Archive of ‘INSPIRATION’ category

ALL YOU NEED IS A VISION

This is what I love about art: taking something ordinary, randomly destroying it by doing the unexpected, and realizing it’s the perfect possibility for a role in a larger, magical masterpiece, only I could envision. True art appreciation. It’s nearly limitless the myriad of tangents art can take an eye on. Food for my soul, […]

GOOD LETTER

NEED AN ELF LETTER?

NEED AN ELF LETTER FOR YOUR HOUSE? I made my own version of these letters, for good or bad behavior, and can gladly email you a pdf file with your elf’s name! To get the personalized letters: 1.)  Become a fan of Mama Chickpea, by clicking “Like” or “follow” on our social media sites, including […]

I LOVE ILLUSTRATION!

I guess maybe it’s one of those innate characteristics that my genetics blessed upon me, but I have a weak spot for art of all kinds, especially illustration.  Doesn’t matter if it’s my own or someone else’s, famous or a random doodle by a child, made by modern computer or by traditional graphite, I JUST […]

ADVENTURES OF A SUPERMOM…

SoOooooOOoooo, how better to explain the chaos that is your casa, than to ILLUSTRATE it? Oh, how I love illustration… original art, copyright Mama Chickpea, aka Kitchen Mouse Graphics ABOUT THE AUTHOR Shelly Arroyo, aka SuperMom & Mama Chickpea When she’s not doing kinder homework or making yet another cheese sandwich cut into finger shapes, […]

WHO IS MAMA PEA?

Some people may ask when they see this site, “Who is “Mama Pea???”  I think a better question, is…..”WHAT DOES SHE LOOK LIKE?”  I think this sums me, up… MAMA CHICKPEA:  noun.  a variant of MAMA, MAMI, MOMMY, MOM, MA, MOMMA, and “teacher,” formed from superhero powers, and fueled on caffeine. MOTHER:  needs no explanation… […]

WALL DECAL ART!

Who says everyone can’t have a Picasso moment?!  MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO?? RIGHT?  When I found out I was pregnant with my first, my son, Max, I really hated the idea of conforming to a “normal” nursery theme, but I felt challenged by my exhaustion, to have my “normal” Picasso moments of artistically crafty brilliance. […]

JUST A LITTLE SPROUTLET…

Just a little sprout, looking to blossom in the sunshine… Hello to all my bean sprouts, chickpeas, and fellow SuperMoms! Trying this out…hopefully this Mama Pea can! It is my hope to have this up and running soon, so we can get to know each other and live through the perils of parenthood, together! Gimme a […]