100th Day of School

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Today is the Cutie Patootie's 100th Day of Kindergarten!!!
Her homework assignment was to decorate a t shirt in honor of this special day.

C's favorite color is red so she wanted to decorate the shirt with hearts.  Good thing Valentine's day is around the corner!  
There are 100 sparkling hearts on this shirt, count them!

For the front I just cut out a simple heart stencil (made from construction paper).  I then taped the stencil to the front of the shirt.  C had fun filling it in with all of the hearts.  We did use dollops of fabric glue to help the hearts stay in place.  That way the foam stickers wouldn't just fall of through out the day.
On the back of the shirt I wanted to reference the 100 days along with the 'love'ly hearts all over the front. 

C loved how it turned out.   I can't wait to hear how this fun day went!

With whimsy~


Friday, January 27, 2012
These little guys are new to the Etsy Shop!
Find them HERE!!!

8x10 (set of 2)
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
Little Extras: white marabou tail / pink ribbon on neck

Bunnies, 8x10 (set of 2)

Bunnies, 8x10 (set of 2)

Also available without the marabou tail and ribbon...

With whimsy~

Mama Like: Do-a-Dot Art

This product may not be new to most of you, especially those of you who have preschoolers, are teachers, or are just plain crafty.  But, I love them so much so I thought I would share them anyway.  They are a handy dot making paint stick that are super easy for little hands to use.  The Cutie Patootie (now 5) still loves creating masterpieces with them and my 2 year old is amazed and oh so proud of what he creates.   You can find them at your local craft store or even online.

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There are tons of different art projects that you can create with Do-a-Dot Art.
Inside the product box there was a handy project instructional list. We will be trying a few out and sharing them here soon.

Here is Mr. M in the zone...
 I drew a simple line drawing of the letter M.  He had a blast following the line to create the letter.  He was very proud of himself.

And here he is creating the #2.... 

If you don't have these already, they are a creative must have for little ones!!

With whimsy~

Flowering Tree

Thursday, January 26, 2012
This custom order was recently created to coordinate with Pottery Barn Kids'  Pink Penelope bedding.
My client knew that she loved the style of my 'Erin Olivia' painting but  wanted something to spread across three canvases to hang above the crib.  Here is what I came up with!

Flowering Tree
11x14 (set of 3)
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
Sealed with a clear matte varnish


I love how this turned out so much that I am now offering it in my Etsy shop!

Find it HERE!!!

With whimsy~

Owls on a Limb

Monday, January 23, 2012
These wise little owls are back by popular demand!!!

Find them in my Etsy Shop HERE!!

Owls on a limb, (set of 8), Acrylic on Canvas, MADE TO ORDER
8x10 (set of 8)
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
All four sides of canvases are decoratively finished, no framing necessary!

These paintings can be customized to coordinate with your specific color palette
Available in a variety of sizes and  set canvas amounts (set of 2, 3, 4, etc)

Owls on a limb, (set of 8), Acrylic on Canvas, MADE TO ORDER

Owls on a limb, (set of 8), Acrylic on Canvas, MADE TO ORDER

Owls on a limb, (set of 8), Acrylic on Canvas, MADE TO ORDER

Contact me HERE to get started on your custom order today!!!

These owls were originally inspired by my 'Erin Olivia' painting (seen HERE).

With whimsy~

Ryder Trains

Thursday, January 19, 2012
This recent custom order was inspired by Pottery Barn Kids' Ryder train sheets.

20x24 (set of 3)
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
Sealed with a clear matte varnish

Below are the specific trains that my customer selected for me to recreate:

Want to see more Elizabeth Lauren train paintings?

 With whimsy~

Personalized Sunshine Chevron

Thursday, January 12, 2012
This custom order was created for one of my Etsy customers who's mother would always sing 'You Are My Sunshine ' to her grandchildren (my customers four children).  The song and their memories of her singing it are very special.  This canvas was given as a gift over the holidays to his 4 children.  
What a wonderful and heartfelt gift.

With whimsy~

Etsy Love: Zoey Oh!

Monday, January 9, 2012


I absolutely love this Etsy shop!
Cute, trendy (yet practical :)  )  laminated cloth bibs and place mats!

....and did I mention they are all reversible!
Baby-to-Toddler Bib, Waterproof & Wipeable Laminated Cotton, Snap Pocket, Reversible, CUSTOM DESIGN
image from here

These make such cute gifts!

Click HERE to visit Zoey Oh's Etsy Shop.

With whimsy~

Lavender La Ballerinas

Friday, January 6, 2012
11x14 (set of 3)
little extras:  tulle tutu with coordinating ribbon in hair

 Find these paintings in my Etsy Shop HERE!!!

With whimsy~

Mama Like: Fingerprint Fabulous

Thursday, January 5, 2012
We love arts and crafts around here, so the Cutie Patootie was thrilled to get a few crafty type kits from Santa this year.

She especially loves the Fingerprint Fabulous by Klutz.

Klutz is the co. that makes all of those great crafty type kits (book style)  that you find at barnes and noble, etc.

I love this particular book because it is SUPER EASY for kids to create fun images using their fingerprints and a few simple line drawings.  This book is a great tool to teach basic drawing skills and creativity.  C's self satisfaction of creating a cool creature that she may not typically draw is priceless. C asks to draw in this book every night before bed.

We LOVE it!

It also makes the PERFECT birthday gift for a buddy.

With whimsy~

Real Room: Penelope Birdies

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Here is a look at my Penelope Birdies (set of 3) in their new home!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful nursery photos, M!!!

This set was created to replicate (with permission) THIS artwork, and to coordinate with Pottery Barn Kids' Penelope Bedding. 

See the original Penelope Birdies blog post HERE.

With Whimsy~

i love you to the moon - and back

Monday, January 2, 2012
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
pewter 3 dimensional paint (wording)
sealed with a clear matte varnish

This painting is completely customizable!
Choose your own color palette, size, wording, etc.

Find this painting in my etsy shop HERE!!!

With whimsy~