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 ~

Sketch Tuesday Handle 001

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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

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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 ~

Postage Stamp 001

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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!

Inside a Bank 001

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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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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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Sketch Tuesday ~ Fairy Land

Sketch Tuesday theme this week is ~

Fairy Land

Update ~ I have added Lara’s sketch ~Fairy Land 002

I enjoyed a few hours of very detailed, creative sketching ~

Fairy Land 001

Maybe your kids will enjoy coloring-in this picture? Click on the image and “Save image as …” and then print copies for each child

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Sketch Tuesday ~ Something with Corners

Sketch Tuesday is back and this week’s theme is ~

Sketch Something with Corners

I used this topic to refresh our drawing and shading techniques ~ we looked at a box to see the light source and shadows.  I reminded Lara how to create perspective with angles and parallel or narrowing lines.

Then we each sketched the box ~

Lara sketched her box looking down into the box on the floor!  I love all the angles and shadows!

Lara sketched her box sitting on a chair and looking down into the box on the floor!  I love her unusual view-point!

 

 

My box with corners

My box with corners

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Travel Art Set

Since I love sketching regularly, I wanted a nice, simple watercolor art travel set.Collages4

Using a Bible Cover, I made inserts to hold my water brushes, pens, pencils and normal brushes, and another to hold my set of watercolor pencils.

I have seen dozens of Altoids tin water sets and homemade sets on Pinterest.  Someone suggested using a cheap cosmetic set.  Here’s a little tutorial of how I used a little eye-shadow set one of my daughters no longer wanted.

Min watercolor set

  1. Clean the cosmetic holder well.
  2. Fill  with 9 watercolors. (I had to select from my set of 12 watercolors.)20150803_203436
  3. Use a toothpick to swirl the paints and fill the corners.
  4. Leave open to dry overnight.
  5. Cut a piece of highly absorbent cloth or sponge to fit in the brush space .20150805_104440
  6. Because the lid has little convex (wish it was concave) spaces (which works well to mix small amounts of paints) I added an extra mixing tray with a piece of plastic lid duct-taped to the box.  An elastic band holds it tucked under when stored.

Brush, pen and pencil holders

  1. I recycled old flexi-plastic cutting boards I had previously used cut to fit into the side fold of the Bible cover.
  2. Trace around the plastic on some black fabric.  Cut 2 for each holder.
  3. Laying the pens, pencils and brushes on the fabric, mark the spacing with a white tailors’ pencil.
  4. To sew the elastic with custom spacing,  measure each pen or brush under the elastic to fit snug before sewing the second side down.  Continue measuring each pen and brush to the end.20150805_104504
  5. To create an elastic net pocket to hold a sharpener, eraser and small sponge cloth, use a piece of netting slightly wider than the fabric width and pleat the bottom.  Cut the top elastic a few centimeters shorter than the fabric width to hold the pocket snug.  Sew the elastic onto the netting.  Sew a few catch stitches to hold the elastic to the seam allowance on each side.
  6. To join the water pencil holder together with the brush and pen holder,  use a narrow strip of velcro.  Sew this along the one side of the each of the backing fabric.20150805_104529
  7. With right sides facing together, sew the 2 fabrics around, leaving the top open to insert the plastic.
  8. Clip the corners.  Turn the fabric right sides out and push all the seams and corners firmly.  Insert the plastic, turn the top raw edges in and top stitch closed.

It works wonderfully!  It makes being spontaneously creative so much better!  Have you got your art set ready on hand?

With blessings,