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Tiny Sparrow Foundation

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Earlier this year we became a recipient of Tiny Sparrow Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides enduring memories through the beauty of photography to families with children who are facing life threatening diseases. By coordinating with photographers nationwide, they gift each family with

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Kids Art Show

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The school year came to an end so quickly, before I knew it there were only 4 weeks to plan the kids’ art show for our little homeschool class!… We decided to reserve the library auditorium – plenty of space, chairs and

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Fun with Paint Chips: A Homeschool Art Project

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A big box of full-page paint chips was donated to our little school recently and I have been trying to figure out what we could do with it. So I decided to make it a Paint Chip Art Project Day.

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More Learning to Live Again

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In February, as we drew closer to the end of Jenna’s chemotherapy, we realized we had been so wrapped up in “the cancer world”, afraid of exposing Jenna to any kind of infection, trying so hard to protect her, to

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Texture with Acrylics: A Homeschool Art Lesson

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Texture is the last element of Art we are studying this year… The look and feel of a surface… Since we’ve mostly been painting I decided we would focus on creating texture with paint. Last week we practiced watercolor texture

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How to Help a Family Who Has a Child with Cancer

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Many people asked how they could help us during the 18 months our young daughter went through chemotherapy for a rare disease called LCH. At the time, there were often too many things happening to really think about or be

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Watercolor Texture Techniques: A Homeschool Art Lesson

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Texture is the last Element of Art we are studying… Texture is the look and feel of a surface… Since we’ve mostly been painting this school year I decided we would practice watercolor texture techniques this week and next week

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Form and Tin Can Robots: Homeschool Art Lessons

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If you can’t tell, we have been studying the Elements of Art. This week we experimented with Form. We started out talking about what a form is (a 3-dimensional Shape, a Shape inflated with air like a balloon) and what

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52 Pillows – #33 – The Liver Pillow

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Lots of body parts enjoy the benefit of pillows… Our heads sink into pillows each night. Our backs rest against cushions. Our bottoms are cradled by cushions. Our feet enjoy being propped on pillows. But what about our internal parts,

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Shapes, Cut Paper and Skyscrapers: Homeschool Art Lessons

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In March we studied another element of art: Shape. We discussed the types of shapes – geometric (precise and regular shapes like squares, triangles, and rectangles) and biomorphic  which means life-form (shapes found in nature, rounded and irregular, things that

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