Friday, February 11, 2011
My kids are always wanting to get in my studio and paint. I am trying to be better about letting them but it always seems like such a big ordeal. I saw this great idea on Design Sponge thanks to Merrilee at Mer Mag.
We started with blank paper that I gridded off into boxes.
I think a big key here is limiting the palette which we did with Valentine colors. The kids love mixing new colors and talking about what combinations make what so I gave them lots of white.
Then the kids got to work filling in their squares.
They worked really hard and did not tire until they were finished. I am in love with the results and am hunting frames to show off their masterpieces.
I know I shared my Valentines for this year made with the paint chips. I wanted to share these from a couple of years ago that I made.
I stumbled upon a booth selling these antique Valentines for $1 each at Lakewood 400. I could have stood there all day looking at the lovely images and the hilarious wording and the beautiful cursive signatures on the back that read things like "To Ethel Love, Johnny".
I used scrapbooking papers and stickers and embellished the cards. Here are my results.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I've told you about my love affair with Yeah Burger on the Westside. I thought it couldn't get much better but it has. Yoforia has opened around the corner and is the perfect end to a perfect meal.
Yoforia in my opinion is the yogurt equivalent of getting a golden ticket to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. There are big machines that line a green tiled wall with levers that you get to pull to fill up your cup with whatever mixture of flavors you like.
I love the original tart flavor. It is such a nice contrast to all the mess of sweetness and chocolate and goo I am going to top it with. Then there is the candy counter filled with bins of every color and shape and flavor you could want on your yogurt.
Again, mix and fill until your masterpiece is complete. Then they weigh your cup and you pay by the weight. This is just magnificent. I have loved yogurt since TCBY was my grandmother's place to take me to get White Chocolate Mousse and whatever they had swirled it with that day. This takes frozen yogurt to a whole new level and I hope it stays there for quite a while. Oh, and the yogurt is all organic and nonfat so go ahead, add a few more toppings.