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Artist-themed Art Projects for Fall

"As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas and colours enough to paint the beautiful things I see." - Vincent Van Gogh Isn't that just beautiful? I feel the same, but fail to have the eloquent wording, or the painting skills like Van Gogh, but it certainly makes for a better intro… Continue reading Artist-themed Art Projects for Fall

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The Year of Creative Journaling

Who else is ready for a new year? The new year is my favorite holiday. So are birthdays. I'm excited to share a few great books to cultivate a little creativity all year long for your kids, or perhaps yourself! This post contains affiliate links. That means I will make a small commission from your… Continue reading The Year of Creative Journaling

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7 Ways to Use Famous Painting Cards

"Every artist was first an amateur." - Ralph Waldo Emerson We've seen them. In museums, in books, on buildings, calendars, coffee mugs, t shirts, and even socks - (I have a pair myself). What am I talking about? Famous paintings! International Artist’s Day is on October 25th, and I've got some ideas to last all… Continue reading 7 Ways to Use Famous Painting Cards

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Drawing with ARTistic Pursuits

Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew. "I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing." -Vincent van Gogh This summer, I visited the Van Gogh Immersive Experience, and it was delightful! I love art, whether it is viewing something as magical as Van Gogh projections, or dabbling with it myself.… Continue reading Drawing with ARTistic Pursuits

Fun Things - Field Trips, Games, Creative Ideas

Priceless Art From a Vending Machine

My blog posts are usually about homeschooling and homeschool related reviews and such. Once in a while, something personal happens that I just want to share with everyone. About a month ago, I saw the coolest thing on PBS. It was a segment about an artist who refurbishes retired cigarette vending machines to vend original… Continue reading Priceless Art From a Vending Machine

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Poetry Ideas for Teens Who Hate It

Ever since my kids were young, whenever I mentioned poetry, I was met with moans and groans. Whether it was writing a haiku, an acrostic, or limerick, nothing seemed to spark much interest. Sure, we read our share of Shel Silverstein that produced some giggles, but when it came to writing their own, I think… Continue reading Poetry Ideas for Teens Who Hate It