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I have been reading a lot of mysteries lately. My favorite from the summer had to be Artifact by Gigi Pandian. That said, I have had detective fever ever since. The mystery vibe was infused into our daily painting session when I was met with a little resistance from my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at Child at Art
Thomas Merton once said, "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." It may look like my son is painting his hand very blue, which is true, and making a royal mess at the same time; but when asked to explain what he's creating he... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at Child at Art
A few weeks back as part of our Art Group we ended up with a prolific amount of artwork that I used some as cards and gift tags, hung a few in my son's art corner in his room, and stilll had a ton remaining. Instead of recycling the art... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Child at Art
Before our weekend became a giant rain storm , we spent our afternoon picnicking in our backyard. Nibbling snacks under our orange tree while one 3-year-old climbed its branches. During the few peaceful moments I busied my fingers with weaving a sweet little crown out of grass and leaves for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2013 at Child at Art
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Recently, ok- this afternoon, I was thinking about the type of parent I want to be, or maybe the type of parent I ought to be, and it dawned on me that I already know the type of parent I am. I am a parent who believes experiences big or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Child at Art
My oldest produces a lot of art. Among what we create at home, as part of our art group and what he brings home from preschool we have piles of art around our home. Before my daughter was born this past spring I had a realization that we just couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at Child at Art
The late afternoon is the time of day I find myself finally consciously sitting down for a moment, or two, to rest my feet, my mind, and let the weight of the day’s activities dissipate. It’s also the time of day when my sweet little baby goes down for another... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2013 at Child at Art
Hi All! Recently we hosted a bubble themed art group, and it was a blast! Unlike most of our art groups in the past, we organized this one around a very specific theme and focused on three main points: Circles, Bubbles, and printing. We turned on a bubble machine at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at Child at Art
We are big into watercolors these days. E has finally learned that he must wet the paint pallets with water in order to saturate his brush with paint. He has found it interesting to experiment with different brush types too while using watercolors. Recently we tried using larger sponge brushes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at Child at Art
As a mother I know it's difficult to find time to be creative, especially when there is still a pile of laundry to fold and dishes beckoning to be put away. However, I also know that as someone who itches from the inside out for that next creative moment it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2013 at Child at Art
My son has a lot of questions when it comes to the ocean, especially about jelly fish. They are such majestic hazards of the sea that seem to be closer to extraterrestrials than to their sea anemone cousins (just a little bit of trivia I picked up on our ocean... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2013 at Child at Art
We are getting ready to take the littles to the aquarium soon. My son is, and has been, obsessed with ocean life for the past several months. So, our many art projects of late have been ocean inspired. But my goodness is there an abundance of shapes, colors and textures... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2013 at Child at Art
I loved this video the moment I finished watching it. It reminded me that sometimes we need a little more time to get those creative juices flowing. Not much time is needed, just 10-15 minutes will do. Blocking out time was the number 1 tip in my post about raising... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at Child at Art
My son awoke with a need to make something. The only problem was he didn't know what. I asked him if he wanted to draw, paint, or play with the chalk board. He answered no to all. What he wanted to do was make a collage! Fortunately, we had some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2013 at Child at Art
1. Block Out Time and Space: You don't need a huge space to be creative or a ton of time. We often fit in small and simple activities during those 10-15 minute moments during our days. We find time often when we first get up or while dinner is simmering.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2013 at Child at Art
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