Whimsical Art Prints for Children

These dandelion prints make me smile. You’ve seen the artwork before here, but I wasn’t done. Before long I began working on these prints that would be fitting in any child’s space.

Whimsical Dandelion Art Prints for Children's Rooms | mamasbrush designs

Use these downloadable art prints in your homeschool room, children's bedrooms, nursery, or even preschool!

I love whimsy in my home decor, but especially in my children’s rooms. I don’t know how much of my home decor taste is because I have so many children in my home (six kids age 15 and under) and have for so many years, but I can’t help myself. I love making spaces that my family can enjoy. And they make me smile too.

Whimsical Dandelion Art Prints for Children's Rooms | mamasbrush designs

Use these downloadable art prints in your homeschool room, children's bedrooms, nursery, or even preschool!

And I love white space. This is something my husband and I don’t always agree on. I show him something I’ve created and he wants me to make a background. “NO!” I reply, calmly. (ahem) I just love how the focus is brought to all the right places with plenty of “negative” (that’s the fancy way to say white) space.

Whimsical Dandelion Art Prints for Children's Rooms | mamasbrush designs

Use these downloadable art prints in your homeschool room, children's bedrooms, nursery, or even preschool!

I included all the phrases, the dandelion fuzz blowing in the breeze, the little boy gifting a dandelion to his sister or friend because I think they carry the whimsy of the whole set. I really love the “D is for Dandelion” print. I was aiming for the simplicity of the outlined flower and the yellow “D” just sitting in the corner. I picture this set in a homeschool room, or even a preschool. On the bathroom walls or one or two of them sitting on the dresser in a nursery.

Whimsical Dandelion Art Prints for Children's Rooms | mamasbrush designs

Use these downloadable art prints in your homeschool room, children's bedrooms, nursery, or even preschool!

I finally got them added to my shop today. Your coupon code for 33% off is DANDELION33. Or you can click this link to have it taken automatically. Discount is only for a week, so head over quick! (I usually offer a discount for new products in the shop to my readers, so if you don’t want to miss a discount, sign up to follow and receive notifications in the sidebar!)

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Siblings… best friends! ~ Watercolor Illustration

Siblings... Best friends!

This concept is relatively new to me.  It wasn’t something I ever even considered growing up.  (Which is sad, because my sister and I were only 14 months apart and could have been the best of friends if only I had really lived what the Bible taught!)

Siblings... Best friends!

In our family, we make a serious effort to teach our children to love one another (according to John 13:34, John 15:12, and so many others.)  When arguing or selfishness surface (which is a regular thing around here with 6 children 11 and under), we don’t talk to them about who had what first or what is fair.  We begin by asking each child involved if what they were doing was loving the other.  Once they admit that they were not loving, they each admit to the other that they were not loving them and ask for forgiveness.  Then comes the bug hug and they are ready to run off together to play.  (This really does happen around here… but sometimes it takes longer than others.) 🙂

Anyway, long story short, we focus on loving our sisters and brothers, serving them (Galatians 5:13), and being kind (Ephesians 4:32).  I think that this is one of the main things for which we can thank our homeschooling lifestyle.  I am around all day every day to catch each attitude and to mediate between each struggling relationship.  (If only I was good about this every time.) I try to make a point of reminding the children that they are each other’s best friends and they really do grow up believing that.

Siblings... Best friends!In the past couple months, we have had opportunity to leave our children in the care of others for a couple evenings (this is rare because grandma usually watches them).  It was such a blessing to me after each of these when different ladies came up to me and told me how fun it was to watch my children together because they love each other so much and are so kind to each other!  That makes this mama heart smile!

Original artwork painted with watercolor on 140 lb. cold pressed paper.  This is my first illustration of people (at least that worked).  I’ve been trying to figure out how to represent my children in an illustration since I started drawing 16 months ago.  Yey! for a finished piece I can frame and hang on my walls!  Perfect? No.  Fun?  Yes! 🙂

The heart garland was made by my 9 year old with a Cricut, scrapbook paper, and twine.  I have several of them. If you are interested, let me know and I can look into putting them on Etsy.

 

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