fail proof abstract painting for kids

Oil pastels base is oil, wax is the base of crayons. both refuse to accept water. the old oil & water don’t mix is proven in this wonderful fun art project. i begin the class with showing the children a cup with veggie oil & add water…kids love to watch them separate. i then explain…

Who is watching your front door?

i have an owl, whoooooooom i borrowed from my son. i found this wreath at a thrift store (thrift stores are a fantastic way to make art out of old), a few years ago, for $3. a great find, i cut the pealing red ‘berries’ off-some where showing their white undersides. i decided to make…

I am changing how we celebrate Hanukkah.

Pretty audacious, right? well, i am tired of tiptoeing around what is right & wrong with how to celebrate Hanukkah. i grew up in Vermont with two parents, my father is Jewish & my mother converted. We grew up celebrating both Christmas & Hanukkah.¬†we got a Christmas tree. perhaps a day or two before Christmas….

King David teaches photography

with the help of the sun. One image is bathed in late afternoon sun. Photographers call it the golden hour. i took one image when the golden light bathed King David in gold. seconds later the sun disappeared behind the clouds. turning him much cooler. i didnt edit the colors, because i wanted to show…

Art cats & their creators…

The girls are my Friday Afternoon art class. This is the completion of their amazing drawings of their cats. Doodle cats W/color