One of our favorite things to do is play board games. Owen and Thomas enjoy deconstructing games and building them with new rules or new pieces. This helps them to better understand the game and put their own spin on it. The game Ticket to Ride has so many cool variations. There’s the original US map, Europe, Africa, UK … but there isn’t an edition … Continue reading …boardgames together!
Some of us Krausmans live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. We’re big fans of the Staunton Augusta Art Center, which brings amazing exhibits to our town and offers events and classes for all ages. When we heard about their Summer of ’20 Art Contest, we jumped at the chance to participate! Here are our entries for the past several weeks: You can still vote … Continue reading …competes together
I eagerly await the time when the current health crisis is over and I can get together with my mom, sister, and daughter. While we are in “shelter in place” these musical events are taking place: *my sister, Ruthie, is taking guitar lessons via ZOOM. She is getting quite proficient! *my daughter, Deena, is learning to play her ukulele (quite a change from her days … Continue reading ….sings together (part 2)
My family sings. Some of my earliest memories involve singing in Sunday school, on long car trips, at home and really just anywhere we happened to be. My brother’s favorites were the silly gross songs (“the worms crawl in, the worms crawl out…..” )…my older sister loved singing along with Elvis and Ricky Nelson and Edith Piaf. Ruthie and I most enjoyed the Beatles and … Continue reading …..sings together
We’ve been participating in the International Nature Journaling Week, June 1-7 2020. Participants include: Ruth Ann Bethea, Kathy Lineberger, Adrianne Lineberger, Deena Warner, Owen Warner, and Thomas Warner. Continue reading …journals together
This blog is dedicated to our matriarch, Betty Krausman. The artist matriarch of our family is Betty Krausman. She has inspired her children, grandchildren and now great grandchildren to explore ART in all its forms. This blog is dedicated to Betty Krausman. Continue reading …stays together!
I am Ruth Anne, one of Betty’s daughters. Every year we paint a magnolia bloom. The trees are tall and towering making the flowers a bit of a challenge to pick. This year Addy picked us one from her neighbor’s yard. Continue reading …paints together
I am one of Betty’s daughters, and one of the newest artists in the family. I think the family that creates together learns together! For example, my mother tried teaching me about shadows. Here’s my first real attempt. I next tried shadows on some nature finds. I absolutely love learning about the wonders in nature, and now I can capture them in my art journal. … Continue reading …learns together!