"I want my grandchildren to know my handwriting..."

"I want my grandchildren to know my handwriting..."

I got a call a few weeks back from a grandmother who was looking to spend some quality time making art with her very artistic granddaughter.  I told and her about my business, Giddyup Art Studio LLC and she lit up... "I want my grandchildren to know my handwriting!"Creativity, connection and quality time together... It was

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Share Your Vacation in the most CREATIVE way!

Share Your Vacation in the most CREATIVE way!

Ever see a A POSTcard that features SPAM MUSUBI (yes- SPAM, the food)? I have a friend who LOVES postcards- They are displayed on his fridge with pride. He's not alone in this... postcards are the best. Why? It's pretty RAD to know someone was thinking about you during their vacation getaway.Meet our newest product... each GIDDYUP POSTcard fe

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VIDEO HOW TO: Watercolor + Salt (1:30 min)

VIDEO HOW TO: Watercolor + Salt (1:30 min)

(Artist Credit Hazel Johnson- Age 11)This thoughtful artist used a brush to apply a layer water to the specific area she wanted to paint. Then she added watercolor paint to the already water painted area- Finally, while still wet, she added a sprinkling of regular table salt, and allowed it to dry to create an interesting effect!

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GIDDYUP ART STUDIO + AUSTIN, TX  = HOME!

GIDDYUP ART STUDIO + AUSTIN, TX = HOME!

Austin, TX StyleWhere people who are nearly opposite Two-Step at the Broken Spoke, enjoy themselves, and thank each other for the dance…  Where different and alike not only get along, they compliment each other, and dig each other’s differences. Think:Toddlers + Music festivals.Skinny jeans + Pearl snaps.Tattoos + Two-step.Skyscrapers + Honky-

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VIDEO HOW TO: Watercolor Resist (1:35 min)

VIDEO HOW TO: Watercolor Resist (1:35 min)

VIDEO HOW TO: Watercolor Resist (Artist Credit: Sequoia Whitsett- Age 6)There are lots of easy and fun techniques we can use to spark creative ideas to make and share art! Watercolor resist is one of them. You can use crayon, glue, or even oil pastels to resist the paint on your work to create some interesting textures and marks. Here, our 6 y

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VIDEO HOW TO: Jumpstart Creativity with THUMBPRINT Art Starts! (1:57 min)

VIDEO HOW TO: Jumpstart Creativity with THUMBPRINT Art Starts! (1:57 min)

VIDEO HOW TO: Jumpstart Creativity with THUMBPRINT Art Starts! (Artist Credit: Fischer Whitsett- Age 6) GIDDYUP POST loves Art Starts! Sometimes we need an extra “Umph” to get our creativity flowing. If you, or your little or BIG artist is having a hard time starting... ask them if they would like an Art Start, or ask someone to give you one. Thumb

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VIDEO HOW TO: ART START- Printed Cardboard Tube (:53 min.)

VIDEO HOW TO: ART START- Printed Cardboard Tube (:53 min.)

VIDEO HOW TO: ART START- Printed Cardboard Tube (Artist Credit: Eliza Dalhouse- Age 11) Giddyup Post love Art Starts- Thumbprints, organic scribbles, stamps, or traced shapes can sometimes be just what we need to spark our imaginations. I gave this 10 year old artist an extra challenge by stamping a cardboard tube in an ink pad and printed it

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