Art has been such a big part of our lives. From the time that A. Pumpkin was old enough to hold a crayon, we have been doing some kind of art. Today I want to share a teacher of art that has totally blessed our lives.
Ms. Volin from Home Art Studio.
She is amazing and makes learning art concepts fun. We have purchased almost every DVD that she has, AND completed almost all of the art projects. Each of which has taught us an art concept that we continue to use as well as reference several times EACH WEEK. I am not even kidding. I am forever talking about analogous and complimentary colors, which I learned from her. We incorporated her art concepts over into our jewelry making and use them continually. I can go on and on. Bottom line is that she has really made and impact on our lives.
She has two free projects that I’d like to focus on today.
These are great videos, but I will say that in her art series she goes into a LOT more depth in the projects, with step by step easy instructions. Your art projects will actually look just like hers. Even the most challenged in art, can do this.
So check out the videos and feel free to do one or both. If you like what you see, I posted a link below to a website that you can get her product for 50% off. It’s a great resource to incorporate into your homeschool year.
Our first project is the Giraffe in the Savannah
The Second Project is the Clownfish and Anemone
Downloads from God – Journal Entry #10 – Three Little Boxes
Everything always seems fun to me, and this one is no different. My daughter says I can make mashed potatoes fun. But it’s not me. It really isn’t. God always shows me the fun in everything and so I do it. And THAT is the secret to fun.
Today’s fun involves Boxes or Lists.
You will want to either get three boxes or perhaps use the lists that I created below. Begin thinking about memories from the past that were wonderful, things that you are currently enjoying, but also the future things you want to accomplish. These can really be broken down into three areas.
Past Fun, Present Fun and Future Fun.
Spend time collecting memories and placing them in the boxes, or write down things that brought you joy from the past, and also from the present and jot them down.
Then, on the last category, think about what your best future day every would look like. Add things that would make the future fun. They can be fun, serious, crazy or whatever floats your boat. It’s your journal. You can use the pages below if you like.
A. Pumpkin and I keep a running list of what some of these things would look like. I was going over a list from sometime in 2012. Her Best Future Day ever included kissing a dolphin, petting an orca and going on a Disney Cruise. Some of ours are just fun like that, and some are more serious. Have fun with this one and remember to be honest.