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… Continue reading …moths 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… Continue reading …radios 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… Continue reading …gets messy 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… Continue reading …chalks 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… Continue reading Shines 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… Continue reading Makes earrings 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…
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… Continue reading … ZOOMs together
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