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Dylan Plays With Pastels

One of the major perks of homeschooling Dylan is that I find myself making time to search out artsy things that I can do with him. And while he’s learning about shading and shapes and color combinations, I’m having a blast doing the stuff right with him.
The other day I was over at Dirty Footprints [...]

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Dylan’s Collages

Dylan’s been cutting shapes out of scrapbooking paper and going nuts with tape (he isn’t as fond of the glue stick just yet). He loves creating collages and sticking them up on the walls and windows all over the house (we’ve since asked him to tape his pieces only to wood and windows, not painted [...]

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Today’s Inspiration: Zendalas, ZenTangles and Mandalas

I have this thing about mandalas, and I’ve always been fascinated by ZenTangles, so it was a real delight to come across this video today:
 
 
Perfect inspiration. And I noticed she uses two types of pens – fine line and thick line.
I definitely want to give this a try.
Found via Semicolon.

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Pre-Writing with Collage

The other day, I found this page at author Jennifer Crusie’s site, which details how she uses collage as a form of prewriting, and for continued inspiration as she writes her books. You can see the collages she has put together for various books here; Crusie has an art background and it shows! Her collages [...]

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November Wrap-up

It’s the end of November already – this month has passed by so fast, and I’ve both accomplished a ton of stuff, and not done everything I’ve wanted to do.
NaNoWriMo: I didn’t reach my 50,000 words on the one hand, but my initial goal was never to do that. It was to simply get [...]

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The ABC 3D Book

I just came across this video for this amazing ABC3D Book over at The Miss Rumphius Effect. Borrowing from Lily, all I can is Wow.

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Mommy & Daddy Kissing

I know … kind of a sappy title, but that’s what Dylan drew! Our little guy was sick today, but with a bit of Vicks Vaporub (which really has worked to ease his cough) he’s fast asleep now and probably already thinking about the “parade” that he’s decided he wants to play tomorrow.
One of the [...]

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Landscape Mandala (AEDM)

A little bit more of a hectic day today, but I did manage to finish this little mandala – very relaxing, and I didn’t blow the colours as badly as the last one!

Mandala No. 3

I spent far more time today with my nose buried deep in my work, and the funny thing is, I worked [...]

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Dylan Draws People

Dylan’s been missing The Big Draw – he loved seeing his work up on “the website”, as he calls it. So I’ve decided to give him his own category here. Afterall, he does have quite a passionate fan club!
Dylan’s Day Yesterday
Yesterday, Dylan had a busy day. I had to stay home, of course, [...]

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“Organic Blob” (AEDM)

At first, I wasn’t even going to post this for my latest Art Every Day Month piece; it didn’t exactly turn out the way I wanted, mostly because I chose the absolute wrong colour as the background. (I must admit, I did really love the swirls before I coloured in the background!).
But then I [...]

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