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Cycle 3 Week 13-Fine Artists: Grandma Moses

So…its amazing what you can-and can’t-do with a broken computer.  Slows things down quite a lot when I can only borrow a laptop for an hour or two a couple nights a week!  Here is Grandma Moses, and hopefully, I can get Rockwell up in another day or two, followed by O’Keefe (my personal favorite […]

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Cycle 3 Weeks 5 and 6 are here!

  Good morning! Here are weeks five and six for Cycle 3. Sorry things are so haphazard in regards to timing, but moving has not been as streamlined as I remembered (I’ve done this five times before, you’d think I’d know how to do this.  Of course, this is the first time moving with more […]

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You Say You Can’t Draw…But Can You Write? (This is technically a trick question…)

Between packing for our move and working on the children’s book I’m illustrating, yes, I AM working on Cycle 3 tutorials. While working on those, I ran across this fascinating quote from an 1885 report about the importance of teaching art in the 19th century American public schools.  This quote jumped out from that long […]

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Okay, I Won’t Be Intimidated…But Where Do I Start Learning About Art?

If you want to explore art, explore it!  Don’t be scared of art or artists, we’re crazy, just like you.  If you’re not sure where to start, start with Daily Art. (See below).  Here are some other tools, especially if you want to expose your kids to the wonderful, crazy, amazing stories that weave through […]

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Art Seems Intimidating…But it Doesn’t Have to Be.

Hello again! So many times, I hear people saying, “Art is so intimidating, I’ll never get it”.   Case in Point: ArtPrize I grew up just outside Grand Rapids Michigan, and my parents still live there.  For three weeks every fall, the largest outdoor art festival in the world, ArtPrize, takes over the entire city.  […]

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