Thursday, January 29, 2009

For my frozen friends in the northern lands...





Can I have some sympathy? I am cold!

*ducks as friends lob snowballs*









Okay - here are the pictures of our snow fall! burr! *shiver* How can I ever get all this snow off my truck so I can drive home?






*ducks and runs away amid a shower of snowballs*


Hope you all thaw out up there - I'll send you some of my cold weather so you can warm up! ROFLOL!


God bless,

Kathy

ps It snowed ALL DAY in Prescott - haha - and this is all the snow we had.


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Friday, January 23, 2009

How small can I paint?



Pretty darn small!
These were made for the 1/12 dollhouse scale and are for sale in my etsy store which is now closed.

Very fun to do, but I was a little bleary eyed when I finished! Just had to share =)

God bless,
Kathy


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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Revisit "Never too young for art" and...

Remember the previous post ~ "Never too young for art" ~ well take a good look at Mikayla's chair in this picture.



That chair has been used for five (yes! five!) generations of children. My grandmother, Patience Maria (pronounced like Mariah) was the first child to use it; then my aunt and father, Christine and Richard; followed by my sister and I, Mary and Kathleen. I inherited the chair when my daughter, Cynthia was born and now my granddaughters, Mikayla and Naomi use it. This lovely youth chair has been passed to the eldest child in each generation for all these years.

It's one of my favorite treasures and I hope that it sees many more generations of children!

Just had to share =)
God bless,
Kathy

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Never too young for art!

Mikayla ~ 5 years old ~ check out the level of concentration here!



Naomi ~ 2 years old ~ the plate became part of her artwork! Notice how nicely it is painted, too.




Naomi and Mikayla came to visit me between Christmas and New Year's Day and we had a blast. We played with the animals, made pizza and cookies, painted, and just generally had lots of fun! Painting together was definitely a high light of the visit. I cut ACEO blanks out of bristol board and watercolor paper and just turned them loose. Mikayla (5 years old) painted with a purpose and came up with idea after idea. Naomi (2 years old) had the most fun mixing the paint and moving large globs to the paper. Then she decided to paint the plate (her palette). It was so cute and a lot of fun to watch them both.

I highly recommend painting with children to give you a fresh perspective on art! Look at the painting process through their eyes and you will have a whole new perception on what is important. Everything from perfecting your image (smiley face #1, smiley face #2, smiley face #3...) to enjoying the way it feels to mix paint and move it from location to location. Pick up a couple of brushes, hand one to child and have a painting fest today!

God bless,

Kathy

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