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Bird Watchers are cute

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

Bird Watchers are cute

      Equipped with binoculars and our Audubon book, we enjoyed seeking ducks on a frozen pond today. Our favorite thing to watch was the ducks landing on the frozen water and sliding across the ice on their feathers. Only two kinds of ducks today. I guess their ducky friends went for warmer...

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Knitting Trio

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Knitting Trio

  The Knitting trio: we take turns using the knitting loom, the needles or the weaving loom. Love seeing the girls using yarn crafts.

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Building a tide pool

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Building a tide pool

For this artwork, I thought I would share a little poem written by D: My family is like a tide pool. My sister A is like a starfish; always sticking up for people and brightening up their day. My sister K is like a sea snail; making a pathway for others to follow. My brother C is like a crab; always picking up stuff and trying it out. My Dad is like a sea anemone; reaching out to everyone and helping them on the way. My mom is like a fish; she brings food and keeps the tide pool tidy. We may be busy, but we’re always worth a swim....

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Time to Teach

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Time to Teach

12/28/12: I forgot to share with you all that I have been doing these last many months! As a mom, teacher, artist and musician, I spread myself across many interests, but not all at once! Before and after musical numbers at church and doing homework with the kids, I have been teaching a lot of art this year. From 5 year olds to 18 year olds, I have been discussing the paintings, prints and pastels created by Mary Cassatt.  This included a project and art history for girls at my church and a school-wide art lesson with project at our local...

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Color Study

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Color Study

 4/16/12: Sometimes my spiral notebooks have studies that are very expressive. I think I am willing to take more risks with color and design in my sketchbooks before I move to the “nice paper”. Working out the possiblities in these preliminary studies helps take some of the fear out of staring at a fresh sheet of watercolor paper or canvas. In this color study, I was curious about color value and temperature. I like the directional brushstrokes. You can see boxes of graduated and mingled washes to the right which I used before and...

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Sketchbooks

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Sketchbooks

4/16/12: I had a request to see some of my sketches. I have a number of watercolor pads and sketchbooks that I fill with ideas or use to practice drawing. The next two posts feature a few of these color studies or drawings. I have actually quite a few stashed in drawers and stacked on shelves!

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