Butterfly Art Featured on Brickyard Buffalo

Here’s a screenshot of my 3D Paper Butterfly Art on my favorite deal site, Brickyard Buffalo, this morning! Limited quantity 50% off for a limited time!

Update 3.7.13: Thanks to those who purchased! DIY directions with free templates now available at http://www.mindileatham.com/diy-crafts-paper-butterfly-punch-art/.

More Pirate Photo Styling with Captain Jack Sparrow

I can remember being a kid, combing the grade school library shelves, searching for something magical to read and coming across a cloth bound book with the words “Treasure Island” embossed in gold along the spine. I had no idea what it was about or how famous it was; the title alone inspired me to immediately start reading. The excitement I felt when Jim (just a kid like me!) left home for adventure, the terror when he hid in the apple barrel and discovered Long John Silver’s plot, and the thrill of discovering the treasure in Ben Gunn’s cave are all a huge part of why I’m such a voracious reader to this day.

I hope to pass that on. Superboy and I spend a lot of time together with our favorite books and I love when he runs off after a particularly good story and comes back in some kind of costume he’s rigged to look like the illustrations.

We both absolutely loved these old books that Brittney brought to our pirate photo shoot! These pictures of Superboy reading are some of my favorites…

This one reminds me of the dirty pirate feet you pass under in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney Land…

Captain Jack running from Blackbeard, aka Daddy…

Arizona Photography Styling: My Little Pirate

My little Superboy takes playing pretend so seriously it’s more like method acting. His favorite character to be is, of course, Superman, but sometimes he hangs up the cape for this hilarious Captain Jack Sparrow hat with hair!

I just had to document the way he plays so I collected all the pirate gear he likes to use and brought it to a field of palm trees. Photos by Brittney Williams

Here Superboy is holding the map he drew and he was so excited when I suggested burning the edges to make it more authentic! The Jolly Roger flag is made from cut paper and the “treasure chest” on the right is a tool box that belonged to my husband’s grandpa.

Cut paper telescope…

And after finding the treasure…

I have a lot more from this photo shoot that I’ll post later in the week!

My Cut Paper Chocolate Frog at Gallery Nucleus

So I’m sure it comes as no surprise to anyone that I’m huge Harry Potter fan! Really excited that my submission of my 3D cut paper Chocolate Frog was posted on the Gallery Nucleus HP blog yesterday. The Harry Potter Tribute Exhibition is in Alhambra, CA from July 9, 2011 – August 1, 2011…should be lots of fun! I am loving all the creative work on the blog, check it out here and leave a comment!

Onsies For Twinsies

Some new Assorted Flavors onsies for my twin niece and nephew expected some time in the next couple months! These are hand illustrated with fabric pens on 100% cotton. Check out the whole collection at http://www.flickr.com/MindiLeatham.