I really enjoy discovering “new” (to me) artists that specialise in creating artwork for children. My son is five and I have been looking for a while for some artwork for his room. I wanted something different; pieces that related to his interests as well as art that he enjoyed. Some of the pieces we chose together. He also helped with the design of one of the pieces we commissioned which was an exciting process. Just as I shared my youngest daughter’s room (I wrote about her room here), I thought it would be interesting to share my son’s room too.
The gorgeous Jacinta from Roxyoxy Creations is the talented artist who created “The Shack” which is hanging above Blake’s bed. This piece is made from paper sourced from around the world, it is amazing.
A closer view of “The Shack” (aka as “the cubby on water”, as Blake prefers to call it). Blake chose this particular piece for his room. We had just started some discussion with Jacinta about a custom piece for Blake. Blake and I were looking through Jacinta’s gallery and we spotted “The Shack”. Blakie said that he really liked this piece and “it would be terrific in my room” (that is exactly what he declared on seeing this artwork). Each piece of paper in this creation has been hand cut by Jacinta!
On Blake’s desk we have a wonderful art piece that Stacey, owner and creator of Max and Me Designs created. My son is very interested in stamps so when I came across Stacey’s postage stamp art , we asked her if it would be possible to create a custom piece – an artwork featuring a Jack Russell (one of Blakie’s favourite dogs). Stacey uses vintage stamps from all around the world and includes information about one of the stamps contained in the artwork. Stacey was very accommodating when it came to creating this artwork and Blake was able to have input into this piece.
A closer view of the Jack Russell.
Next to Blake’s desk we have a delightful art print created by Nicole from Poppy Studio. (The photo below has been taken of the framed print). Blakie is a big fan of Dr Suess books so when I spotted this piece I thought it would be a lovely addition to Blake’s room.
A final treasured piece that I also wanted to share is a cross stitch that Kindra from At Home with K made five years ago as a gift for Blake when he was a newborn. I “met’ Kindra through her blog all those years ago, so you can imagine just how touched I was when she sent this sweet creation (from America) to me as a new mum to a little boy. I loved it then and I love it even more now.