Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Here is the beautiful selection of springy colors!
Here are two friends being twinsies, using similar color combinations. Did you notice how nice the lanterns look with the shirt you can see in the picture?
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
I put on my frilliest and most colorful apron, and got busy making
my first batch of strawberry rhubarb jam,
decking the apartment with beautiful flowers,
making twelve shoebox looms for after school art,
working on my beautiful quilt,
watering the flowers on the balcony,
starting to read a funny book,
buying some quail eggs for decorating for Easter,
pruning the grape vine,
and making chicken soup for my little boy, who has a bad cold. Making home, making it a place that feels good, smells good, and looks good, a place that is good to be, for body and soul.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Some scraps can be made into strips by cutting in a zigzag.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
I asked the children to imagine that they were in the forest at night. Had anyone ever been in the forest at night? Some had and we talked about it. I talked about how I can see the full moon from my bedroom window, and how beautiful tree limbs (and everything) look in the light of the moon. We imagined that we were standing in the forest looking up at the moon, with the branches of trees coming in from all sides.
Some of the children used the crayon to shade their moon.
Then the children drew trees with black wax crayons, and painted some slightly watered down ultramarine tempera paint over it all.
To do the stars, cover a table with newspaper and load your brush with watery white paint. Practice tapping the metal part of the brush, (the ferrule,) on your finger. Tiny specks of white paint will speckle down. Are they stars? Are they snowflakes? You decide.