Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Witches’ Supermarket – Children’s Book Review

Ah! Halloween brings out the BEST stories for children with the most creative and seasonal inspiration for everyone. The Witches’ Supermarket by Susan Meddaugh is a fun read both in story line and illustrations. Much of this story is in … Continue reading

Posted in Art Education, Art Education for Preschool, Children's Books

Homes that make History

Reflecting on the phrase “when I was growing up”was something that came to mind last weekend when I had the privilege of getting out of the house to enjoy the nice weather. I went to Reader’s Rock Garden; This historic … Continue reading

Posted in Picture Frame Hardware

Art for Children – “the many faces of the face”

Halloween season is just around the corner, this celebration brings out an assortment of faces. In this book, which I usually use as reference material when teaching self portraits has; art history, expressive images, and in bold text, suggestive observations. … Continue reading

Posted in Art Education, Art Education for Preschool, Art History, Children's Books

I Wonder Why Penguins Can’t Fly – Children’s book review

Lucky me! I won this book “I wonder Why Penguins Can’t Fly” from an online book-club, kids buzz. I am so impressed with how much I learned from the fun illustrations and the playful diagrams with descriptions that it’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Art Education for Preschool, Children's Books

Inspiration for Art

I am continuing my backyard art series while the weather is still warm and inviting for outdoor art making. At the same time I’m preparing for the Fall season and collecting ideas from books and magazines for both art and … Continue reading

Posted in Art Education, Art Supplies

White Mat or Black Mat

If you have ever had anything custom framed you will understand when I say that there are hundreds of white mats to choose from and a small selection of black mat colours. The whites range from; antique, cream to digital … Continue reading

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Hello Zorro! – Children’s Book Review

I love children’s books not only are they quick enjoyable reads, they have the BEST illustrations. “Say Hello to Zorro!”written and illustrated by Carter Goodrich is a great example of what imagination and familiar daily scenarios is all about. Meeting … Continue reading

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Framing Nostalgia

It is such a pleasure to have clients that appreciate the past. Family photos of the WWII era tug at my heart-strings and the framed photos make a sentimental spot in your home. Trust is such an important part of … Continue reading

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Making Art a Family Event Part 3

Remember the “Backyard Art“? Click on the highlighted link and see the before pictures of the now family heirloom hanging over Sam’s parents bed. Sam signed the paintings on the bottom right hand corner of each canvas, and mom (Karen) … Continue reading

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A Skunk

I was walking my dog early one evening this summer when we came across a rabbit, the size of Charlie my dog (maybe larger) it’s not the first time but Charlie got a good workout by chasing it. Then just … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Books