Art class – Venice watercolour completed

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It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote on my art class with half term getting in the way, and then the painting of Venice taking a lot of sessions.

In my previous post and the first class on Venice, we practiced the background wash, building shading and waves. In all honesty comparing that to the finished image really shows how much work has gone into it.

Art class – my completed painting

In brief (mainly because I’m not sure I can remember all the stages) this is how we worked this painting.

Starting with a fresh sheet of paper…

  • the background wash used cerulean blue and yellow ochre for the sky, moving into cerulean blue/Hooker’s green, then Hooker’s green/cerulean blue for the water
  • the skyline buildings started with a flat wash of ultramarine blue, and the shading/features added with a second coat or a stronger mix of ultramarine…

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World Ocean’s Day Craft – “Moving” Paper Fish

Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids

Today is World Oceans Day (June 8th). In honor of this “oceanic” occasion, we have a “fishy” craft!

Check it out!

What You Need

  • Four pieces of construction paper (1 black, 1 white, 2 colored)
  • Scissors
  • Glue


What do you think of this “moving” fish? If you constructed this World Oceans Day craft, take a picture of it and send it to us. You could be featured on Show Us Your Stuff Saturday. Details here.

Happy World Oceans Day!

Do you want to learn more about our oceans? Check out these fun facts!

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Bruno,a baby boy ready for cuddles

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This little guy was born in the fall when the air starts to get chilly but not too cold to wear a coat. He enjoys sleeping in the hammock near the window when the sun hits. He looks so comfy in it I sometimes want to join him. He likes to be warm and cozy but is not a fan of big thick jackets.

Bruno is a sleepy head, but he does love to cuddle and let me tell you, he might be the cuddliest baby I know. Little Bruno was expected to be a preemie size toy doll. However, some things don’t go the way we plan and this baby boy was just not ready for preemie clothes yet. Bruno is a little 15 inch toy doll a little too small for preemie clothes but his heart is as big as can be.


When I planned this baby boy…

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Street Art by Julien Seth Malland



Street Art by Julien Seth Malland

Street Art by Seth Globepainter Graduated from the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris, French artist Julien Seth Malland, aka Seth Globepainter, created large scale of murals on the street walls of many countries, India, China, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, etc. Many of Malland’s works are collaboration with local artists and full of local cultural elements as well as artistic presentation.


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