• "Art Journaling",  "family",  "hobbies",  "homeschool",  "kids"

    Let’s Make Some Great Art

    …have you heard of this book?  It’s pretty cool, and so far, it is getting the thumbs up from Nathan.  I bought this book for a whopping $2.48, used online, with the sole purpose of integrating it into our homeschooling routine.  In the last two schools Nathan attended, neither of them offered Art class anymore, which I find a bit sad. Back to the book.  If you haven’t guessed by now, the book is called, Let’s Make Some Great Art.  It’s geared towards younger kids, although my husband and I have found ourselves wanting to do some of the projects, too.  My philosophy:  there is still a child left in…

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    Art Journal | Update 2

    My art journal is slowly evolving into a reflection of my life. Very s-l-o-w-l-y.  If you flipped through it today, you would find it teeming with unfinished sketches, partially painted pages, and splotchy areas that were my attempt to fix an uh-oh. Throughout this experience so far, I would have to say that having an art journal is fun. On the flip side, it is very time consuming (or I make it time consuming) and this will probably be my last art journal for a very long time once I’m finished. (Haha)  For me, using words to express what is on my mind, coupled with a few snap shots is…

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    Art Journal

    Me coming home with new journals is no surprise in my household, mainly because I have written in journals since I was a wee one.  I have filled many, many, books.  I’ve even written a real book! Ha!  So, while I have written many journals, they have lacked visually.  Sure, I’ve added a few pictures here and there or used colored ink/paper, but the creativity stops there.  I’ve decided to take on a new challenge of using a different medium to express my day to day happenings and feelings.  I figure I’ll be stumped at first.  But just like when you write, you just have to start typing and before…