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Doodle 4 Google 2013: There’s Still Time!

Don’t miss your chance!

If you hurry, you can still enter this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest. The deadline is March 22, 2013, and the theme is “My Best Day Ever…”

The winner’s artwork will appear on the Google homepage, and the winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 technology grant for [click headline to read more…]

Siamese Saturday

Sometimes “Painting Sundays” are on Saturdays. As for the subject matter, we never know what the kids are going to choose. We used to have goldfish but never bettas, and we haven’t been around any lately, so we have no idea why they decided to paint these. I guess that’s not the point. They picked [click headline to read more…]

Watercolor Wonders

It’s amazing what kids can do with the right supplies, instruction, encouragement and restricted screen time.

Timmy’s Scarlet Macaw, Eating (age 6, watercolor, 2/20/11)

Kelly’s Nuthatches, Pair (age 9, watercolor, 2/20/11)

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Let the Painting Begin!

After a hiatus of several months—and a Fun Fusion obsession (more on that later)—the kids are back to painting again. Here are their first watercolors for 2011.

Timmy’s Ivory Billed Woodpecker (1/9/11) Note: Timmy got really frustrated with his drawing, so Matt helped him with that, and Timmy took over from there.

Kelly’s [click headline to read more…]

Not Just Pond Water (Painting Sundays V)

These paintings are based upon pond life our children got to examine “up close and personal” this spring when Matt took them exploring around a small vernal pool in the woods near our house. (His background in biology comes in handy on such homeschooling expeditions.)

Kelly’s watercolor includes bloodworms, caddisfly larvae, leopard frog eggs and [click headline to read more…]