Many of my friends know of our art habit. My mother, Nana, is a Master Artist. A couple of times a month, she teaches my five children an art lesson. Usually these lessons complement our nature studies. Other times Nana guides us in a surprise, like her Mug of Hot Chocolate. Back in February 2010, on an unexpected snow day here in the south, Nana
This pastel of Christ’s crown of thorns is a personal favorite of mine as we enter the Easter season. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 NIV Colors Needed: The pastels that are needed for the crown are a reddish brown,
Chalk pastels are “blessedly messy,” as Nana says. Yet we’ve found a way to avoid the mess and enjoy pastels – even on the go! We discovered the iPastels iPad app from Norbyte. Of course this app isn’t exactly like holding a piece of soft chalk in your hand. But it does offer a close creative capability. iPastels will help you create a digital pastel
We absolutely love this duct tape pumpkin my Aunt Patti made! It is a store bought, plastic pumpkin decorated with patterned duct tape. She topped it with wire ribbon. SO cute! Instructions found via Pinterest at Love & Sugar Kisses. You know Middle Girl has this in mind for her next duct tape project (more duct tape projects here). Apple or Pumpkin Pastel Two Ingredient
With only a few school things to tie up, my thoughts turn to summer. Projects you can enjoy at home or the seashore! The Art of the Drip Castle – How to Make a Drip Sand Castle. Maybe the backyard sandbox? How to Make a Homemade Handprint Crab T-Shirt Beach Umbrellas Chalk Pastel Tutorial At The Beach Pastel Tutorial Path to the Beach Pastel Tutorial
My Blue Boat: A Pastels Tutorial The joy of art. We are blessed that way. See, for over two years now Nana has taught the children chalk pastel lessons on a variety of subjects. She teaches all the children at once – multiple ages. And I join in now and then too! How about you? Won’t you join us? Consider this your personal invitation! Let
This robin pastels tutorial is hosted by me and the children. A direct result of the confidence we’ve built in following Nana’s instructions. See, we pulled out the chalk pastels during a nature study as we often do. And we sketched robins to complement our studies. Here is what we did. We watched robins in the backyard. Then we opened our favorite bird field guide.
If you or your students are serious about continuing to work with pastels, it makes sense to protect the pastel sticks with storage. This week I decided that the children needed a nicer storage box for their pastels. I have a three-drawer wooden box that will hold about 50-75 sticks of soft and hard pastels. I was not using this storage much and thought that