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 ...

WHAT FUN! Dry Erase Crayons on Scribbles Board.

As I am adding to my ArtCart for my grandsons…I keeping finding really cool stuff! This was something I was looking for, but…well…not exactly… I was looking for single chalkboards for each of the boys, the kind that we used when I was a kid in the 50s and 60s. I thought they were so much fun! But, they’re not that …

How I set up my ART CARTs

I found the coolest idea! I see a lot of people on Pinterest are doing this…making use of the IKEA Raskog cart to make a really cool Art Cart! (I was at Michaels the other day and they also have a similar cart that you can buy) I’m sure that you could really use just about any cart you’d like …

Clowns & Robots

Here are a handful of sketches of some clowns and robots and graduates that I did somewhere in the 1980s…and still have them in sketchbooks and portfolio sleeves. Some I did for greeting cards and some were just for fun.   Try one with your kids today. Click here for a Drawing Page to download and print of a couple …

Crayons are fun!

This the rough draft for is an illustration that I did a number of years ago. A story about a little girl coloring. The way it looked in the magazine is below. See the link to the right for COLORING PAGES where you can print out a handful of coloring sheets and color with your kids.  Enjoy! -Rose