Art Blast! Fun Lessons for Kids and Aliens #3

Drawing Elmer!   Beep loves showing mini-Beep how to draw his favorite characters! Beep enjoys Elmer the Elephant because he can get creative with the patchwork decorations (plus it teaches mini-Beep some fancy words like vertical and horizontal).   Elmer is an elephant who is not ordinary elephant color, but patchwork. Though he wants to… Read more »

Art Blast! Fun Lessons for Kids and Aliens. #1

My characters, Beep and Bob, go to school in space. Up in space school, you can always look out the windows at the infinite wonders of the universe. But that can get pretty boring after a few minutes. So what to do?Beep’s answer is: ART! Beep loves to draw and always carries a sketchbook. But… Read more »

Art Blast! Fun Lessons for Kids and Aliens. #2

Art with Words #2   In the last lesson, Beep turned his name into ART! (Beep thinks his name is very artful.) But are there other ways to use words visually? Of course! Micrography (micro=small, graphy=writing) is an artform that has been around for more than a thousand years! It began with religious artists who… Read more »

Debut Year Scrapbook

I can’t imagine I’ll ever have a publishing year to top 2018 (four books of my debut series released). With that in mind, I wanted to collect and share a few of my favorite shots:

Simple Steps to Make Star/Snowflake Thingy

    Each year about this time, I make these 3-D star/snowflake thingies with my 4th and 5th grade art students as a (kind of) simple one-period project. They love it, it looks festive, and they can make more over break. Folks have asked for the steps; I was taught by a fellow art teacher… Read more »