines trying to survive in a world they cannot control. I hope she shares more of these!
Perhaps you might like to join us? It’s not too late! If you are a fellow blogger, leave me a comment at the bottom of this post and I will be sure to link to you. If you don’t have a blog, perhaps you could share your art on the blog’s Facebook page or perhaps you could email it to me and I’ll post it for you. Matilda has already asked if she can join in and I’ll be posting some of her works as well.
I’ve already started on my first piece, I did the outlines while I was waiting to pick Matilda up from netball practice. It’s so much fun but I wouldn’t be doing it if it weren’t for Art in August! Hurrah!