Squares, Circles, Rectangles etc.

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What can you do with squares, triangles, rectangles & circles? Well, lots & lots of things, but today a CASTLE… One of our favorite places to visit is between New York and Ontario, on the Saint Lawrence River:  Thousand Islands.  A few years ago we took an amazing boat ride from Gananoque, Ontario to see hundreds of islands and during that …

Wow! What a ride!

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“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming— “Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson

Can you name 26 bugs? Drawing a Northern Walking Stick

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I have been working on The ABCs of Interesting Bugs! I drew & painted a not-quite-realistic bug (or insect) for every letter of the alphabet. Certainly nowhere near a scientific study…just a fun set of colorful whimsical bugs. Anyway, here is what the ABC poster looks like  (it is available sized for a nursery or classroom wall: 12”x 36”)  Whimsical …

Magnifying Glasses

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This past week, my husband and I bought these cool magnifying glasses for our three oldest grandsons.  They live nearly 5000 miles away in Kiev, Ukraine; and the only way we could do some fun activities with them would be on SKYPE. So we had to think a bit before we shipped them off. We considered making a WHERE’S WALDO …

Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep

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We watched WHITE CHRISTMAS yesterday! I LOVE those old movies! Do you remember the part where Rosemary Clooney & Bing Crosby sing: “When I am worried and cannot sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep and I fall asleep counting my blessings…” Here’s a clip of them singing that song from WHITE CHRISTMAS  Let’s draw a lamb…or even a bunch …