Art Worth Looking at…

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Let’s go to Buxton, Maine where we can be right in the middle of Portland’s metropolis, and also where we can find artist Taryn Libby. She is a Maine native, and her beautiful art reflects that as she captures marine life on canvas in an extraordinary way. Taryn isn’t all sea though, she come up for air every now and then, and when she does amazing creations are born. Her use of color makes you have to take a second look. The boldness, brightness, and heavy lines give her art a life and light that radiates from inside the frame its kept in. So of course I had to share her beautiful work with my readers. The good news is that she has a Kickstarter page so that you can pop over for an even better look at her talent and get in touch with her. Here is your link to Taryn :

Here is more of  Taryn Libby’s work:

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Upcycled Playground

My daughter is a rambunctious five year old, constantly running and needing a place to blow off steam, so recentlyive been researching ideas for an affordable outdoor playground. I’m sure that you can do a lot and I have seen a ton of ideas but I’ve been the most inspired by tires. Yep, old used tires making an entire playground to delight your child with hardly a dent to your wallet. So I went online to see what I could find on an upcycled playground made with tires, here are some of the awesome things I came across…

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These are just a few ides for playground equipment, but ideas are endless. Its really amazing what you can do with just a little bit of time and paint. I’m excited to do this for my daughter, I know by next summer its gong to be so hard to get her off of her new playground and inside the house!
Here are a couple more ideas that I loved when I was looking, I hope you find them inspiring as well and put this amazing way to recycle into practice in some way!

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Excellent!

Still bored? Still want some fun and crazy things to do? Here are a few more ideas we love to spread.

1. Body painting, indoor and outdoor activity, just cover yourself in paint and start rolling! Great activity to do with friends.

2. Silly videos- just make the funniest thing you can think of and post it everywhere!

3. Doggie mud wrestling, fun,exciting, messy, and video worthy every time.

4. Make blow guns out of straws and play target practice, load the straws with paint or color and go crazy blowing art onto a canvas or your friends new mustang 😉 we won’t tell.

5. Get junk and make a trash sculpture in the front yard or garden, add color for a pop or keep it neutral for an antique feel.

6. Have a mini parade, dress up in costume with your friends, buy some candy and go nuts down main street in your town!

7. Make some noise! Get a mini band together and play a free show on whatever instruments you have available. Make your own brand of music and let it rip.

8. Decorate your town with pumpkins or other seasonal decorative items. Have a huge party with pals going up and down streets decorating for the less fortunate or for the people who are just plain fun. It makes your home look wonderful while helping others and having a blast.

9. Just dance! Make up a silly dance solo or with buds and rock out your moves anywhere you can. Get a laugh or two, video your dance, just because its fun.

10. Floor plan, paint your floor with chalkboard paint, let dry, then have a blast designing a different floor anytime you want, friends can help, sign, or draw their own designs to help you personalize the floor in your home. Its fun, inexpensive, and creative, not to mention your peeps will love that they can play along.