Sketch Tuesday – Comfort

Sketch Tuesday Drawing Assignments @harmonyfinearts small

Thank you to all of the Sketch Tuesday participants this week for the wonderful artwork…another beautiful slideshow for you to enjoy.

This week’s assignment: Sketch something you think of when you hear the word “comfort”.

Due Date: February 15, 2016.

Here is your slideshow from last week’s assignment: Sketch something with a handle.

Note: You may need to click over and view the slideshow on the Flickr website in order to see all the sketches.
Handle 20

All sketchers are welcome and there is no need to sign up. Send in your sketches in jpg format and mail them to: by Monday, February 15, 2016 and I will include them in Tuesday’s slideshow. Complete instructions are found by clicking the Sketch Tuesday tab at

Are you participating in Music Appreciation Monday here on Harmony Fine Arts? I encourage you to give this a try! This week we are listening to Handel.

Music Monday on Harmony Fine Arts Join us every Monday for a new musical selection.

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Music Appreciation Monday – Handel

Music Monday on Harmony Fine Arts Join us every Monday for a new musical selection.

Music Appreciation Monday – George Frideric Handel

I can remember listening to Handel’s Water Music many times with my children…maybe it is what inspired one of them to be a trumpet player! These are lots of fun to listen to and I have selected a famous piece for you to listen to this week. I hope you enjoy the bold sound of Handel.

Handel- Water Music (Alla Hornpipe)


This composer is featured in Harmony Fine Arts grade 3 plans if you would like to listen to more Handel.

Grade 3



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Essential Oils – Slow Start to Something Big


Essential Oil Slow Start to Something Big @harmonyfinearts

I was introduced to essential oils a few years ago, both in my real life circle of friends and my online friends too (waving to Tricia!) Yes, I have always known about the healing power of more alternative or natural sources but it wasn’t until early 2014 that I took time to take it seriously. I tend to be a skeptic about things like this and very cautious about adding anything to my routine unless I truly felt it would help…especially in the area of diet and healing.

At the beginning of 2013 I radically changed my eating habits which led to the loss of 60 pounds over a year’s time. I started 2015 with a new vigor and outlook on life. It was the perfect time to add another healthy layer. That is where the essential oils stepped into the light.

 Harmony Art Mom Weight Loss

After much deliberation, I purchased a kit and diffuser from Young Living and my friend Tricia helped me with my slow start. She suggested what I call the “fabulous three” or lavender, peppermint, and lemon. These three were really the only essential oils I used for several months, mostly during my writing and working time in my office. I would fill the diffuser the night before and in the morning I would flip the switch about 20 minutes before I would start working. By the time I rolled into my desk chair, the air in my office was fresh and revitalizing.

Young Living Essential Oils (1)

I would have been happy with those three oils but life took a dip last year with lots of added stress in the form of extended family responsibilities.

I opened up my kit from Young Living and decided to try the Stress Away blend. One word: amazing! I put the bottle in my purse and would take it out to inhale when the stress was overwhelming.

Once again, I was content with the essential oils I was using and finding great benefits from and didn’t even crack open the reference book that Tricia sent as a gift.

Then in the autumn, I decided to start being more serious about learning exactly which oils were beneficial for various situations. This has created a desire in me to learn even more.

I will be sharing some more of my discoveries in blog entries to come so look for them in the future.

Young Living Essential Oils (2)

Please note that I am NOT giving any medical advice and I am sharing my love for something natural that has helped me in my life. I am giving no claims on how these particular essential oils will effect you and I urge you to do your own research.)

If you want to adventure through a most amazing and helpful resource on essential oils, please visit my friend Tricia’s blog!


 Edit to add: I just want it to be clear that I purchased my oils and am not actively promoting one essential oil company over another. I am not an affiliate for Young Living.


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