Friday, January 29, 2010

eDe W b

I have no idea what EDEWB means, but it must have something to do with this little guy. This is another one of my paintings inspired by one of Noah's drawings.

We tried art night again this week with much better results (meaning no one was sad afterward). We drew into styrofoam plates and then printed them. Art night was so much more fun without the high expectations.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A bad mommy moment

I love kid's art work. I see all these great pictures in magazines where they have their kid's wonderful, colorful, whimsical, huge paintings decorating their home. So, I try it... I arm my children with canvases and acrylic paint (in a perfect, selected by mommy, palette) and let them paint their hearts out. They had fun. They learned about color mixing. They used a lot of paint. They did not, however, create anything wall worthy. I tried not to look disappointed, but my 6 year old Noah Boah could tell. When he hugged me and told me, "I'm sorry my painting isn't good" I felt like the worst mommy ever. What sort of artist and art teacher mom puts pressure on her kids to create a certain way? So, after I apologized and let them paint like crazy, on paper. I put them to bed and came up with this solution:

The painting is mine. It is based on one of Noah's wonderful drawings of robots that I had in my journal. I like the painting, he likes the painting, I think I'm on to something here!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Waiting is hard, but you don't have to do it alone. New work and my sister-in-law's birthday present.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


New Year's Eve was spent making paper mache boats with a good friend and my son. It was not the wild party of my younger years, but still lovely.

Friday, January 8, 2010

views from my friday

Snow days are lovely....

Saturday, January 2, 2010

tWenTy tEn

tenety ten journal, originally uploaded by jillpostema.

tWeNty tEn

Happy New Year!

This is my new art journal for the year. Each year I create a new journal for drawings, ideas and writing. Each journal also has a theme. Last year my theme was "Trying not to Change." A terrible theme, I know, and it really didn't work. My babies continued to grow and, my scariest proposition, my Epileptic son went off to full day kindergarten. But, I am happy to report things worked out fine. Apparently, my being with him at all times is not what keeps his seizures away. It is been painfully, but wonderful to watch him grow and change. He loves kindergarten and I love who he is becoming.

Next year promises more changes, E.B. and preschool for example, but I'm ready to meet them head on. So I think this year's theme is "Exciting new stuff", but it is a work in progress, just like me.