Monday, November 15, 2010

Tweeting with My Chicks

Okay, so I’ve been trying to get time to remix my little vintage animals that I started back in the day before I was bloggity-blogging*. The original set has a deer (surprise:), a bear, a squirrel (who ended up as a Woodland Tails character) and a bunch of little sprigs and flowers. I am now reorganizing the menagerie and moving them a bit more toward the farmland look. I now have a little donkey, these tweeters you see here and I’m thinking about a few other barnyard buddies.

I would love to hear any critiquing or opinions on the art as I start developing this new collection. So . . . cluck, cackle, tweet, chirp, but just give me your thoughts on the little red hen and her golden peep. Ooow, and take note—I’m branching out, red is my new pink, ha, ha! Can you believe it? This may be a first. ;)

*thanks Sheree, you’re the cleverest word girl I know:)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The times, they are a-changin’

Okay, it’s time to get an extra hour in your day. How many times have you just wished for one extra hour to get something done? Unfortunately, we can’t just choose that extra hour when we like, but here it is, it won’t happen for another year, and . . . it will be taken away again come spring . . . so take it happily now, because as far as I know, time travel is not yet possible. This is the only way to turn back the hands of time, so remember to do it tonight.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mural, Mural on the Wall . . .

. . . what’s the cutest of them all? Okay, well, that is if you lean toward the Sheri Berry style, you might just think these are the cutest darn murals for kids’ walls you’ve ever see. Then again, I’m a little biased. :)

I’m delighted to say that the company Murals Your Way has partnered with me to bring 76 designs to their site for people to order Sheri Berry murals for wall coverings. I will share a few pieces here from the collections. However, I encourage you to take a look at the site to see all of the murals available. If you get on the site and cannot find my art, look under the artists section for the name Sheri McCulley, as that is where my art will appear on the site.

The art on the mural designs are from the collections: Tiki Tikes, Sprout, Emma & Ethan, Kate & Nate and Woodland Tails. There are plenty from each theme, so if you have taken a liking to any of these collections, you might just find a little something you didn’t know you were looking for. Some of the murals can be personalized with names, and other alterations can be made.

These murals would be fun for baby and kid room decor, but I think they could be the ultimate visual statement for the walls of day-care centers, grade school classrooms, pediatrician and orthodontist offices and even pediatric units in hospitals. Wherever you find babies and kids, you could find this art!

so . . . who’s the happiest of them all? That would be me!

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Postcard Passion

I remember when my daughter was in 3rd grade her teacher had a great project for the students. She advised the kids to write to each of their friends and extended family all over the country (and even the world) to receive postcards back in the mail. This was clearly an exercise in writing, but also one to help the kids learn about geography and landmarks. I am sure my daughter still has the little box of postcards from that time tucked away in a safe place in her closet.

She has a passion for postcards and a passion for travel and is always the one in the family to send cards from every location possible during family vacations and travels. Maybe this is her way of paying back all the family and friends who sent her cards back in the 3rd grade.

As you know, I am trying to give her yet another reason to collect and save a series of postcards. I send a postcard each week to she and her buds, for no other reason than to brighten their mailbox at least one in the week and remind then that they are being thought of back home. Here is the next installment of the collection.

The campus had “parent weekend” and this card was sent to encourage the girls to decorate and clean up their dorm rooms for their peeps.

Shortly after the school year gets underway, the college invites surrounding academies to bring their seniors to the campus for a few days of college life. It’s a great form of recruiting and gives the kids a chance to see their friends from the school they just graduated from last spring. There is no better recruiting tool than a bunch of students telling their friend about the wonderful college they are now attending. Go Union! Or better yet, come to Union!

A little guidance for the girls in college: 3 keys to success—1. be safe, 2. be sweet, 3. be smart

I am a big advocate of learning about trees, leaves in particular and being able to recognize their traits. I uses to try to teach my kids this every autumn when we would collect beautiful fall leaves and press and preserve them. Now, I’m trying to get the college kids to learn them, incase they didn’t get that course in grade school and won’t likely in college.

You can never be too old to enjoy halloween and yes even trick-or-treating. I expect the kids found a neighborhood to infiltrate or at least had fun in the dorm going door to door. I think my daughter probably dressed as a cat, which was also the first costume I put her in when she was only four months old. I remember her cat-costuming at least two other times in the past. Well, I guess you can’t teach an old dog, or in this case a cat new tricks-or-treats!