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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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Chinese New Year pARTy

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I know Chinese New Year was January 31 this year, but when I found this Chinese Dragon painting project, we decided to make a homeschool pARTy of it, even if it was in March. A day of history and culture

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Learning to Live Again

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As we approached the end of Jenna’s chemotherapy earlier this month, we thought about what might change once her treatment was finished. The more we thought about it, the more we realized… not a lot. She still has the feeding

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Blind Contour Drawings: Homeschool Art Lessons

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One of my favorite drawing techniques is blind contour drawing, drawing the outline of an object or person without looking at your paper, so I thought it’d be a fun end to our focus on lines. Using the blind contour drawing

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