April 25, 2010

Adam's Art Spot : Pizza Base Art

I have a crazy creative boy living in my house, who LOVES art and crafts and tackles them with speed and gusto! Needless to say he has many great ideas of his own. In fact, my ideas are often left by the way side and replaced with his. I must say that managing his enthusiasm and my little one at the same time, makes for very messy, high energy, disaster management art sessions. But I do it - 'cause I know it's good for them!

I previously promised to share some of my son's super art ideas, so I have decided to make this a regular feature.  So I hope you enjoy this, the first of "Adam's Art Spot".

Now I'm sure that these are not all original ideas, in that Adam may have seen the idea on TV, or in a book, or at School. I, however, am choosing to give him full credit for them, seen as he always tends to put his own spin on art. As for this idea, he claims he just got this idea from his brain! Who am I to argue! So these lovely plates are painted polystyrene pizza bases. Painted and then using the back of the paintbrush, while the paint is still wet, he has drawn his family. I'm the green one, Dad red, and Adam and his baby brother in yellow! I think these make rather attractive and modern wall art!

Now you may know of "Art Attack." I only know the books, having never seen a TV program or a DVD. My son and I can both highly recommend the Art Attack website. It is jam packed with very cool ideas. I must mention that the crafts are definitely geared towards an older child and there are not many girly crafts, but lots of fun crafts for boys.

Till Adam's next attack, I hope you are inspired!

PS. I linked this to:


Sarah @HarriganHowdy said...

I love this! I have a "creative soul" in my home as well, and am always trying to come up with new things for him to try out. Thanks for sharing, and for adding the links- - I'll be checking them out. Glad I stopped by from the Kiddos Create party!


Ticia said...

Hmmmm, I may go over to that website and check it out.

Trudie said...

Turned out awesome! Well done Adam! PS your font looks fine!

Love and Lollipops said...
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Love and Lollipops said...

Thank you Auntie Trudie!


Love and Lollipops said...

Hi Ticia

Thanks for popping by. Just been to check out your blog too...Wow, I'm impressed with all the busyness and creativity in your home! You have inspired me to be a little more brave when it comes to under-2-year-old art activities!


silly eagle books said...


This art is just beautiful! I love the picture of the three plates hanging over your couch. And I've never heard of Art Attack, but am excited to head over and check out the website! Thanks for the comment on my blog and for leaving me your link! I'll be following you from now on!

katherinemarie said...

What a fantastically creative soul you have in your house! I love your triple A series... can't wait to see what your artist whips up next.

Mama Jenn said...

This is a great project! You know, when I first looked at them I thought of a stop light! I love how you used them as modern art!!! I have been trying to get more of my kids art up on the wall!!

Thanks for linking up! Oh, I bookmarked the site. I will have to check it out!

Anonymous said...

Dear Georgia, just discovered your blog. I am pleased to find another South African on the web. I'm from just outside Durban myself. I am a grannie whose 2 grandkids are 12 and 4. I am always looking for activities for them and then forward them to my daughter who lives in Jhb, although I have a box of tricks for when they come to visit.I am looking forward to what you have to share with us.

Caz said...

Stunning artwork! Your little boy is so clever and creative, they look great!

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