The American Crow

The American Crow is not known for the beauty of its song, a series of loud caws. Crows are black birds known for their intelligence and adaptability, …and for their loud, harsh “caw.”    listen: They also have a reputation for damaging crops. Sometimes gardeners build scarecrows to ‘scare’ the crows away from eating their veggies. They dress a tall …

Draw An Owl

The evenings are getting cooler…

In the evenings here in Pennsylvania it is getting cooler. So much so, that we started closing our windows at night. But, a few nights ago we still had the windows open and I could hear an owl in the woods screeching along with all of the other nighttime animals. I thought that it might be nice to show you …

Sweet Muffins Recipe

When it starts to get chilly outside, I love to turn on the oven and bake something. It makes the house smell and feel so good. Muffins are fun & easy to make with kids. …and with the exception of  putting them in and taking them out of the oven…kids could do MOST of this on their own….or with little …

I love AUTUMN

The leaves will be turning their gorgeous yellows, golds, oranges and reds!!!!! The pumpkins are getting big! My grandsons have already gotten a few of them to carve and paint. They showed me a few white ones that were pretty cool!!!! … but the old-fashioned orange ones are cool too! Here’s a link to a older Draw Page that’ll show …

Summer Fun: Homemade, Edible Play Dough

When my kids were little, we would make this recipe and have hours of fun modeling the ‘clay’ and then eating it. A few years ago I did a comparison of a few recipes that I found…but, I still like my first one best. You can read about the comparison here. We would mix: 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 …

Part: 4 COLOR THEORY for Kids & their Grown-ups.

I hope that you all had a wonderful week! Here’s is the last segment in our COLOR Theory Lesson. HUE is any color on the color wheel.   Black and White are not colors on the color wheel, so they are not hues. BUT- – – This is where you get Tints, Tones, and Shades. Tints, Tones, and Shades are variations …

Complementary Colors

Knowing how to use these color groupings can be advantageous when doing artwork. Complimentary Colors are opposite one another on the color wheel. They can enhance one another. Colors on exact opposites of the color wheel are known as complementary colors. Mixing a color with its complement will usually give you a muddy brownish color.

Look at me!

I’m a character in a really cool steampunk graphic novel! Here’s what I look like dressed as my character, Hannah Burrell in the book:  Hecock, Jinx the Junket, I love it! I loved it so much that I had to share it with you! A friend of mine, Leda Miller, is working on the series…based on the life of her …

Color: Part 2 – WARM & COOL colors

There are gazillions of colors Fortunately for us, they can be divided into just a few color families, and every color pretty much has just three main attributes: HUE = the name of the color like BLUE, ORANGE or GREEN. SATURATION =  is how sharp or dull the color appears. VALUE =  is the SHADE (darkness) or TINT (lightness) of …

Color Theory for Kids and their Grown-Ups

Part 1: The Color Wheel This is simplified & intended to help explain color to a child. There are Draw Pages (to give some hands-on learning) that you can download and print.   Sir Issac Newton is credited with developing the first circular diagram of colors in 1666. This color wheel has been used since then as a tool for ...