Dick and I have made some big changes for the year to come!! We are downsizing to free us up to do the things we have always wanted to do ..... that is.... free to travel, spend more time together, follow His lead for new adventures, no more retail store after 27 years, more time with kids, but still MORE ART and probably some sewing classes for girls ..... that is a dream right now ..... but the ART won't stop, it will be here on the blog as soon as we finish remodeling our NEW/OLD smaller home about 20 miles away. SO STAY TUNED ... we'll be having a big sale and beautiful house and property SALE in the SUMMER!! MORE FREEDOM ON IT'S WAY!!! WooHoo!!! And THANKS for all your support the last twenty seven years in my shop!!!
I love to do art with children because it frees you up...you aren't doing a piece to please someone....just yourself....I find that so relaxing....not performing.
Well, a nice surprise from my hubby....he has discovered detailed paper airplane building (folding and gluing)....and makes the same kind of mess that he used to complain about when I made my crafty messes...but I have welcomed his company at the table! The paper airplanes come on a downloaded sheet of card stock from www.fiddlersgreen.net.....they are very pretty and very inexpensive....a great project for kids age 6 to 100 years old! They would even be pretty framed in a man or boy's or girl's room! Like for you, ELI !!! ...and Olivia, too. Check them out!
His First Love...Airplanes! ...this is Tito and Peck!
Yes, you should see her Sunday School Room. All around the floor the 3rd and 4th graders have built the scenes of David's life happenings in I Samuel. All David's men (Ken Dolls) are set up with Saul's Palace, a Tabernacle, the giants at Gath, David's Family at Bethlehem and last week they built the caves in the wilderness because David is on the run! Candy, the best teacher ever, emailed me and said, "This Sunday I need to bring the girl dolls (Barbies) and some material for the children to fix and dress them up for the scene, but I have no under garments for the dolls! Would that be a big project if I asked if you could COVER THESE NAKED BARBIES?" That was a first for me ... I have sewn doll clothes for years, but asked to make at least a dozen under garments to cover the naked Barbies so they could be fitted and dressed up in Sunday School for the scene was indeed an important task. Actually I got excited about it going to the local fabric store for the perfect slightly stretchy, non- raveling garment material in white ..... and I found what I needed. Then I made a pattern looking at shorts and top designs and came up with a simple short type of pantaloons, appropriate under garments! I forgot to take a picture, but I drew one and added color to the fabric in the drawing of the under garments to create interest ..... even tho the actual under garments were all white. This was a ministry first for me and as I sewed the tiny garments I thought of the action in that Sunday School class and what a fabulous way to learn the stories that happened in Scripture! The whole time I was wishing I was a 3rd or 4th grader!!! I felt blessed to be a part of helping her teach that class!!! Blessings to you!! I forgot to mention the middle picture .... just a drawing and color of present symbols in my life , an excersize for a small class, it has the sun shining on me and the blessings of children at the bottom, a paint brush which I love to do, a bird, love birds in my yard, Fall leaves, my new yellow house with columns out front and God at the center and over it all on the weather vane. I should have had Dick flying an airplane above as that is where he was ! Enjoy..... my art supplies are still packed in storage and these are just pencil drawings with watercolor pencils..... simple but satisfying!!