Sharing Easter and spring arts and crafts to complement the change of seasons! Bird’s Nest: A Pastels Tutorial Tornado: A Pastels Tutorial Handprint Easter Lamb Three Little Chicks: A Pastels Tutorial Bubbles: A Pastels Tutorial Queen Anne’s Lace: A Pastels Tutorial Wedding Shower Paper Chain Book Lover Wreath (Wreath made from paperback books) Decorate a Trash Can with Cherries All Things Art and Craftiness
We were admiring the maple tree in the backyard… …noticing how beautiful the yellow leaves were against the gray sky. Nana said she could show us how to capture the beauty of the tree in chalk pastels. Using an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper, we drew the line for the ground about 3/4 of the way down the paper. We then turned our
Being from the south, all things that are syrupy and carbonated are called Coke. Especially here in Georgia, around the Coke capitol of Atlanta. Just last month, we went as a family to the World of Coke for Middle Girl’s birthday. All that said, we thought it appropriate to enjoy a Coca-Cola pastel. Nana helped us with just that. Leading us through the simple steps.
From the summer archives…We sat at the coffee table and looked out at the view. The brilliant teal blue water and the colorful beach umbrellas. Yes, we really had made it to the beach. And on this afternoon, Nana showed us how to capture the brilliant colors in pastels. Not only did we learn how to make shade under those umbrellas and all the beach
Are you ready to whip up a fudge pie? Well, guess what? Today, you can either stir up a pie on your paper or use the recipe below to bake one in your oven – or both! I’m sharing Nana’s latest pastels tutorial plus the recipe for Fudge Pie at Heart of the Matter today. I hope you’ll join me for the deliciosity!
“Beauty puts a face on God. When we gaze at nature, at a loved one, at a work of art, our soul immediately recognizes and is drawn to the face of God.” ~ Margaret Brownley This pastel lesson was inspired by the above photo. That tiny figure out on the beach is my brother. A few years ago we were all together at the water’s
A marsh made with soft, chalk pastels is Nana’s favorite. She loves how the setting sun is reflected in the water. She also enjoys the techniques that give the scene depth, the blending of trees, the tapping in of grasses. So, one afternoon recently, she brought her new set of pastels. She showed us all how to make a marsh. We pulled out our big
It’s time to paint a sparklers chalk pastel painting! I would never have known the amount of color wrapped up in a sparkler had it not been for Nana’s celebratory pastel. We peeked ahead to the July family calendar page. See all those sparklers? Here’s where the Independence Day and celebratory fun starts! Nana used the center photo as her guide… …but we noticed how