The Kid Also Sketches

My youngest creates the neatest cartoon-like characters and always has a great story to go with them. This series is called The Round Family: In the artist’s words: They are round and they’re shaped like a ball. They live in Wild Round Ball. The Uncle is a waiter. The Tia likes herself, that’s why it…

Six Geese A-Laying

On this 6th (or 7th) day of Christmas I’m celebrating homemade Christmas tree ornaments. Our tree is full of ornaments from my childhood, my husband’s childhood, gifts to the kids from our extended family, things collected over the 20 years of our marriage, and the artistic efforts of the kids. I love it. Having it in our living…

Yoga Man: Crafty Super Hero

As mentioned, the kiddos are hard at work crafting. The youngest made Yoga Man, a super hero for the modern day.     My third child made Chef Stew and Assistant Chef Ookie. “He’s not a super hero, he’s just a chef,” he says.      As you can see, they are having a ton of fun with…

Expanding Horizons Through Technology and Crafts

Some friends of mine and I are putting together a workshop for Expanding Your Horizons, a conference for girls from 5th grade to 9th grade. EYH is all about science, technology, engineering, and math and bringing girls in contact with role models in those fields. The conference is February 7, 2015 and registration opens January 1st if…

Mini Santa

My daughter and I have been working on miniatures to sell at a craft fair. Last year we stuck to Nativity Sets. This year we’re branching out to Santa. (Pencil for scale)