Meet the Artisitter- Hannah B.

Hannah B.

Name: Hannah B.

Hometown: Shawnee, KS – A suburb in the Kansas City area.

How long have you lived in NYC? I moved to NYC in early October.

What is your favorite children’s book? Without a doubt, “The Best Loved Doll” by Rebecca Caudill.

What is your artistic focus? Musical Theatre!

What is your go to activity/craft? I love to make up stories. It’s fun to be playing with a toy that a child has had for a long time, and then ask all about the adventures it might have had. Before you know it, this toy has relatives, best friends, and has saved the world two times over!

What is your favorite food to serve the kids? I love a good PB&J – It’s a classic, and kids always have fun helping make it.

What is your fondest childhood memory? Growing up, my parents had a core group of friends that all got together a couple times a month. So, I have magical memories of these fairly large gatherings with homes full of people I love talking, laughing, and making music together.

When did you know that you wanted to be an artist? I was an incredibly shy, and fairly serious child. That being said, when I was in the fourth grade my family went to see a production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat.” During the opening number, I saw that there were kids on stage and apparently, I leaned into my mom and said “I want to do that. I don’t need a friend to do it with, I’ll do it by myself.” Needless to say, I was signed up for a theater summer camp before intermission was over.

If your dreams were to come true today, what would that look like? That’s a tricky question. Right now I’ll go with the fact that everyone I love is healthy and happy, and I’m in pursuing something that I love to do – dreams come true every day!

Meet the Artisitter- Talia M.

Talia M.

Name: Talia M.

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

How long have you lived in NYC? 1 year

What is your favorite children’s book? Is Your Mama A Llama?

What is your artistic focus? Drawing and Painting

What is your go to activity/craft? Reading books!

What is your favorite food to serve the kids? Grilled cheese with broccoli.

What is your fondest childhood memory? One of my favorite things to do as a
kid was draw characters from my favorite books on the driveway and side

When did you know that you wanted to be an artist? I have always loved
making art and knew I could never be happy doing anything else.

If your dreams were to come true today, what would that look like? I would
have a job that allowed me to travel the world making art and experiencing
new cultures and people.

Family Events-NY


BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

“In our annual children’s concert, Lisa Loeb will bring us an afternoon of fun-loving, sing-along-able numbers, joined by the Brooklyn-based orchestra The Knights.”

When:Saturday, Jun 17, 2017

Where: Prospect Park Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Time: 2:00PM GATES / 3:00PM SHOW

Admission: FREE

Click the link to learn more!

Arts and the Nobel Prize for Medicine

First off: Congratulations to all the 2013 Nobel Prize Winners in Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace and Economics!

One of the 2013 winners, Thomas Sudhof, who shares this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology, told The Lancet in August 2010 that his most influential teacher was his bassoon teacher, Herbert Tauscher, who: “…taught me that the only way to do something right is to practice and listen and practice and listen, hours, and hours, and hours.”

It’s really wonderful to confirm again that, no matter where you go in life – even if you become a scientist – a solid foundation in the arts will help along the way. It may even help you win a Nobel Prize!

Congratulations again to Mr. Sudhof and keep practicing!

Family Friendly Travel: 14 Child-Centric Hotel Rooms

Red Tricycle compiled this list of 14 fun, family friendly hotels that have guest rooms and suites specifically designed with the little ones in mind.  This one in Orlando has kid rooms filled with Dr. Seuss-inspired furniture and decor.  And for parents who might feel overwhelmed by all the wacky colors, the adults’ room – seen just through the door – is much more traditional.  To see the complete hotel list, click here:

The Umbrellas of Portugal

This enchanting street is located in Águeda, Portugal.  The umbrella installation is the work of artist Ivo Tavares.  Not only does this installation create a delightful visual experience, but it also serves to protect the people on the street from the hot summer sun.  The photographer, Patrícia Almeida, has beautifully captured it in this and other photos.  To see more, check out the link below:

Patrícia Almeida on Flickr

Art Appreciation: Father-Daughter Portrait Project

We adore this father-daughter photography project by a family from Australia.  Dad is a self-taught photographer and is sharing his appreciation for art with his daughter.  They’ve created an entire collection of portraits like this one, replicating or inspired by great masters like Vermeer and Velasquez.

To see more portraits in this series and learn about what went into this amazing collection, check out his website and blog:

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