4.17.2011

So what is next?

Well the art exhibition was wonderful and unforgettable.  I could hardly hold back my tears the whole time.  The kids were so proud of themselves.   I can't wait to show you pictures.  I felt so busy meeting grandparents and looking at artwork that I did not take as many pictures as I would have liked to but I still have lots to show you!  I will be posting those pictures soon.

Today I am taking it easy in recuperation from the big weekend.  I thought I would answer some questions that I could not get around to answering late last week.  The biggest question is...........
 what is next for Pineapple Paintbrush???  Well I am just taking this crazy adventure day by day.  I have so many fun ideas and projects that I want to share with you.  At the same time I am looking forward to being a soccer mom.  It is officially soccer and baseball season at our house and it is killer busy but sooooo fun!   So I recommend that you add me to your blog list or google reader so that you will know when I post, since I will not be posting everyday.  Also, you are welcome to join my email list for any future information like classes or PDF's....  I do not send emails very often but I will definitely send an email if I have any announcements like a future art class.  To join my email list just leave a comment with your email address below.

Here are some ideas on the top of my list of things to post in the next while:

*I have been asked to go on a $200 shopping trip to Lakeshore Learning (my all time favorite store) and post about all the art supplies I buy!!!!  Are you kidding me, this is an opportunity of a lifetime for me.  I am so excited!

*Remember those wood art frames I made?  Well I would love to give a tutorial on how to make those!

*Also, now that the class is over you may be wondering the same thing I am, "how am I going to display all of the artwork?"  Well I am going to post a lot of great ideas.

*Many of you have told me that you are thinking about teaching art classes this summer based off of my PDF.  I can't tell you how happy that makes me.  I want to share some practical advice as far as how to teach a successful art class... what to charge... how many kids to include....

*I also would like to share some of the BONUS projects that are on the class PDF.   There are some awesome projects if I do say so myself.

*Mother's Day art ideas are running through my mind right now.....

*Toddler Art Ideas!!!  I can't wait to do some simple and fun art with my 18 month old and I would love to show you my ideas.

*My next TV appearance - on May 9th - AHHHH!  I am nervous already!

*Kids and photography.....  I am ready to dive into this with my boys and I can't wait to show you their pictures!

*My boys LOVE construction toys and we have quite a collection of different types.  If you think I am in love with art supplies, you might be surprised to know that I am even more in love with construction toys.  I think construction and art go hand in hand.  I want to show you all of our favorite construction toys and the amazing things my kids create with them!

*My kids are WAY into making and decorating paper airplanes right now.  You would not believe how many they make on a weekly basis.  I would love to do a tutorial on how to make a variety of paper airplanes.  If you are a mom of boys like me, your kids will think you are the COOLEST for teaching them!

This is just the beginning of the crazy ideas in my mind.  Will someone please turn off my head for a minute!!!


Here are a few questions I did not get around to answering last week:

For Leigh:  yes all of the Art History lessons are included in the PDF, great question.

For Cindy:  I agree that a project based off of Monet's Waterlilies would be awesome.  I have played around with some ideas in the past on that painting and I would love to share them with you.

For Barbie:  To paint with watercolor I usually use canvas paper or water color paper that I buy from Michaels.  Card Stock works pretty well too.  Art Supply stores have a variety of different thicker textured papers in a variety of sizes as well.  Do not use printer paper or construction paper.  Thanks for your question.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.

So stay tuned as this crazy adventure continues and please share my site with your friends.

10 comments:

  1. Thank You again for all your work with the wonderful art class.I'm excited to read those posts you mentioned.

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  2. I would love to see the tutorial on those frames. I'd love to frame a painting (maybe the big flower like Georgia O'Keefe?) from our little art class and have the kids give them to their moms....our exhibition night will be the day before Mother's day. Can't wait to see any and all projects and ideas you have to share. I have gained a ton of confidence in regard to art, teaching and creativity from doing this little art class with the kids in the neighborhood. THANKS!

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  3. Thanks for the response, Dani! Sounds like you have a wonderful line-up ahead! Can't wait! Sounds exciting!!

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  4. Dani, A huge thank you to the efforts you've put into creating and sharing amazing art ideas for the young kids. You've also inspired and emboldened parents like myself. Your ideas above are all amazing and I anxiously await the next posts.

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  5. Hey Dani babe! I'm in awe of the amazing projects and fun variety you have provided. I can't believe where this blog is taking you! Lakeshore learning shopping sprees and TV appearances!! GO DANI!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your passion and your talent. Annie and I did a few things :) I would LOVE to hear your ideas for toddler art! Loves to you xoxo

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  6. I want to thank you so much for creating this Art Class! I purchased the PDF and gave it to the allowed number of friends, and have told many others to go buy their own! We're all planning on doing the class this summer with our kids since we knew we couldn't commit the time when you were holding yours. :) I've been collecting all the supplies and my kids have been loving all of the new mediums to play with until we start the official class. I really can't thank you enough for doing this! We are thrilled & can't wait to see what else you're going to teach us in the future! THank you for sharing your talent and passion with all of us!

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  7. Hi Dani, I would love to join your email list!! I think you already have me email address.
    Natalie Ralphs :)

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  8. Hi Dani,
    I just wanted to let you know that I linked to your blog on my blog.

    kadie-sevenalive.blogspot.com

    Hope that is ok. Thanks for all the great ideas!!!

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  9. I love coming to your site! For my kiddos, we're sticking with watercolors, otherwise my walls would be more colorful than they are - no matter how hard I tried! But I am so inspired by what you do with your love of art! I can't wait until my guys are older to try some of this out! Thank you!

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  10. Just found your site yesterday and am loving it! I am going to putchase your pdf and work through the course with my kdis this summer and end the summer with a big art show in our back yard.

    I love that I can copy it three times! I am going to give one copy to a local not for profit that offered art classes last year - I'm sure they will love the ideas.

    I would LOVE to see some ideas for toddlers! I have an almost 6 year old, a 3 year old and a 2 year old and would love to have some projects geared to the younger one.

    Thank you so much for sharing these ideas. It makes it a lot easier for the rest of us to instill a love of art and some creativity in our children and their friends!

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