Aug 13, 2014

Yes. You CAN Draw....

....and on Sunday, July 27th, Julie Fei Fan Balzer proved it to two dozen 'doubters' who didn't believe they could! Take a look inside class and see for yourself what was created!

Julie's own uber-cool, hand painted brush cases!

Inspiration can be found anywhere!

Happy Teacher!

Happy Group! Inspired and ready for more!

Apr 10, 2014

Random Creative Fabulousness

Sometimes it's fun to go theme-less and just blog about random stuff. That's what we're about today.

Take a look at some recent happenings at The Ink Pad and all the creative people that make us tick.

So imagine how we squealed with delight when we received this little package of goodness from the incredibly lovely and talented Jennie Hinchcliff at Red Letter Day

  • Happy Artists. We LOVE them.
Here's a little peek at some of the happy faces after a day of creating art with Jessica Sporn

Ava wasn't comfortable about using paint and canvas, but look at the amazing piece she created!

Karen and her uber-fabulous mermaid collage

Beautiful Violet always happy to be making art.

Teaching makes Seth Apter AND his students very happy!

Smiles all around when Nathalie and Julie come to share their talents with us.

  • Cute Cards. Who doesn't LOVE them??
These are all from Lawn Fawn and you'll be seeing the stamps arriving in the shop very soon. We think these are absolutely adorable. C'mon, you know you love them, too!

Mar 12, 2014

Who Knew??!

Well, of course we knew about the legendary jazz musician, Louis Armstrong. His contributions to American music have been well documented and he continues to inspire young jazz musicians even today.

What we didn't know however is that "Satchmo" or "Pops" as he was nicknamed was also a prolific collage artist!!

In fact, we just discovered a book entitled "Satchmo: The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong." Filled with beautiful reproductions of his collages and interesting stories of his many achievements.

We are totally inspired!

Take a look at some of his amazing work:

Look at the wall of collage!

Jan 9, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

...Valentines Day!

There's everything to LOVE about Valentine's Day. It's a big, red, heart-shaped, bright spot coming right smack in the middle of the cold, dark winter. Check HERE for a little history of this delightful holiday.

And who doesn't LOVE vintage Valentine cards and the memories of giving one to all your classmates? (Especially that cute boy who sat behind you!)

Here's a little look back at the "Golden Age" of Valentines and a peek at the brand new goodies available for making your own 21st Century expressions of LOVE <3

Click above for more!