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Most Important Book of 2017 - "Twenty-Two" by Allison Trowbridge

Most Important Book of 2017

When you read as many books as I do, to say that one book stands out as “most important” of the year is saying a lot. The term “most important” reflects impact of a global nature, going beyond what affects me personally to the issues that affect us all as human beings. It’s more than just […]

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My Favorite Books of 2017: Most Life-Changing = The 5 Second Rule

Most Life-Changing Book of 2017

There are lots of great books out there, but if you’re honest, how often do you read a book that you can truly say changed your life?? When that happens, it’s magical…. and it happened to me last April with The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. I discovered this book while listening to the […]

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Favorite Books of 2017 - Most Inspiring: "A Little Radical"

Most Inspiring Book of 2017

My favorite books this year have not been books about teaching art to kids, or even books about ART at all. But they are relevant to teachers and parents…. and everyone, really. The three books I’ll be sharing with you are inspiring, life-changing, and important. The most inspiring book I read this year was A Little […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Drawing Cartoons Letter By Letter

Book Review: Drawing Cartoons Letter By Letter by Christopher Hart

Drawing Cartoons Letter by Letter is the latest in a series of learn-to-draw books by Christopher Hart. I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review, so here it is! The concept of using a letter or number as the framework for beginning a drawing is not new. In fact, I already had […]

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"No-Measure Mandala" by Teach Kids Art

No-Measure Mandala on Aluminum Foil

Exciting news!! I’m  honored to be a contributor in Kathy Barbro’s new book, Sharpie Art Workshop for Kids. Kathy writes the popular blog, Art Projects for Kids.  It was Kathy’s blog that first inspired me to start my own kids’ art blog many years ago, so that makes this even more exciting for me! You can order Kathy’s […]

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The Great Tertiary Color Debate

The Great Tertiary Color Debate

The internet…. that great supplier of information at your fingertips, making it fast and easy to find answers and share them with the world! But what if those answers being shared are incorrect??  Vladimir Lenin once said, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” (Hmmmm….. did Lenin really say that, or has it just been credited […]

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22 Ways to Combine Writing & Art to Encourage Creativity

22 Ways to Combine Writing & Art to Encourage Creativity

I recently had the privilege of helping my adult daughter edit the manuscript for her first book. Her first real, published book. A book with an agent, a publisher, a release date (April 2017), and it’s own pre-order page on Amazon. A proud parenting milestone for sure! But this book of hers has been a long time in the making. […]

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