Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Art of Miss Chew – Children’s Book Review

The Art of Miss Chew by artist and writer Patricia Polacco would make any artist proud. It is interesting that Polacco’s books keep popping up and into my collection, the illustrations and stories have an honest and purposeful message. In … Continue reading

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The Art of Reading – Forty Illustrators Celebrate RIF’s 40th Anniversary

When you were a child reading, you probably didn’t think of the author and illustrators as much as you did the characters in the story or the drawings representing scenes. In this book you’ll find the people behind the story … Continue reading

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Painting like Claude Monet with “LINNEA in Monet’s Garden”

Linnea in Monet’s Garden A wonderful and informative book for all ages. Claude Monet is one of the founders of the impressionistic style of painting, he is well known for his en plein air painting of his gardens in Giverny, … Continue reading

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Participate in an Artful Way

Participate in a community picture book at your local library. This is a fun way to share a sketch or photo with others.

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Seal Song – Children’s Book Review

Seal Song by Andrea Spalding and Pascal Milelli This story is beautifully illustrated with the amazing feeling of water and movement. The layering of colour and the monochromatic landscape have the playful impressionistic style. Colour placement is not rounded or … Continue reading

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Fruit Bowl – Kids making Art

First of a series of four drawing and painting classes. Shapes and Colour – A fruit bowl is a healthy way to start the day, why not paint it.Every day objects in your environment make great subjects for art. Even … Continue reading

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2013 Spring Colours from Bainbridge – New Picture Framing Product

New Products from NielsenĀ  Bainbridge 9 Precious Metals corners in a series of neutral, sophisticated colours 7 Shantung Silk corners – a new collection of elegant fabrics with a unique visual texture 1 Astroturf corner – ideal for all your … Continue reading

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