Lela was away at her very first youth retreat and that meant little sisters were left behind. So every day big sister was away I planned a fun activity the girls could look forward to. They called it Little Sister Camp. On day three we invited MeeMaw over for an art party. My mom loves… Read More Owl Art Project with MeeMaw…Free & Fabulous!
If you have been following our homeschooling journey you know that visual art + mommy = disaster. Over the years I have relied on home-based art programs to teach the girls art. I have been truly impressed with the art they have been able to create, along with their growing understanding of art concepts and… Read More Circle Line Art School: An Online Offering
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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More Painting in PJS: Our 1st Art Class
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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…
Khari and I are teaching our very first joint class, Art History 101! I am so excited about this for three main reasons: 1.Khari is such a talented artist 2. The girls love when daddy teaches them 3. I get to kick back and play support, which is a blast! This week we kicked off… Read More Art 101: The EDIBLE Color Wheel