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Grandma Moses

On this Day Three of Women’s History Month, I have selected a woman who has inspired and continues to inspire me.


At the age of around 58, I picked up a paint brush and said to myself, just paint. 910 more words

Back to reality

There are times when I beat myself up as a mom. Then there are little moments of reward. Moments when my daughter lauds my motherhood skills, my spirit soars, and I believe I’ve finally got this. 343 more words


Genealogy and Quilting are 1st cousins 3x removed

Two of my passions are Genealogy and Hand Quilting. I have never really thought about the similarities until today. I have been blogging my families history for a couple of years now, although, I have been doing family researching for over 15 plus years. 267 more words

Hand Quilting

Fine Arts Lesson: Grandma Moses

I prepared this lesson on Grandma Moses three years ago for Classical Conversations’ week 13 in Cycle 3. My class consisted of Masters (ages 10-12+). As this unit of the Fine Arts section is focused on the great masters and a chance for the students to dabble in a painting technique or focus of that artist, students tend to really look forward to it. 943 more words

Classical Conversations

Happy Holidays!

Here’s hoping everyone is gearing up for a safe and happy holiday season. Black Fork Studio has some exciting things planned for 2018, including a new series of 5”x7” southwestern/Native American pottery themed colored pencil drawings, as well as a limited line of greeting cards and 2018 Christmas cards. 152 more words


Grandma Moses

We have studied many traditional artists so far this year so I decided to introduce a more contemporary artist in co-op. Grandmas Moses started her career late in life. 58 more words

Anna Mary Robertson

Anna Mary Robertson

I think of her often

She had cooked and cleaned

And run a farm and

Put up guests;

She sold the produce of her… 132 more words