learning about art

Frida Kahlo: a homeschool project

It’s been awhile since my first update about the transition to work from home and learning from home. I truly thought being home meant I would have more time for hobbies and time to write. So far that hasn’t been the case. While I do get to enjoy my coffee on the porch each morning, and haven’t worn work pants in over a month, work isn’t slow and is just as stressful as it is in the office. Learning from home is 100% on my plate as I’ve found our district was wildly unprepared for this new arraignment. Luckily, I did sense that might be the case and ordered extensive scholastic workbooks for the girls before the rush. I’ve also been making up my own curriculum, which has been fun.

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Cookie Cutter Artwork

One of my favorite parts about the holiday season is the abundance of mailers and catalogs in the mail. I’m a window shopper by heart, so when it comes right to my mailbox I’m in heaven. This year while browsing a particularly beautiful Wayfair catalog, I came across a series of four snowflake pictures that I really loved. Of course, like any good window shopper, I knew I wasn’t going to get them. The design was so simple, though, that I decided to turn these pictures into our holiday craft. (more…)

Eggshell Mosaics

Easter weekend has become a busy, busy time. It rivals Christmas in the number of activities that we do and the amount of sweets eaten. The traditions I had as a child have certainly been built upon and expanded. This year was no different. The Easter egg hunt that we attend is put on by a local church and it is amazing. Each year they add something new and exciting. This year, they added a helicopter egg drop. It was so cool, and I think my mom and I were just as, if not more, thrilled with it than the girls. Check out the video on our Instagram. (more…)