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in praise of chocolate

When I was recently visiting the Botanic Gardens with my drawing group and I suddenly realized that I was standing beside a venerable, magnificent, and wonderful-marvelous chocolate plant (Theobroma cacao) — well — I had to draw it. 43 more words


Drawing of the Week- week 11

At a whim (a very rarely occuring whim indeed), I decided to go for oil pastels for this week’s piece.

My biggest struggle with oil pastels is how easily things can go from lovely and vibrant to horribly muddy. 150 more words


Opening the Drawing Center

The first center I opened with my students was the Drawing Center. Students were shown where the supplies were kept, how to use each one of them, and how to put the supplies away when it was time to clean up. 237 more words


February 2018

1st February 2018

Experimenting with oil pastels.  I found it difficult to add detail to the flowers, and they lost some of their delicate colours.  Watercolour would have worked better to give a more natural look, but I am pleased with the effect, especially of the darker purple flowers.  197 more words


Monster Parade

The kindergarten students at one of my schools does an entire unit on Monsters.

For this lesson, I drew a bunch of monsters and then had a list of eyes, noses, face shapes, hairstyles, etc on the board. 78 more words

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