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Sara Rivka
Eretz Yisrael
A creative jewish mom blogs about all the craft projects she's been up to.
Interests: Building a wonderful home environment for my family.Using my talents to give joy to others. Sharing and teaching my love for everything visual.
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Mixed media simply means using a variety of art supplies together in one art piece, namely pen and paint, pen and collage, ink and pencil, etc. Mixed media is a great way to add color to your sketchbook drawings, though... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at creative jewish mom
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Art is a wonderful medium enabling a person to not only express themselves but also use their talents to make something that can bring joy to others. One of the amazing things about art is that it allows an artist... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at creative jewish mom
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The "Three Weeks" on the Jewish calendar is always such a challenging time, as on the one hand it is a mourning period, which intensifies for the last 9 days, and on the other hand it is summer vacation! There... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, thanks so much for joining me here! I hope your summer is going well and you are taking advantage of longer days to get out and enjoy nature! My evening walks have been amazing, and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at creative jewish mom
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I just love morning glory and of course the more flowers in one's container garden, the better! A year and a half ago I was in the Ukraine and picked up a bunch of seeds for as I recall something... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at creative jewish mom
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Process art is all about the making of the art as either therapy or a way of loosening up, or both. The end result is not what counts, but rather the process. I do want to write about this a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at creative jewish mom
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The 17th of Tammuz, the minor fast day which marks the beginning of the period of mourning for Jerusalem that is referred to as "The Three Weeks" is on Thursday, so lets add some meaning to this important time with... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at creative jewish mom
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A sketchbook is a great place to explore all kinds of things, and when I came across some cloud doodles that I wanted to try out myself I realized that this drawing exercise would also help me with my paintings... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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This summer is all about sketching and doodling and filling my sketchbook with all kinds of botanicals and lettering and florals, mostly done with a fine point black marker! I'll admit it has become my #1 creative activity at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, thanks so much for joining me here! Wow, July is here and yet we are still riding the never ending vacation wave, (while most schools opened up, it just so happens that both my daughter's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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Yes, dear readers, the sketchbook adventures continue, and I have another tip to share with you when it comes to successful sketchbook entries. Okay, I didn't really mean that, because "succesful" isn't what the sketchbook journey is about, meaning it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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After I whipped up my handmade new baby card, using some of the simple botanical sketches I've been practicing in my sketchbook, I realized that I really needed an envelope, especially since I didn't have a gift that was the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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A new baby means a new baby card, and all that sketching or rather doodling in my sketchbook means it is time to put that practice to work in the form of a handmade card! And, why not do the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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Remember the story about the huge bag of unsightly old candles that accidentally ended up at our house, and how I decided to make upcycled candles? Well dear readers here is confirmation that indeed there are no accidents, as that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, I hope everyone is well and finding time for creativity, ah yes, and thanks for joining me here! June is almost over, yikes, and I did not accomplish my goal of learning to use Procreate,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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I love witnessing the yearly cycle of the fields and hillsides just outside our front door, and the brilliant cascade of color sometimes associated with that! In the spring vivid green becomes hills of rolling yellow, then dotted by red... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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It has now been more than a month since I started seriously filling up the pages in my sketchbook, and the process has been truly amazing. I have roughly another 29 pages yet to fill, so within a month or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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One of the things that always kept me from really delving into a sketchbook practice was that I was afraid of making mistakes, yes indeed! Of course I make mistakes all the time, but in the case of a sketchbook... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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While I have never grown cherry tomatoes, I do know that tomato plants of all kinds generally need support as the tomatoes can get quite heavy, causing the plant to fall over or even break otherwise. So, while the organic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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This year with all the time spent at home as a family, I've had time for some simple upgrades to my container garden due in part to the help of a few teen aged boys! At long last I planted... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, thanks so much for joining me here! It is hard to believe that we are more than half way through June, and this time warp shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. Summer travel... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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I have taken this post out of the archives as it really is a perfect summer camp craft. And while some might rather make pine cone pineapples, these animals will appeal to almost everyone. Make a plan to make at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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I have taken this craft out of the archives and dusted it off as it is a great partner to my pine cone animals post. Plus it truly is one of the cutest nature crafts ever, right? And pineapples can... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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Summer is here, which means whether or not summer camp is a part of your summer, you can still do messy, activity oriented crafts (outdoors?) that one might do in summer camp. Acrylic pour painting fits right into that category... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2020 at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, thanks so much for joining me here! Summer is here, and that means hot days and fortunately generally cool nights here in our mountaintop location. While the surrounding fields and meadows are mostly gold with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2020 at creative jewish mom