Squares, Circles, Rectangles etc.

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 …

Can you name 26 bugs? Drawing a Northern Walking Stick

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 …

Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep

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 …

DRAW PAGE: Pumpkin

I love the Fall. When the leaves turn all those brilliant oranges and yellows and golds! And we have lots of wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables to eat. And the Harvest Parties! One fun thing to do is to carve a pumpkin. Today we’re going to DRAW a PUMPKIN! Remember to use a whisper line to start, so when your …

Design your own Nesting Doll

One of the trinkets that I bought while I was in Kiev was a matryoshka doll, also known as a Russian nesting doll, it is a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. A set consists of a wooden figure which separates, top from bottom, to reveal a smaller figure inside, which has another figure inside …