“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
The class will run the week of July 27-31, 2015. It’s for kids (especially!), but also teachers, homeschoolers, parents, grandparents, or anyone who has access to a child and/or wants to tap in to the child inside!
If you sign up, no questions asked about your age!
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Ta Da! Here’s the final FairyLand book. Although I didn’t have the imagination/energy/where-with-all to contribute do take a look – it’s charming, the pictures are wonderful and what people think is “magic”, although inspired, may be diagnostically significant!!!!
- Year of the Fairy Tale
It looks like fun.
Non-dominant hand drawing of a blind drawing!
I was asked if the eye-closed drawings get better the more you draw that way. NOPE! Better isn’t the goal. The more you draw with your eyes closed the funnier they get. My goal is smiling!
The Magic Horse is our new fairy tale. Gotta draw 11,000 horses with my eyes closed, one-liners and scribbly. Every since our 7 week summer hiatus I’ve not gotten my drawing-umph back. But here are 6 of the 11,000 horseys drawn with my eyes closed. We are suppose to pick one that is our favorite to paint.
- Favorite Bald Horse #1 – That’s his TAIL.
- Favorite Bald horse #2 with an udder
The last fairy tale The Twelve Brothers was too morbid for me – too much pathos – but The Twelve Dancing Princesses is my kinda story!
The Twelve Princesses are 12 very sneaky princesses. Every night they secretly leave their castle to dance to dawn until their shoes are worn out and then they sneak back to bed. The only evidence every morning is a pile of their worn-through shoes . . . .
- Mixed media, pastel chalk and pencil, The 12 Dancing Sneaky Princesses
Pencil sketch of One Dancing Princess – won’t show her face
because she’s sneaky
Want to read the story? Click HERE
Our new fairy tale is The Twelve Brothers by The Brothers Grimm. The Brothers GRIMM live up to their name. I DO NOT LIKE this fairy tale – BAAAAD king wanting to kill his own kind, evil x 12. We are supposed to read it 3 times. (Thank goodness 3 and not 12!).
I know, I know . . . all fairy tales have curses and evil and such but for some reason this one unsettled me even though it has the proverbial happy ending. Maybe there are tooooooo many brothers . . . Maybe it is tooooooo parallel to the murdering of “own kind” all over the world . . .Maybe I’m getting verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry sensitive in my “old age” . . . just maybe . . .
Even the drawing part is overwhelming to me since there are 12 prince brothers to draw.
(This “posing prince” is Carla Sonheim’s son Wes!)
6 of 24 two-minutes STANDING sketches
Our first drawing assignment is 24 quick sketches of PRINCELY POSES, courtesy of Wes.
4 more out of 24 two-minute SITTING sketches