Let me be honest, when I first became a mother I truly believed if I just did what I was ‘supposed’ to do as a mom I could shape them into the well-behaved, perfect children I knew I was destined to have. The reality: they are their own little people, through and through. They are just born that way. Another thing I learned: there is no ‘supposed right way blue print.’ The way my parents did it may have no effect on the beautiful little monsters that bless my life...
The coloring for adults trend has recently exploded. Meditative coloring books are in every book store, craft shop and local Walmart. As an artist, I have always felt that art is absolutely my most coveted therapy time. Now it seems art therapy has transcended all barriers and ended up in the lap of anyone looking for some mindful peace. What are the benefits of coloring and art therapy? Here are six believed benefits of coloring to stimulate positive mental health mental health.
Phew- this has been a week! Lots going on and unfortunately not as much progress as I would have loved to have seen. In any case, I thought I would share a few tips that may help you before you start your next painting project. I have a good friend who is a professional and she had shared some great expert advice with me. It has all been tested to the max on our remodel.
I recently had the opportunity to chat with a super inspiring woman, Anne Hockenberry of Birds and Berry Studio She is an amazing artist who loves to see God in the ordinary and capture the beauty in life. If you read a little about Anne, in the first couple lines you will see why I thought an interview with her would be so fitting for Shelby at Home. She is living and loving her passion in life,and her art. She has found inspiration in her family and love of nature, particularly birds with all thanks always to God.
Where do you find this stuff? This is a question I have been asked so many times. My momma has been dragging me to antique shops, garage sales, estate sales, and any other little bargain hunt there is since birth. Bargain antiquing is in my blood.
This week our goal was to get the walls plastered, paint, and come up with an inspiration composition for the space. I was able to get 1 1/2 out of three done. I home renovation terms I'm saying that is a win.
I have always been drawn to women in art. I think it is because you know they were a muse and they inspired the artist. I like to wonder what they were thinking as the artist took the shot that would be the masterpiece we see today. Surely the women had to be flattered by the attention, or did they know the were the center of attention?