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…moths together

What a special treat we had, getting a virtual art lesson from Ruthie! The Warner boys, Kathy, and our friends the Quebe family learned how to make batik art. In honor of our upcoming Moth Ball, our subject was the Witch Moth! Ruthie showed us how to draw the moth with light-colored crayons, then distress the surface and paint with black acrylic to fill in … Continue reading …moths together

…radios together

Our community radio station, WQSV, put out the call for people to create sonic postcards. During this time when isolation is the norm, the sound of a human voice is reassuring. The station is filling the day with 1-minute messages from people of all walks of life about any subject they find interesting. The Warners jumped at the chance! We each wrote our own script. … Continue reading …radios together

…gets messy together

If anyone saw our hands, feet and even faces you’d see that we’ve been having some fun with paint. We’ve tackled a few projects this week. The first of course is more summer tie dying. The girls found more shirts, socks & even underwear to tie dye. We had left over dye so we decided to try our hand at spray dyed towels. We got … Continue reading …gets messy together

…chalks together

Earth Day 2020 fell during a time when most people couldn’t celebrate. We were thrilled to revisit themes of peace, action, and harmony at the Shenandoah Green Chalk Art Festival. We (Kathy and Deena) met at a hotel parking lot early Saturday morning. Each group picked a parking spot away from other groups to create our displays. There were so many great pieces celebrating nature, … Continue reading …chalks together

Shines together

We may not all live in the same city, but that doesn’t mean we can’t create together. For the 4th of July luminaries of red ,white and blue, decorated our tables and driveways. The McDonoughs, Beth, Anna and McKenzie, along with Addy and Estelle, created luminaries out of tin cans. Recycling in action. The process is simple, rinse cans and fill with water. FREEZE Now … Continue reading Shines together

Makes earrings together

My two granddaughters, Addy, Estelle and a friend, Megan had a grand time creating earrings this afternoon. We used paper that we marbled a few weeks ago. I always love how free children are with their creative process. Willing to try whatever comes to mind and finding ways to make it work. We laughed a lot and made plans to create necklaces next. Will we … Continue reading Makes earrings together

Batiks together…

The art of batik uses wax and dyes on material to create beautiful designs. But….. for children, crayon batiks are fun and kid friendly. McKenzie is showing her beautiful rose. I can’t wait for our next creative project. signing off. Ruth Bethea Continue reading Batiks together…

… ZOOMs together

Beth here…. We just had a wonderful afternoon of family stencil painting together via ZOOM! Anna & McKenzie McDonough in Naples and Grandma (Ruthie) in Ormond Beach. Because if you can’t be together, why not ZOOM together! Anna loves the sunset color scheme, so as her background she blended yellow & orange & red onto her canvas. McKenzie choose a background to match her sitting … Continue reading … ZOOMs together

…..fashion designs together

What a great blog & tribute to an amazing lady! I’m loving this idea and look forward to seeing everyone’s creations. Ann-Marie here…..Estelle, Betty’s 7 year old great granddaughter has been enjoying trying her hand at some Barbie fashion designs made from balloons. She’s created tops, skirts, dresses, necklaces, headbands and even a Coronavirus styled Barbie with a face mask. Continue reading …..fashion designs together

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