Saturday, June 30, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012


 This is what I'm sipping right now 
 and it cannot be beat, 
 for reals.
 Tazo Passion Tea (steeped and cooled),
 lots of lemon and a little sweetener,
 I use Truvia.
 Plenty of ice, 
 and the straw is a must.
 Don't let the photograph fool you,
 these are the big quart size jars
 for all afternoon sipping.

happy weekend!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A thousand words

I like to incorporate photographs
 in the children's artwork at beehive.
Last week, we made accordion books, 
and filled them with shots taken throughout the week.
 We thought it would be a good idea to add 
colored pencil drawings to the books.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Iced TEA please

IF I haven't already given this recipe to you, 
it is a summertime must.
It's delish and well worth the effort of 
squeezing a few lemons and picking some mint.

Dixon Iced Tea

15 - 20 sprigs of mint
10 -12 tea bags
2/3 cup lemon juice (about 6 whole)
1 cup sugar

Mix mint and tea with 4 cups boiling water
In another pot, mix sugar and lemon with 4 cups boiling water.
Let steep at least an hour.
Strain mint and tea into a gallon pitcher.
Add sugar and lemon mixture.
Add 8 cups cold water.

This makes a boatload.. 
approx 16 8 oz. servings.

image found here

Friday, June 22, 2012

SUMMER ART at beehive


SUMMER ART at beehive

Monday - Friday
11am  -1pm  OR  3pm - 5pm          
Choose one, two or all five weeks   
$210.00 per week
registration HERE

week ONE  JUNE 25-29
Games Puzzles and Toys
create and design your own  games, pocket toys, board games, puzzles, wooden boat, hand puppets.

week TWO  JULY 9-13
Magical Mystery Tour  Music
create and design your own musical instruments, mic, guitar, drum, maracas, tambourine, CD album art, posters, sticker and a groovy T shirt

week THREE JULY 16-20
All Things Paper
book, journal and card making, printing, stamping, paper making, marbling, papermache, paper lanterns 

week FOUR  JULY 23-27
Threads  Fabric & Textiles
Tie-dye, weaving, silk-screening, hand sewing and applique, bags, capes, pouches, puppets

week FIVE  JULY 30- AUGUST 3
Big Plans  Sculpture
3D constructions, tree houses and hide aways, miniatures, mobiles, modeling with wood, clay, model magic, wire, paper, fabric and a variety of cool UPcycled materials.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Flora and Fauna


How does she line it up so perfectly?
UK based designer Marthe Armitage has been making her hand-blocked wallpaper for 40 years, using a century-old offset lithographic printing press and hand-cut lino blocks.  

from here.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bring it

                          welcome SUMMERTIME

                                                       icy image here  and here

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

color mixing

                          Starting this week off with a BANG of EARLY BIRD color.
                                                    Color mixing at its finest.
                                                   Painting by OLIVIA, age 5.


                                        early bird
week ONE

pipe cleaners 
print making

positively fabulous!

Monday, June 18, 2012

summer forts

AHHH... summertime!

time for getaways.
time for hiding out.
a collection of favorite summertime forts, 
adult style.

YES please, I'd love one!  


Wednesday, June 13, 2012


                                              I can't think of a better way 
to spend a rainy day..
full size MONOPRINTS!

early bird ART   week one

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

SEWing workSHOP


                                             Needle Pulling Thread Sewing Workshop
Join us for a fun, creative and informative
5 day sewing workshop! 
Children learn the basics of hand sewing, appliqué and
 the sewing machine. We'll explore color combinations through
 prints, patterns and colorful fabrics as we create and 
sew small quilts, bags, belts and pillows. 
No sewing experience necessary. 
Recommended for children 7 years old and up. 
June 11th - 15th   3:00 - 5:00   $210
 save your spot   978 443 6900
                                 info   summer programs

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Paper Kites - Woodland

I love this song so much that I had to include the LYRICS.
 Sing it out, be brave... sing LOUD!

 Run, Run
Don't Trail Behind
Keep Moving
The Beast Wont Stop Till We're Dead
All The Scrapes On Our Knees
Will Tell You Where We've Been
Where We Have Bled

Are We Placed High
In The Autumn Days

Wont Stop Moving Our Hips
Until The Day Is Done
We Wont Stop Running
Till We Reach The Sun

Chasing All The Things
That'll Keep Us Young
We Wont Stop Running Till We Reach The Sun

Ow We're Building A Home
With Some Mud And The Stones
And The Branches We Find

We're All Just Searching For Something
Bigger Than We're All Able To Find

Are We Placed
In The Autumn Days

Wont Stop Moving Our Hips
Until The Day Is Done
We Wont Stop Running
Till We Reach The Sun

We Are All Creatures Of The Sunlight
We're All Children Of The Day
We're Just Chasing What We Get

Wont Stop Moving Our Hips
Until The Day Is Done
We Wont Stop Running
Till We Reach The Sun

Saturday, June 2, 2012