In this week’s art lesson the girls were introduced to landscapes! We learned that: Landscapes are works of art that feature scenes of nature: mountains, lakes, gardens, rivers, etc. They can be oil paintings, watercolors, gauche, pastels, or prints of any kind. Before the girls worked on creating their own landscape we took time to… Continue reading Winter Landscape Art Project
Over the years, my husband and I have found ourselves in a love / hate relationship with playdough. We love the fact that it keeps our girls occupied for hours but we simply hate the mess! What it does to carpet is simply downright abusive, I mean really! So Khari and I instituted a rule–a… Continue reading Model Magic: I’m Back In Love!
My morning ritual often starts with a struggle—a battle between Mind and Body. Each one very clear about what they think is best and each one extremely persuasive. Body reminds me how tired I am and how very good it simply feels to just be…lay in bed and simply be… Mind jumps in and reminds… Continue reading 5 Lessons I Learned as a Backstage Mom: My Hopes for Homeschooling in 2017
So we came across this by pure chance but was completely blown away when we watched it. Since then I have shown the video to…well…everyone that had about 12 minutes to spare and I have enjoyed watching it right along with them. The girls were amazed as well and it was such a timely find as… Continue reading Underwater Museums: This Week’s Inspirational Hour
Sunflowers have always been the flower that I think best captures who I am (you know in flower form). Tall happy flowers always head up, looking for the sun. They inspire me. So when I discovered that this week’s art lesson was centered around the sunflower, I knew it was going to be a joy-filled… Continue reading Art: Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
I love art, and all the forms she expresses herself. Being honest, I am not a visual artist. Actually, my self-confidence in my self expression through paints, pencils and crayons pretty much was squashed after my 2nd grade teacher squinted up her nose at what I was sure to be my best picture yet, a… Continue reading Painting in PJS: Our 1st Art Class
Originally posted on Off The Soapbox:
Those were the words Lela spoke to me as we listened together to the interview of Misty Copleland, talking about being the 1st African-American Prima Ballerina at the American Ballet Theater. Lela is a dancer. I knew this was true of her even before I held her in my arms. She…