Thursday, October 23, 2014
First photos up there ^ We made pour pumpkins in art class...and were inspired by watching this ::::OH MY WORD! SO fun.........................
Our pouring was on a small scale...but we sure were inspired to pour our paint! :-)
Carving pumpkins: lots of fun this year since......MY KIDS CAN DO IT ALL THEMSELVES! Yay! But then the pumpkins rotted pretty bad...white fuzz everywhere....next year we will wait til it gets cooler :)
And finally the ombre pumpkins were absolutely adorable! Such a great art project on so many levels...drawing the pumpkin, painting the dark color first and then adding white for each new stripe. Great practice and such beauty.
I love you, pumpkins!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
here with links (not shown on that pinboard is the barn shingle we freestyle painted).
you can see my September project list and links here.
The kids' apples took my breath away! Here is the youtube video I watched and modeled the project after.
School has been in session for us for about 4 weeks and so far we are loving the Sonlight curriculum. We have enjoyed the book selections and I have seen the kids being stretched in their writing skills. I honestly pinch myself when I walk into our school room and know I get to spend a great portion of the day in that happy room with my 3. God is so kind to us and I know I don't deserve it.
I hope all is well with you, reader! Thank you for reading this update and thank you, also, if you have prayed for my mom!
P.S. Focus on the Family had a great broadcast yesterday dealing with character building in our kids. Loved this- we are going to try and implement some of these ideas:
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Welcome! come in and get creative :)
The 100 year old self portrait was super cute. I found the idea here...the best part...the brown paper face made from wrinkled brown paper. We looked on the Internet at pictures of people who were 100 years old.
The dolphin drawing was from here. Thank you, Marty Nystom!
The robot template is here.
I am excited about the August class coming up on the 22nd and 25th....lots of great stuff....studying the artist Winslow Homer....ships....sunflowers....and sculptures using a fun summer toy (what could that be?!?!?). I have a few spots left in each class...email me to inquire (saramincy @ gmail.com)
Labels: art projects for kids
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
this recipe pretty much, but used a lemon cake mix instead of scratch. I was in such a cooking and baking kick, and now I'm......not! Ha! I think I just get bored and move onto something else. Now it's getting ready for a homeschool curriculum consignment sale (pricing, tagging) and getting ready to do art classes again- Yay! It has been too long. Hope you are having a sweet and fun summer.
P.S. my favorite verses right now:
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah
Saturday, June 14, 2014
How can it be that I have not blogged for 2 months? I have no good excuses...Here is what we have been up to :) :) Oh! And we are still living in our house! How wonderful is that? It has been back and forth, but for now we are still here and putting selling on hold. God has been so gracious and kind to us through the whole process. These things take time...Dave was out of a job for 6 months a year ago...and that catches up to you eventually. But, here we are still and thankful...willing to move if we have to....but more than happy to stay if we can :)
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Step one) Splash a hard boiled egg with white vinegar (that's a kid arm there in the photo :)
Step two) Squirt with food color (my tip- give the kids choices of either cool colors or warm colors. I put yellow, orange, red, and pink food color bottles in one container, and the rest of the colors in another (blues, greens, purples). The kids could pick either hot or cold colors (good way to review :) If you let the kids use all of the colors they run together to make a nice brown...and hey, if that is what you are going for, that is fine- we were going for vibrant!)
I have tried so many egg dying methods and this is by far my favorite.
Now for color #2.............................
Lydia, Jen, and I ran in a Color me Rad 5k a few weeks ago. It was colorful :) And fun...the best part is that you are so distracted with all of the color (and not getting the powder in your mouth :-/) that you don't feel how painful the running is :) Even though I don't actually run enough for it to be painful...I totally believe in a walk/slow jog combination for optimum health :)
(we did start with white shirts)
Hope you have a colorful weekend! We are enjoying having Dave's parents here. The weather is perfect!