Sketch Tuesday ~ Handle

We have participated in Sketch Tuesday for most of our homeschooling years and it remains a fresh, exciting and creative part of our weekly routine!  This week’s Sketch Tuesday theme is ~ Something with a handle

Here’s my sketch ~

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Blessings,

 

Sketch Tuesday ~ Vegetable

Create every day“, I wrote on a little chalk board in our study/ craft room last year.  Like Barb says in her latest post, I believe that moms gain so much from participating in some form of creative activity every day.  Whether it be time spent listening to or playing music, gardening, sewing, sketching, painting, handiwork or crafts.  Karen Andreola calls it “Mother Culture“.   She quotes,

“Mothers should cultivate their souls so that in turn they may cultivate the souls of their children.”

Sketch Tuesday prompts me to create at least once a week. It is soul food which nourishes and blesses me as a busy homeschool mom.

This week’s Sketch Tuesday theme is ~ Vegetable

Here’s my sketch ~

20160129_070423-1If you would like to join Sketch Tuesday, pop over to Harmony Fine Arts and click the subscription box and confirm the subscription email when it comes.  Each week Barb will email the slideshow and the next topic of theme.

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Blessings,

 

Sketch Tuesday ~ Sweet

We have participated in Sketch Tuesday for most of our homeschooling years and it remains a fresh, exciting and creative part of our weekly routine!  This week’s Sketch Tuesday theme is ~ Sweet

Here’s my sketch ~

Sweet

If you would like to join Sketch Tuesday, pop over to Harmony Fine Arts and click the subscription box. and confirm the subscription email when it comes.  Each week Barb will email the slideshow and the next topic of theme.

See you at the next slideshow!

Blessings,

 

Sketch Tuesday ~ Postage Stamp

We have participated in Sketch Tuesday for most of our homeschooling years and it remains a fresh, exciting and creative part of our weekly routine!  This week’s Sketch Tuesday theme is ~  Postage Stamp

Here’s my sketch ~

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Blessings,

 

Revamped Art Page

Famous Artist Pages coverSince recently adding my Packages page,  I also did some spring cleaning!  I streamlined, and merged all my art pages onto one page.

I now host all my Famous Artists, Famous Impressionist Artists, Art Era Timelines downloads, as well as all our art appreciation lessons on my Art page.

Yes, it is full, and you may have some “scroll fatigue” to reach the bottom, but it is cleaner, simpler and fresher, and there are less links to click.   Not only that, but I have refreshed and updated many of my larger bundles.

Pop over to have a peep.

Blessings,

Sketch Tuesday ~ Something At A Bank

This week’s Sketch Tuesday theme is ~  Something At A Bank

Over the years, we have regularly taken part in Sketch Tuesday.   Even though the topics may seem simple, and the approach rather informal, I have been amazed at the impact it has had on my children’s creativity and confidence.

The weekly slideshow is very effective!  My kids look forward to seeing their work.  And in viewing other sketches, they learn how others create, notice paintings or sketches with detail or color, and are stimulated to continue sketching.  As I have encouraged before, informal, regular contact with Fine Arts has an incredible impact on our children!

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Inside a Bank 001 (2) If you would like to join Sketch Tuesday, pop over to Harmony Fine Arts and click the subscription box. and confirm the subscription email when it comes.  Each week Barb will email the slideshow and the next topic of theme.

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Spring Bouquet Alisa Burke-Style

20151020_115303I subscribe to Alisa Burke‘s blog and receive her inspiration almost daily in my inbox!     She is a prolific artist and we often create motivated by ideas, such as here  and our first bouquets.

This week we were inspired by her post “A peek into my process” ~

Kate, who loves to pick and arrange flowers from my garden, collected an amazing array of brightly colored and textured spring flowers.

She used Alisa’s process, and took apart the petals and painted color testers.  Art Alisa Burke spring bouquetsShe then painted a beautiful bouquet.

Alisa Burke Spring Bouquets 002Lara painted her bouquet and created detailed outlines. Art Alisa Burke spring bouquets1Alisa Burke Spring Bouquets 003

Somehow, she and Kate “swapped ” their styles from their previous bouquet paintings.  Art Alisa Burke spring bouquets2I used my waterproof black ink in my fountain pen and sketched all the flowers. Using waterpaints, I painted the flowers and leaf-shaped background. Alisa Burke Spring Bouquets 001We really enjoyed painting our flowers!

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Blessings,

Sketch Tuesday ~ Salt and Pepper

Salt & Pepper 002Salt & Pepper 001Sketch Tuesday is often a special, intimate time, each privately creating and yet sharing a moment together.  It restores our souls and bonds us in a unique way.  It is so much more than simply drawing or painting a picture.

Sketch Tuesday theme this week is ~  Salt & Pepper Shakers

Lara and I set up a still life of salt & pepper shakers, pepper grinders and my coarse salt-box.  We enjoyed a quiet moment together sketching and listening to music.

Join us for the next assignment.

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Blessings,

Sketch Tuesday ~ Something That Hides

Sketch Tuesday theme this week is ~  Sketch something that hides

20151001_173148-1 20151001_173156-1If you would like to receive the Sketch Tuesday assignments each week by email, you need to subscribe to  Harmony Fine Arts blog by filling in your name and email in the subscription box on the right sidebar and confirm the subscription email when it comes.

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Blessings,

 

Bouquet Art Alisa Burke-style

We have done loads of Alisa Burkeinspired art, as seen here .   She is a prolific artist, creating art and posting her sketchbook pages, her art processes and designs, studio updates, tips, fabulous tutorials and art ideas on her blog almost daily.

Her ideas often spark a creative art ideas for us, and this week we were inspired by her post “a peek inside my sketchbook – one bouquet 3 ways“.

I used a glorious bouquet of pincushion proteas and king proteas, now sadly fading, as  my bouquet inspiration. 20150923_112308

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Lara and Kate created their own bouquets with loose watercolors on their page and black pen details ~20150923_105126

20150923_105137Find a contemporary artist for new ideas, new techniques or approaches to art.

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Blessings,