- Remarkably, I’ve made it through the awful month of February relatively unscathed. It’s always such a hard month for me as it feels like winter should be over, and yet. Clearly it’s not. This year seems to be good, except it looks like winter is continuing into March. Blech! We did find a cool little 10 minute project, though, that kept everyone busy until their fingers nearly froze. Yes. We’re talking about freezing bubbles. It was terribly exciting, until the youngest got his fingers wet. Negative temperatures and wet fingers? Not a good combo.
- After reading about cultivating a family art habit over at Melissa Wiley’s blog I beelined to the craft cupboard and started pulling supplies like a mad woman. I already had a nice set of watercolors for myself – purchased back in the day when every homeschooler was drooling over the book “How to Keep a Nature Journal“. I had high dreams of making this little travel watercolor kit and heading out to…my backyard. Never happened. But this week, a quick trip to Dick Blick and I had my sketchbook, a nice little collection of pens, and a regularish schedule of drawing/painting every day.
- We’ve been watching art video’s like crazy.
- Also, we just walk around the house and say, “KoosjeKoeneDotNL.” Because it’s fun.
- Completely random, we’ve cycled back around to Beatrix Potter books and so I hit the library and borrowed My Dear Noel. Also, I discovered another book called The True Story of Peter Rabbit. Sounded like it went with the theme, so I borrowed that one, too. Ha! The joke was on me, I guess. Because My Dear Noel has been republished under a new name, The True Story of Peter Rabbit.
- Serendipity! I love it when that happens, serendipity. Firstly, because I get to use the word. And it is such a great one. But also, because when it actually occurs, the “what I accomplished today” meter goes way up. In other words…
- Drawing/sketching/watercolor + Beatrix Potter = excellent combo
So that’s my seven quick takes. And quick and random they are. Head on over to Kelly’s blog to check out everybody else’s goings on. You should check it out, this week she has the word “s’more” in her title. Go on. Click. I know you want to.