Friday, April 27, 2012

Follow the Bees

          Young beekeeper enjoys honey, 
helps tend hives
 and isn’t afraid. 
                                   [click here to view the full story on]
                                                             (via thankfulsagefarmschool)



                                                  Watercolor sisters by LUCY age 4

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Lotte Time Lapse: Birth to 12 years in 2 min. 45. from Frans Hofmeester on Vimeo.

My friend Evan told me about this piece yesterday,
I just shared it with my 13 year old Georgia.. sniffle sniffle.

Please watch.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

lazy suz

 We love to use our lazy susan's (from IKEA) at beehive..
 sometimes with watercolor paint, sometimes with crayons or colored pencils.
 This time we used markers and boy do they make me smile.

My friend Susanna showed me this colorful tidbit, 
I always love love love it, and the best part is...  kids love it even more.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Kid Made Modern

Way cool and colorful diamond crayons from Todd Oldham’s Kid Made Modern collection, 
available at Target and on May 20th.
 I cannot wait to get my hands on these gems and share them with my Beehive friends.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


                                                           drawing by ANSON age 5

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Butterfly Parade

coffee filters twisted with pipe cleaner
water color paint and brushes
painted sticks
4 year olds

 butterfly parade, spring 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012


I have been going through my archives this past month as part of my spring cleanse.
 I found this worn envelope I saved,
that I loved for it's colorful stamps, postage marks and beautiful handwriting.
 I ordered fantastic calendars from Flora Douville that traveled in this envelope,
  pleasing the eyes of many who caught a glimpse.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Glass Stones on Wood

I'm not the only one who loves
 the look and feel of these
 small glass stones on
pastel / painted wood pieces.
We also used crayon shavings 
for additional  texture and color.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012


We're wrapping up the Early Spring Session this week,
which means the sorting and sifting of artwork in many mediums.
And LOTS of it!

Here, the Tuesday 5-9's class paintings, 
sitting upon portfolios on the gallery floor
 (mid stream sorting).

Friday, April 6, 2012

This Week

painted glass stones
paper mache glitter eggs
lantern creatures
painted canvas sewn to twig
painted wood sculpture

Monday, April 2, 2012



      new day
      spring cleanse
      deep breath