Here at Hodgepodge, we are well, a hodgepodge. Some homemaking one day, a good dose of homeschooling, a slow cooker full of recipes, and plenty of art for all ages. So, it seemed fitting when putting together a basket for YOU, dear reader, to gather a hodgepodge of items. A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels ebook – Looking for an Easy Way to Add Art
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ~ Pablo Picasso This is one of my absolute favorite pastels! The lines are simple; the flow of the bending tree limbs is instantly recognizable to the viewer. You can draw this picture on any size of paper; but having said that, I must say that a piece
Nana thought it would be fun to make our chalk pastel box. And that it surely was. But most of all – colorful! So here she is with chalk pastel box: a tutorial. Little Buddy joined in first. He made his own creation while Nana sketched off the chalk pastel box. He narrated his artwork as he went along, saying it is a sun glob.
We are excited to announce our ebook, A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels: Art for All Ages. The Lord blessed my mother, Lucia Hames, with amazing talent. She’s been teaching her grandchildren art lessons for years. A Simple Start offers a whole year of chalk pastels from Nana, the Master Artist – her talents from The Master… Available for a special introductory price of $19.99
It’s been a Hodgepodge sort of December. We’ve collected many happy memories even though we were hit with sickness starting early in the month. The flu was staggered with each of our family of seven – lasting 10 days to two weeks for each of us. So far, only one escaped. The sick ones were quarantined upstairs in hopes of preventing the spread to the
This week has been a bit of a colorful blur. We’ve had a few sick children around here. One level of the house for the sick, one for the well. We do have well ones! And everyone else is slowly feeling better. So I focused on small victories. Like this one I shared on Facebook… “Sometimes the small victories are the sweetest. Like asking the
Winter offers so many opportunities for art fun. Art projects for Christmas and winter holidays can warm us and brighten blustery days. A thrill of hope. The weary world rejoices. For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn! Today I share some of our favorites… Christmas Tree in the Snow Christmas Ornament O’er the hills we go, laughing all the way, ha, ha, ha… Winter
The rich colors of fall offer such joy for simple art projects. Creativity, it’s good theology; it’s what God did in the beginning.” ~ Ann Voskamp, Why Everybody Needs to Make Art Everyday: 7 Keys to Creativity Today I share some of our favorites… Fall Tree Reflection Apple or Pumpkin? Fall Leaf Tree Silhouette Harvest Moon Twilight To the Woods (just adapt the summer colors