Helpful Habit: When do you write?

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In the shower. While I’m driving. Late at night. At the crack of dawn. During afternoon quiet time. On a family walk. In batches on a Saturday morning. A Hodgepodge of writing? With a busy, homeschooling household there really are no long, quiet stretches of writing time. I have to carve them out. Or snatch […]

Favorite Photo of 2011

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Picking a favorite photo from the whole year was no easy task I tell ya. There were scads from the beach. Happy, homeschool photos of siblings reading to each other. The true smile of my eldest son – frequent but so very hard to capture with the camera. The one of my youngest girl, on […]

Christmas Tree in Snow: A Pastels Tutorial

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We had just finished up making some Christmas mixes when Nana offered a pastel lesson. As in other lessons, she sketched off the steps for the children to follow. Just six simple steps, starting with the colors above… You may want to turn your paper so it is vertical to have more room for a […]

Leaf: A Pastels Tutorial

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This lesson is ablaze with fall colors! We just couldn’t help it. The leaves are just glorious and we had to make a pastel version of the outdoor oranges. And would you believe? Pink? This tutorial is short enough to finish in five minutes. Even two-year-old Lil’ Buddy joined in for a few swipes. Nana […]

Aleida’s Challenge: Photos of You with Your Children

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While we were at the beach I got photos of each of the children with Hodgepodgedad. What fun he is! “Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” ~ Ansel Adams (from Eldest Girl’s Digital Photography study) I’d meant to do the same with me while we […]

R is for Rabbit

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My entry in the Homeschool Post’s A B See Photo Meme. Hi! My name is Luci, and I am 13 years old. I love Jesus with all my heart ♥ I have a passion for photography and music. ~Music, Markers & Musings.

B is for Bracelet

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My entry in the Homeschool Post’s A B See Photo Meme. Hi! My name is Luci, and I am 13 years old. I love Jesus with all my heart ♥ I have a passion for photography and music. ~Music, Markers & Musings.

Who? What? Where? When? Why?

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I’m joining in the photoplay hosted by The High Calling. This challenge stretched me as I was to capture five images that represent the Ws of my history… Who made up your DNA? The above is a photo of Mama Ann’s side of the family – summer time at the beach. This photo is in […]

Y is for Your Love Never Fails

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My entry in the Homeschool Post’s A B See Photo Meme. Hi! My name is Luci, and I am 13 years old. I love Jesus with all my heart ♥ I have a passion for photography and music. ~Music, Markers & Musings.  

Bird’s Nest: A Pastels Tutorial

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Oh wow. Gorgeous. That’s what we all said when Nana came in with her latest chalk pastel of a bird’s nest. Beautiful! We wanted to make one too. So Nana taught us how to weave the colors just like birds do – making layers. Ready your pale yellow, yellow, black, dark brown, orange and dark […]

H is for Hydrangea

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We have hydrangea bushes on either side of our front door. I thought they were pretty so I took a picture of them. My entry in the Homeschool Post’s A B See Photo Meme. Hi! My name is Luci, and I am 13 years old. I love Jesus with all my heart ♥ I have […]

Tomato: A Pastels Tutorial

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Juicy, lean-over-the-sink type sandwiches come to mind when I look at Nana’s ripe tomato pastel lesson. Just like my brother’s sandwich! Yes, he said he really did stand at the kitchen sink to eat this one. And the sink caught the juicy drips from his freshly sliced tomato from his garden. YUM. Or, as he […]