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in the studio :: super hero party

Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! I mentioned last week about planning the most epic Super Hero Party ever! What a blast we had dressing ridiculous and acting like crazy people! I swear, if some random person would have driven up, they would have thought we were out of our minds.

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My favorite part was seeing the costumes and super powers that people came up with. I saw agony on people’s faces leading up to the party, not knowing what to dress as. Creativity prevailed, and it was awesome. From M&M ninjas, to trash men, to people trying to save the world one body roll at a time, I’m telling you. It was epic.

super hero academy

Our team tried to put a lot of thought into every detail. Since one of the heroes happened to be The Informant, he kindly informed all the super heroes as they arrived to register themselves at Super Hero Academy. We gathered the best and the brightest together for graduation at the academy. As each name was called, the heroes were able to demonstrate their powers in the hopes that the rest of the heroes would vote for them, thus taking home the prize.

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Other activities included a photo shoot against the backdrop of a building scene, a CREATE station with a real live typewriter where heroes could write a comic, and last but not least, a movie theater showing the 1960’s Batman (classic) and a FREE concession stand.

hero sandwiches

cake pops

Food consisted of HERO sandwiches, HERO snacks (veggie and fruit trays), and cake POPS. Each hero also got a snap, crackle, POP on their plate to take home for later…or not.

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Unfortunately the hubs was gone, but the kids and I didn’t let that spoil our fun. Joshua went as Candyman and dressed really colorful with bags of candy hanging from his pants. Emma Grace was one half of the Star Struck Sisters. I was Lady Librarian and my power was to silence a room. I was shhshing people left and right. Super annoying, but you have to play the part, right?

candyman

star struck sisters

lady librarian

shhh

It was all totally ridiculous. I realized that as I was buying party supplies and a fellow shopper asked what kind of party we were doing and then asked if it was for kids. No, lady, it was not. Sometimes, you just have to act ridiculous every once in a while, and be ok with it. Can I get an amen?

Now it’s your turn! Remember your “studio” can be anywhere. Let’s celebrate each other’s creativity by linking up and visiting as many as the other studios as you can. Check out the about post for more info and don’t forget to grab the In The Studio button!

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in the studio :: art

Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! I had a goal this week to finish up posting my photos from our time in England. There’s probably more I could post, but I am going to finish up today with a single image from the art museum we visited in Birmingham. We’ve taken our kids to a lot of museums around the world. I love that they enjoy them and that it doesn’t occur to them that museums have to be boring.

admiring art

Emma G is our little artiste. While she enjoyed the Natural History Museum, she did get antsy, wondering when we were going to go to the art museum. I love this image of her admiring the art that was displayed in this grand hall.

I’ve been reminded lately to take time to stop and enjoy the moments. This photo is another reminder to me to do just that. Admire what’s before me. It always has a way of making me even more in awe of my Creator.

Now it’s your turn! Remember your “studio” can be anywhere. Let’s celebrate each other’s creativity by linking up and visiting as many as the other studios as you can. Check out the about post for more info and don’t forget to grab the In The Studio button!

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in the studio :: my favorite wall

Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! I hope you all have had a lovely week. Thankfully, my cooking pace has not slowed from last week. It’s amazing how much a little planning really does help. I’m also enjoying experimenting with more and more vegetarian meals. So fun!

But enough about food, because today’s post is not even close to being about what goes in our mouths. Today’s post is about my absolute favorite wall in my whole house. I really can’t take too much credit for it. Jeremy mentioned the idea and even implemented it. I merely told him that I wanted some white and blue boards in the mix. He’s not too sure about the blue, but I love it.

living room

My eye has drifted more and more to cool color palettes, so I had in my head that I wanted gray walls in my living room. I know it sounds a little drab, but I love how they turned out, especially with that accent wall. It also helps keep the TV sound to a minimum during the many sleepovers that seem to happen at our house.

As for the accents on the wall, I love my vintage New York City map and map of Africa (both from Maps.com and sorry the Africa one is crooked…forgot to straighten before taking the photo) and my hand carved wooden kudu head. Isn’t it fab?

favorite wall

I can’t wait to see what creativity you have been up to this week!

Now it’s your turn! Remember your “studio” can be anywhere. Let’s celebrate each other’s creativity by linking up and visiting as many as the other studios as you can. Check out the about post for more info and don’t forget to grab the In The Studio button!

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in the studio :: studiojru week

Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! My head is in a jumble after a wonderful vacation that I didn’t want to end to coming home to an overflowing email inbox. Since I’m having a hard time gathering my thoughts, I’m so glad Studio JRU is with us today! Well, that and because she’s really awesome and creates beautiful works of art. 🙂 Let’s see what she’s been up to…

the past few weeks my ‘studio’ has most often been outside! spring. oh how i love this time of year. we can finally get outside and play in the dirt. 🙂 i love my flower gardens. i love spending time capturing some of the beauty with my camera and sharing on my facebook page and instagram… since i don’t have a blog. i love being able to bring these pieces of God’s beauty inside too. there have been some gorgeous tulip blooms this year. the colors… oh the gorgeous colors!

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i also love this time of year because all of our fine feathered friends come back! we are big bird-nerds in this house. we love to watch them out the window and of course i am always trying to get a good photo of them! my favorite is when i capture different birds on the feeder at the same time. the word ‘harmony’ always comes to mind. love to see harmony at the birdfeeders!

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i hope you are enjoying your spring!

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make sure to share the ‘in the studio’ link up party with all of your creative friends! you can link up any kind of creative post… cooking, sewing, gardening, painting, decorating, writing, photography… anything is welcome!

looking forward to visiting all of you to see what kind of creative goodness you have been up to lately!

Now it’s your turn! Remember your “studio” can be anywhere. Let’s celebrate each other’s creativity by linking up and visiting as many as the other studios as you can. Check out the about post for more info and don’t forget to grab the In The Studio button!

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in the studio :: cathedral of junk

Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! It’s been a busy week of travels, so today I’m going to feature someone else’s creativity that we thoroughly enjoyed during our time in Austin. I love Austin’s amazing creativity abounding in every corner. Last week I talked about the graffiti park where I did a spontaneous photo shoot. Today it’s all about creating out of junk.

me & the kids

That’s right. Junk.

trolls

lots o junk

gumby

The Cathedral of Junk was one guy’s idea and creative outlet that has turned into an Austin attraction. Almost shut down by the city, supporters rallied around to keep the backyard masterpiece at 4422 Lareina Dr. around for many to enjoy. Twenty years of constructing junk has created a structure of treasures that is candy to your eyes. I loved finding toys in there that relived childhood memories.

the boys

my girl

sliding

keep austin beautiful

Cathedral of Junk can be seen by appointment only by calling (512) 299-7413.

Now it’s your turn! Remember your “studio” can be anywhere. Let’s celebrate each other’s creativity by linking up and visiting as many as the other studios as you can. Check out the about post for more info and don’t forget to grab the In The Studio button!