Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Family camp 2

Our crafts this year were coloring bookmarks and braided friendship bracelets.
These darling little girls were found on-line. They were colored and folded to fit over the corner of a book page. I liked the girls so well that I decided to design my own version of little boys to match.
above, from
Boys are my original designs.



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Family Camp-Labor Day Weekend

Family camp is probably the most highly anticipated event of our year, every year. Three days of hanging out with friends, running free in nature, enjoying God's goodness and graciousness to us, and worshiping together with dear ones.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Art Classes 2016

I am teaching two classes of grade school art in our home school co-op again this year. I have about 14 students in my 3rd grade class, and about 14 in my 4/5/6th grade class.

My older class did a project where we looked "close up" using color crayons. We used a crayon as the subject and as the medium. They were to draw a portion of their crayon of choice on a sheet of paper in a close up and graphic view. Outlining in black and coloring in the details gives a nice composition. Some had time to make two versions, and enjoyed putting different halves together when done.

My younger class did a fall watercolor and resist project. They were to draw leaves in warm colors on a page and paint over them in cool colors of watercolor. We learned a bit about mixing watercolors with water to make them transparent.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Jackson Hole, WY

 We had never been to Jackson Hole before we went for an ASA meeting this summer.
 It's all about hiking, nature, camping, etc...
 There were nearby forest fires that caused soot in the air.

 We went white water rafting. It was great!

 Also a rodeo.
 Jackson airport is small and pretty. It is the friendliest, most relaxed airport I have ever been in.