family at art

suncatchers

Miss M. made these suncatchers by using an eye dropper to put liquid watercolor on paper towels. She got to work on her fine motor skills and make something pretty. (Just don't look too closely at my desperately-need-to-be-washed windows!). Sir I. had fun using Legos, corks, forks and [read more] about family at art

30-minute creativity

I have a hard time working on a big creative project during the summer.  Maybe it's because I've spent more of my life in school than out of it, and summer whispers vacation to me. Or maybe because summer is such a short season where I live and we're eager to cram in as much pool, park and yard time [read more] about 30-minute creativity

linkatopia

The Art Projects Edition: daisy yellow has a three-part series on organizing summer art projects for you and your kids. I believe my kids have every intention of running wild in our yard and at the park this summer, but I prefer more sedate activities. My planned projects are: making jam, sewing [read more] about linkatopia

baby steps

Light blogging this week and I'm off to my sister's wedding, so no posts this weekend. There have been no major happenings on the writing front. I'm still chugging along on that not-so-short story (probably 7K when done). I had wanted to complete it before leaving, but I've been too distracted [read more] about baby steps

the big bad blank page

Hello. *raises hand* I'm a writer, and, um... I'm afraid of a blank page. For several months now, I've talked/dreamed/blogged about taking up drawing as my secondary hobby (which means that in terms of priorities it has to fall way below things like "putting away laundry" and "cleaning the [read more] about the big bad blank page