I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
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.
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.
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.