Category: Art

Paper Doll Palooza and Interview with Creator Cory Jensen

When I was in kindergarten, I got the chicken pox and was home on the couch for a week.  (Now, thankfully, my children will never know that “joy” due to the chicken pox vaccine, but I digress.)  My grandma and mom tried to help… Continue Reading “Paper Doll Palooza and Interview with Creator Cory Jensen”

Book Review: Flora and the Flamingo

Molly Idle’s Flora and the Flamingo is such an enchanting book – and absolutely wordless.  Now, as a writer – I am a huge fan of words, but this book is an absolute FEAST for the eyes.  My preschooler (who is getting tired of all of… Continue Reading “Book Review: Flora and the Flamingo”

Totem Pole Artwork

Students and teachers at my daughter’s school recently did a project in which they took the 7 habits of Highly effective people and corresponded each habit with an animal and the animal’s strengths or talents.  The result was a beautiful totem pole.  I couldn’t… Continue Reading “Totem Pole Artwork”

Book Review: The Apple-Pip Princess

It’s not often that I find a book written and illustrated by the same person that I enjoy.  Typically one or other element is lacking (the illustrations are gorgeous, but the story is dull, or vice versa).   So I was thrilled when we found Jane Ray’s… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Apple-Pip Princess”

Motivating Kids to be Creative with Chalk Drawings

This weekend, we had my cousin’s daughter, M, staying with us. I wanted to motivate the children to play outside while the weather was good, and I had some cleaning to do and didn’t want to be constantly interrupted. So, I sent them out… Continue Reading “Motivating Kids to be Creative with Chalk Drawings”

Handwriting – A Creative Art

My sweet first-grader (who wants to be an artist one day) has the sloppiest handwriting.  At first, I thought that it was just a she’s-learning-to-write thing,  but the more I watch her, the worse her handwriting is.  She just wants to get the assignment… Continue Reading “Handwriting – A Creative Art”

Elementary School Art Show

Two weeks ago, my daughter’s school sponsored an Art Show for families. There was an Art competition, and displays of student art work. The school is fortunate enough to have an artist-in-residence who was able to work with the classes. My daughter is in… Continue Reading “Elementary School Art Show”

Summer Blues? Hearing “I’m bored” a little too much?

Encourage the kids in your life to CREATE! Have them enter the Waldron Publishing Summer Stories Contest – WHO: All children and youth ages 5-18 are encouraged to enter. WHAT: Original stories or artwork based on a pirate theme. WHEN: June 25-August 20th, 2011 WHERE: Find out more at… Continue Reading “Summer Blues? Hearing “I’m bored” a little too much?”

Home Concerts

Several months ago, my dear friend, Cydnee had been to a home concert of Indie artist, Sarah Sample. Sarah makes her living as a singer/songwriter and Cydnee, a very talented musician, set up a house concert which I was able to attend last month.… Continue Reading “Home Concerts”

Royal Wedding – Jerusalem, inspires you to greatness

I was so touched by the words of the anthem/hymn, Jerusalem by William Blake (1808) music by Sir Hubert Parry (1916) during the recent Marriage ceremony of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  Poetry is not written like this anymore, where the words are so powerful, they move you not… Continue Reading “Royal Wedding – Jerusalem, inspires you to greatness”

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