Yes, they are dropping...are you happy, sad, excited for snow? As adults, many of us dread winter coming whereas smaller people tend to love the approach of the cold, wet stuff. Either way, fall is a wonderful reason to celebrate the change of the seasons for a little while longer. It will be white for... Continue Reading →
As a big fan of paint I was not sure how to react to a mess free alternative to the paint brush and liquid paint. Tempera paint blocks or cakes, you know the ones: They are still popular in classrooms and centers but I find they don't give great coverage. Sometimes students are frustrated by... Continue Reading →
Complaints that Mama was getting to go to Painting Parties while children missed out were countered by having a "Paint Nite" style birthday party for 9 year old Daisy. She is an avid artist and was very excited to host a painting party for her friends. Guests were asked to bring an art smock or... Continue Reading →
Beautiful upcycling of old (not quality classrooms) crayons into: Lavender essential oil infused heart crayons! Perfect valentine gifts for school friends and a great way to get rid of junky crayons.
Snow is abundant at the moment, presenting the perfect canvas. It was a little chilly so we brought the snow into the warmth. The invitation: The Aqua Flo Brush Set is only $3.75 and seemed like the ideal way to paint snow (and I really wanted to try them!). I corresponded the watercolour paint inside to the... Continue Reading →
I enjoyed using watercolour pencils as a child and loved that moment when you added water and your art turned into a painting. As with many things the memories from childhood are a little betraying. While teaching an art class recently, I was disappointed by the watercolour pencils I tried with my students. They seemed grainy... Continue Reading →