Sunday, November 16, 2008

From Breakfast Nook to Art Corner

Now that we're (slowly) creeping into the winter months, we're spending more time indoors. Something needed to be done, and this was the perfect solution.

I pushed our folding table and chairs against the wall (we haven't gotten a real table yet for this space) and brought the Ikea art easel down from the playroom (where it was absolutely not being used).

Seth mostly draws mathematical "equations" and architectural plans for hotels and houses.


Lucy LOVES to cut things. She recently got her own pair of scissors.




There is nothing that says "potential" like buckets full of supplies.

The perfect sunny spot for sketching.


We'll just have to take our oatmeal and eggs in the dining room.


9 comments:

Cate said...

you must live in nyc! i love this transformation of a breakfast nook to an art nook. your kids, as you must already know, are adorable, too. happy creating.

rebecca said...

Lovely sunny nook! I will bet that you will get MUCH use out of it... ours is the best spot in the house!

Rebecca said...

every kid needs an art nook, room, hall, closer, whatever! M

Kurt Knudsen said...

Love to see the budding Mangum artists and their creations. Seth's circle spotted numbers are intriguing.

The Original Mangums said...

Great idea! Craig loved to create and decorate; I know you love those things; your children love them too!

Jessica said...

Great photos! I love Seth's art.

I had a good laugh the other day thinking about how Lucy wants to 'push a cart' when she grows up. I love that story soo much.

SoCalGal said...

We have two of those knooks and my kids LIVE at them. Such a great way for them to channel their creativity!

Natalie said...

love the creativity!

amy m said...

oh how I love art corners. Anything to encourage them.