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….

how to remove those (#@%*) stickers

i hate, hate, hate struggling with stickers on my purchases. However, if you get the stickers wet with water, then add a drop of dish soap & rub it in a bit. I let them sit for about five minutes & they peel off without any effort at all. Bonus– you already have soap in…

There be dragons…ninja aliens & a blue bull

2me4art project: This art project is one of my favorites. The boys who made these creatures were ages 5-7.  They are wonderful fun to make. All you need is tinfoil & masking tape, primer paint & acrylic paint & finally mod podge. Most important you need an imagination! I always have the children make something…

ready for a good laugh? My art class

At the beginning of all my art classes, the children learn to draw something, some times we ink & color it.  The younger the child, the simpler the subject.  I usually chose animals.  Animals that can be  drawn by using basic shapes. Yesterday, I had three boys. The youngest is in kindergarten.  The oldest is…

old earrings as pushpins….upcycle!

what if you had a daughter that shopped at Claire’s for her earrings & then she outgrew them…up cycle! The possibilities are endless.  Thrift store gaudy earring now can be used as art!  This is all I have for now. I think I’m going to buy huge glass diamond studs at Claire’s or Walmart, so…

My extraordinary day.

My mother came to spend the day with me.  One of my very best friends, Stephanie (I love you) came to visit for a while, too.  We spent the time we had together on the bed, where I’ve been since June 27th.  Broken Pelvis, bone infections, picc lines, home health nurse, fusions, stitches & lots…

The colors of slate

All the colors are present when I took the photograph, but when up on my computer I saw a rainbow of color, so I popped the color up.  Nature makes some beautiful things.