An Apple For the Teacher

An Apple For the Teacher

Today I had a cool opportunity. My church has a close relationship with one of the local elementary schools. A new program has started that helps parents connect with the school and each other. I was asked to teach this group how to do a painting with apples as the theme. The point was to use it as a reminder to help their kids focus on academics.

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Kids' Art Display

Kids' Art Display

In one of our lower level spaces, there were four identically sized, neutral wall spaces that were screaming for life. We have four kids. Perfect! So, for a period of a few months, I gathered picture frames of varying sizes from thrift stores and garage sales, attempting to get four of each, although the profiles of the actual frames differed. Once there were enough, I simply spray painted them all glossy black

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Simple Steps for Stretching Canvases

Simple Steps for Stretching Canvases

Are there things in your world that are just too mysterious to tackle? I am not talking about the supernatural. I am talking about crafty things and DIY. One of the main purposes of my blog is to empower people and to take the fear out of projects. One said project is canvas stretching. You may ask, “Why in the world would I need to know how to do that?” Well, the fact is that the technique you use to do this job is the same you would use framing textile artwork, making a padded bulletin board, or upholstering seat cushions or headboards.

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