ArtBuds : Making a Difference

I am so pleased to be featured on this lovely site, in their new “Making a Difference” interview series! ArtBuds is an online gallery and shop which offers a unique selection of contemporary art and educational products created by artists from around the world. The team behind ArtBuds is a passionate art-loving group (an art therapist, an educator, a curator, and an art historian), committed to presenting works and products that nourish a child’s visual and imaginative development. A future goal is to create a foundation that offers art mentoring programs for kids and teens, as well as many other projects where artists and children work together to create positive change through art. For more information you can visit the whimsical, inspiring ArtBuds site, or find them on Facebook. Cheers to my new friends in Australia!


BIG inspiration : BIG magazine

A big thank you to Jo Pollitt and Lilly Blue, the creative team behind BIG Magazine, for featuring my work and this Playground on their fabulous blog! If you haven’t yet read (or read about) BIG Kids Magazine you’re in for an inspiring surprise. BIG is an Australian-made biannual contemporary creative arts magazine/blog devoted to promoting creativity and innovative collaboration between and amongst artists and children. Each issue of the magazine features a free artist’s print and two key projects: Side By Side which publishes collaborative artwork by children and artists, and The Child Artist Response Project which is an initiative where children and artists respond directly to each other’s work. You can subscribe to BIG here, like them on their Facebook page here, and, you can submit your child’s artwork to BIG as well!

Bravo BIG!