This is me in 1999 with my daughter Tangereen, proudly showing off the completed blue mural in my bedroom.
This week's Blog Carnival theme for the Etsy Bloggers team is "Your Crafting Helpers." Tangereen has definitely always been a big inspiration to me!
I designed the blue mural to be a frame around the mirror on the antique dressing table my parents gave me. Here is the same wall, as it looked when filled with lights for our TV shoot for HGTV's "Look What I Did" (don't forget to watch us on September 19 at 6:00 pm ET/PT!):
Tangereen is a very crafty child. She makes animals out of cardboard boxes and she invented her own style of "string paintings" where she weaves colored yarn through pegboard to make pictures and designs. Here we are painting river rocks at a campground on the Snake River, the summer before she started kindergarten:
Here's Tangereen now (she's going into 8th grade), in the backyard, painting a bunch of miniature coffee mugs she found at SCRAP:Now, onto Julius, who is 11 and is going into 6th grade. Julius is more of a graphic designer than a crafter. He has created many cool cartoon characters, and he is managing his own shop on Cafe Press called Julius Chaos. He also has his Dug & Burger comic books at Guapo Comics. The characters are all food. They live in a refrigerator and have great adventures. Here he is the day Guapo bought three copies of one of his books: And here he is drawing some Dug & Burger guys on my car!
I am really proud of my awesome kids and the many creative things they do. They help me just by being themselves!
Please visit Nora Bella's blog to get all the links for this week's blog carnival.