Category Archives: Arts and Crafts

I Cleaned Up the Homeschool Room

Man oh man, am I ever pooped. I just cleaned the messiest room EVER. Situated right off of our dining room, the homeschool room is approximately 12×12, so 144 square feet of madness. The long table we have for crafts … Continue reading

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I Could Do It Myself!

As we drove to the first meeting of Peace Quest this year, Emily remarked, “You know Mama, sewing on my hat’s pompom only takes like four stitches. It’s super easy and quick.” The hat she had received for Christmas, an … Continue reading

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Let Them Paint the Walls in Black

Okay, so my daughter has now been singing “I see a red door and I want it painted black” over and over for the past half hour. My husband just arrived home, and has only heard five or so renditions, … Continue reading

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Fall Learning (and Traveling)

We have been to California and back and it was a fabulous journey. That said, I’m sure glad to be back home! As I predicted, the weather had taken a turn towards cool by the time we returned. Possibly for … Continue reading

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Learning From Art…Re-Creating A Vision of Myself

My pen glides on the paper, practicing loops, curves, details. After more than a month, it is easier, more assured, less jittery. My husband tells me, “That’s art you are creating. You know that, right?” I nod and try to … Continue reading

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On Sunday, on a whim, I decided to take some of my new doodling/art skills off of the page, and onto a wall. The homeschool room wall to be exact. I wanted to add a blackboard to the room, so … Continue reading

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Zentangle Once More

I colored that last Zentangle and neglected to take a picture of it. It looks nice with spots of color. (Look for that in the mail, Dee) I thought that today I would show you the process as I understand … Continue reading

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Zentangle…or An Approximation Thereof

I found this new, cool art as therapy kind of activity. It’s referred to as Zentangle, but I’m not a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) nor do I play one on tv. This is fun, though. REAL fun. And I’m hoping … Continue reading

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It’s Been A Good Week

It’s Thursday afternoon and it has been a good, no, GREAT week. We have learned a lot, spent plenty of hours outside in the sun (except for today’s return of winter), and delved into many areas of interest and learning. … Continue reading

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Writing (and Illustrating) Our First Story

Yesterday at breakfast Emily was finishing her bowl of Rice Crispies with gusto. She had abandoned the spoon and was busy digging into the thin layer of sugar that lay at the bottom of the bowl. “I just LOVE sugar! … Continue reading

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