Rebecca Hamilton Stockdill, Study in Warm Tones, 2016

Paint Lab – Week 4 – Squeegee

Kim and I both agree, this was our favorite lesson so far.  The object of this week’s lesson was to use a squeegee, rather than a brush, to create an abstract painting with layers of colors. The entire process was so much fun and satisfying, I’m looking forward to trying …

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Owl and Girl Meditating

Paint Lab – Week 3 – Dreams

Kim and I have made it to week 3! This week’s project was inspired by the artwork of Keren Kroul.  Our assignment was to keep a dream log and create a painting based on our dreams.  I think the intent behind the project is to get us to use our …

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STUDENT - Hand Sewn Dolls square

Colonial Cloth Dolls – With Coventry High School

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a child in Colonial times?  There was no Target or Toys-r-Us, …

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Pour = close up

Paint Lab – Week 2 – Let It Pour

I am thrilled that my friend Kim has decided to indulge in weekly painting exercises along with me!  Our first project together …

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Olaf Puppet

Puppet Making at Coventry High School

Over the past two weeks, I had the pleasure of working on a long-term art project with two “Child Studies” classes at …

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Cod - Watercolor on Paper

Paint Lab – Week 1 – Mark Making

I treated myself to the book Paint Lab, 52 Exercises Inspired by Artists, Materials, Time, Place and Method by Deborah Forman from the …

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Looks Like A Glass Paperweight!

Winter Water Balloons

A couple of years ago, I saw a post describing how someone filled balloons with colored water and left them outside to …

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Winter Warrior Hat

Winter Warrior Hat – Free Pattern!

This has been one of most bizarre winters in memory.  Temperatures have plummeted to near zero, only to jump back up to …

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Deirdre with Polly

Polly’s Plight – Chicken vs. Raccoon

When Jon broached the topic of getting chickens, I actually did some research on the topic.  One thing that all the books …

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Noelle Makes A Sale

Young Artists Rock!

I had the rewarding, although exhausting, experience this weekend of helping my 8 year old daughter Deirdre participate in Festival Fete. Festival …

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