Sketch Tuesday – Paws

Sketch Tuesday Drawing Assignments @harmonyfinearts small

Please note that this is a two week assignment. I am taking an early spring break week to spend time with my daughter and husband. I hope you have some time to complete your sketch and send it in for the slideshow. Keep those sketches coming!

Current assignment: Sketch something with paws.

Due Date: Monday, March 6, 2017.

Here is this week’s slideshow: Sketch something with bubbles.
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Note: You may need to click over and view the slideshow on the Flickr website in order to see all the sketches.
All sketchers are welcome and there is no need to sign up. Send in your sketches in jpg format and mail them to: sketchtuesday@yahoo.com by Monday, March 6, 2017 and I will include them in Tuesday’s slideshow. Complete instructions are found by clicking the Sketch Tuesday tab at HarmonyFineArts.com.

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Music Appreciation Monday – Dvorak

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

This week’s piece is around 20 minutes long so make sure you have time to listen to the whole thing before starting. I think your family is going to be surprised by the variety of moods this piece offers.
Dvorak: The Water Goblin

What were some of the emotions you felt while listening to Dvorak’s Water Goblin?

This composer is featured in Harmony Fine Arts grade 2 plans if you would like to listen to more Dvorak.

Famous Composers Notebooking Pages

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Harmony Art Mom – Creative Month February

creative-mom-february-2017-harmonyartmomCreative Mom – February 2017

So far February has been a great month for creative occupations. I participated in an online course that was aimed at beating the winter blues with creative ideas, recipes, and musings on the beauty of winter. It wasn’t a really good fit for me so I was only able to glean a few new ideas but I can imagine that in years to come I will be pulling up downloaded activities to use in winters to come.

Get real Barb!

I had to be realistic. I was not ready to invest in soapmaking supplies, learn to knit more complicated items like gloves, make cheese, or create my own teas. Sometime in the future I will be more in a position to tackle a few of them but now it seemed like way above my skill set (and ability to financially invest).

In a way though, it made me think about the creative activities I already enjoy and find great pleasure in doing for myself and my family.

scrapbook work

Since I have a spot to leave my scrapbooking supplies out at all times, I sit down more frequently to work on my pages. I made a trip to Hobby Lobby for some new paper and a few stickers and this stimulated my creative juices once again. I finished my Hawaiian album and now I’m working on family events in my personal album.

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I baked some yummy treats this month for my sweet husband. He does so much around here that to repay him I will often take his suggestions for a recipe to try. I made him flourless peanut butter cookies, almond shortbread, and biscuits so far this month. The trick is then for my hand to stay out of the cookie jar!

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Sketch Tuesday and my nature journal have kept me drawing and painting each week. I try to keep both simple and focus on the relaxing aspects of drawing. If things don’t turn out perfectly, no big deal.

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Shutterfly has shared so many coupons and free items with me in the past few months that it is an easy afternoon of creating that fits my budget. This wall calendar was a lot of fun to design and customize with my photos. It now hangs right next to my desk and it makes me happy to see my loved ones smiling back at me.

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Here are a few more ways I have been creating during this past month. I have customized my little mini travel watercolor palette for my nature bag. I got my passport renewed and my kids and I have been planning a trip to Canada! I have been taking lots of photos from my window during the rainy days. This California towhee was right outside my office window and I was able to snap a few photos before he flew off. I am working on my picture wall and updating my images to fit my current interests.

So, although I had planned to follow the online creative course, I stuck to my basics and feel like I truly accomplished some great creative energy. That really is what it is all about!
So what have you been doing this month to be creative?

Have you participated in Sketch Tuesday?

Have you listened to Music Monday?

 

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You may wish to read this entry from my archives:

Creative Atmosphere in Your Home

 

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