I just saw in the latest Pottery Barn Kids catalogue that you can send in your kids' artwork to have it transferred onto canvas. I thought this was a great idea and would love to try it. Or I guess you could just give your kids a canvas and let them go at it. I was also wondering who does paper mache projects with their kids and whose play rooms look neat as a pin. I really love the blog "whatever" which can be found at: http://megduerksen.typepad.com/whatever/ because she posts pictures of real life--not staged. Come on guys, a house with kids can never be as neat as they show in catalogs and magazines. So give yourself a break sometimes. Here are two pictures from the "whatever" blog, that show you what I am talking about. The last picture I just love though--I first saw it on Apartment Therapy. This is the whatever blog writer's playroom/reading nook. The vintage look is awesome and I am very inspired by her use of book covers and illustrations as art.
I am now a stay at home mom but in my former life I was a French teacher--I have my B.A., M.A., and A.B.D. (next step to Ph.D. in French literature). I love teaching and miss it but in the meantime I am enjoying operating a part-time home organizing and design business. Contact me for more info if you are interested!