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Steve and Tricia Hodges have homeschooled for fourteen years now. They have five children ranging in age from elementary to high school. Tricia’s mother, Lucia Hames (a.k.a Nana), began teaching the children the joy of art with chalk pastels back in February of 2010 – on an afternoon she was snowed in at their house. Inches of snow were piled up outside. But inside, they created puffy clouds, an ocean view and a path to that beach…Since then they have been sharing those times with you online in tutorial form.
You ARE An Artist!
Nana says, “Children are innately artists by themselves, and if given the opportunity and the delight of wielding a paintbrush, a child will create a masterpiece all their own. There are NO rules but one: Praise, praise, praise!” She loves to remind each and every one of us that You ARE an Artist! Tricia and Nana are truly passionate about helping you get over the art guilt, get started in small steps and grow a love of art in your home!
The Art of Homeschooling
Tricia shares a mixture of free art lessons and helpful homeschool habits for multiple ages. She and her mother, Lucia, are co-authors of art curriculum for all ages and a series of cookbooks at Southern Hodgepodge.
Be sure to subscribe to Hodgepodge for free subscriber-only art tutorials. Don’t miss our listing of 100+ free art tutorials in chalk pastels and acrylics – including video lessons. Plus, be sure to get your free ebook, Getting Started in Chalk Pastels. The free ebook includes a 15% discount code for your first purchase!
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Steve and Tricia are co-owners of The Curriculum Choice, a site offering reviews of homeschool curriculum and products. The review team is made up of homeschool veterans sharing reviews of the curricula they love and use in their own homes. Curriculum Decisions Made Simple.
We also head up Habits for a Happy Home, a group blog of helpful habits “to keep us on the road toward the kind of home that pleases the Lord.”
These three sites are rolled together under Southern Hodgepodge.
So, we hope you feel welcome and find what you might need at any of our trio of sites. Please, settle in and make yourself at home.