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Art of the Week – From School

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Since this is such a popular feature, I think I’ll keep it going through the summer! This piece came home with Tad last Friday.  He casually showed it to me – “Mom, look what I made a long time ago at school!” I don’t exactly know when “a long time ago” was, but…. WOW. I […]



Art of the Week – Painted Rock

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Yes, this is Tad’s last art class of the school year.  I don’t think he realizes how much he will miss it… but he will be back with his teacher next September! And for the last project, they painted rocks. Tad painted a cute little fox, and the rock was then clear-coated with acrylic medium […]



Art of the Week – Self Portrait

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

I think this is pretty self-explanatory! The kids all had mirrors in front of them, and the lesson really focused on symmetry and features.  Tad did have a couple of rough moments, according to his teacher, but he worked through it!  The initial sketch was done in pencil, traced over in fine tip Sharpie, and […]



More Crochet Projects

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

How is it June 1st?  Really??? Anyway, I just finished another blanket recently.  I’ve been trying different yarns, and I’ve found a few that I really love.  I tend to gravitate toward either the baby yarns or the soft yarns – I’m all about the soft and plushy textures.  I know it’s good when the […]