I hope you guys had an amazing summer. We visited family in Mexico and discovered the beautiful manteconchas , enjoyed many sunny days in the pool, made a few trips to the San Francisco bay and got ready for the first day of Jaxon’s school, which was a bit melancholic but exciting for both of us.
To celebrate the beginning of this new school year, I want to share with you the work of Wendy from Una Fiesta Bonita who I met through Instagram a few weeks ago. She makes the cutest printables to decorate awesome, unique and personalized parties! As soon as I saw her work on her Instagram account I knew that I have to share more about her store and the products that she offers. She makes everything for a themed party, from invitations, to garlands, party favor boxes, cupcake toppers and more!
Wendy is from Guatemala, but currently lives in Mexico with her husband and her 6 year old daughter. She is a huge fan of everything homemade and handmade, especially birthday parties.
She created these super cute Frida Kahlo placemats. If you love the theme, don’t forget to check out the complete Frida Kahlo’s party kit here.
FREE FRIDA KAHLO PLACEMAT PRINTABLE:
Download the PDF printable here or click in image below.
Tip.Print in a heavyweight paper such a cardstock.
I believe that creativity can transform people’s lives, and empower them to create, dream and imagine whatever they want. I know this because I grew up listening to stories about the power of imagination, just like the stories LIFEWTR is sharing through the artwork on their bottles. That’s what gets me excited about partnering with LIFEWTR and 7-Eleven, and bringing you amazing inspirational stories to create and refresh your creative soul.
I was thinking about why creativity matters so much to me the other day, while I was trying to explain it to a friend. I told her a few stories of my childhood and how both of my parents are extremely creative.
My dad used to draw amazing portraits, and I’m reminded how talented he is every time I go to my grandma’s home and walk up the staircase. An uncle was telling me a story one day and he mentioned how my dad used to sit down at the table in the corner of their bedroom to draw until midnight, and how much they hated it because the light was on for hours. He and his six brothers shared a “bedroom”, that was more like an open space on the second floor of their home. I always think of that when I complain about the space I have in my home for art and crafts.
My mom developed her creativity from early age, and more from necessity than anything else. She didn’t have much as she grew up, which lead her, and her siblings, to use whatever they could find to create the things they needed to survive. Growing up like that defined my mother’s character and her confidence to believe that she could create whatever she imagined. I looked up to her all my life, because she inspires me to dream.
I like to remember myself at four years old when I used to sell my artwork to neighbors for 50 cents. I remember that, and how 11 years later, I found one of my old neighbors and she told me that she still had one of the painting she bought from me because it reminds her how brave I was that day, knocking on her door and selling her my adorable artwork. It was a bit weird, but also kind of awesome, to know that one person in the world kept something I made because it made her feel something positive.
Walking through 7-Eleven, and finding these colorful bottles featuring art from three young artists who have discovered the empowerment that comes with creativity, made me feel really inspired to come back home and create.
I believe, just like LIFEWTR believes, that inspiration is as essential to life as water, because it moves us forward by unleashing our creative potential. Their series 4 bottles focus on ‘Arts in Education’ and the focus is to bring art back to schools. You can learn more about that initiative here!
Every few months, LIFEWTR will be launching a new series of LIFEWTR bottles focused on a unique aspect of art, and putting the spotlight on three new artists. I can’t wait to see their Series 5 ‘Art Beyond Borders’ bottles and I’m sure they’re going to be super colorful, too!
Find these amazing LIFEWTR bottles at your local 7-Eleven and tell me, what does creativity mean to you? What is LIFEWTR inspiring you to create today? For more LIFEWTR inspiration, click here!
I got a copy of My Colorful Chameleon written by Leonie Roberts and illustrated by Mike Byrne a few days ago and my son loved the story so much that he woke up at 6 am the day after we got the book in the mail to read it again! He thinks it’s so funny that the chameleon keeps hiding, and that they are always looking for her. “Ella es tan cool y tiene muchos colores!” That’s what he said, yes, I told him, chameleons are so unique, and colorful!
The story is funny, creative and with a great message about appreciating everyone the way they are, even if they are different, we are all unique in our own way.
What’s the story about?
The story is about a girl that has a chameleon as pet. Her mom gets angry because they keep losing the chameleon around the house and spend hours looking for her. The little girl gets in trouble in school when her pet gets lost during show and tell, so they decide to take her pet to the veterinary and ask why she keeps changing colors! The veterinary explains that this is the way chameleons are, they change colors to stay safe and out of sight, and that’s what makes them incredible. He gave them advice about how to look for her chameleon around the house, by looking for the eyes that are always moving. After listening to the veterinary they get so happy to have such an amazing creature in their house.
You can get a copy of this cute book on Amazon here: My Colorful Chameleon. I’m sure your kids would love the story too!