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Hokusai- Inspired Printmaking

Hokusai- Inspired Printmaking

I have always loved and admired the work of Japanese block printers, especially Hiroshige and Hokusai. (Here is a marvelous video about both of these great artists.) Using the lesson idea from  Art Treasury, we learned a little about Hokusai, then made our own version of a “great wave” print. I have lots of left over … Continue reading

Faux Bark Paintings

Faux Bark Paintings

I highly recommend the Usborne book Art Treasury. It is almost like a mini art curriculum, full of short art history lessons about a wide range of artists from all different time periods and cultures AND there are corresponding projects for each artist! (FYI: I loved this book before I became an Usborne Book EC. … Continue reading

Dinosaur Fun! Creating an Ankylosaurus with Usborne

Dinosaur Fun! Creating an Ankylosaurus with Usborne

One of my new Usborne books is called Dinosaur Fun and it is filled with great dinosaur themed crafts. G and I decided to start with the ankylosaurus. While the book is part of the Usborne “preschool activities” series, like with lots of activity books, it works for a range of ages. Since G is … Continue reading

A new venture

A new venture

I decided in mid-February to try something new and signed up to be an Usborne book rep. I have had a slow start because of various things, but I finally had my official kick-off party last weekend. It was a Book Brunch, with a massive amount of baked goods I made,  a craft project, friends … Continue reading