Thanksgiving is easy, so November is when I start to think about Winter Holiday prep. This year the Nice Gifts and Ornaments class for children will be run a bit differently than in the past. Kids will be able to choose from of a variety of gift ideas for the people on their list. We'll use generally the same skills and materials but the gifts will be selected individually.
We had a great time at Cotuit Center for the Arts last night at the Art and Souls Sideshow Spectacular. There were so many good costumes and so many were home made. Visit my facebook page to see more. Just click on the picture.
This is one of my favorite Halloween costumes. I can't find the original but I found this collaged page. What was your favorite? Post a picture.
Very nice story in the Barnstable Patriot today. Thanks Mary Richmond! I am really not that into cooking....but here is the best paper mache recipe I know, make as much as you need.
1 part water
1 part flour
2 parts white glue
It dries hard and fast and is not too sticky.
I am thinking about my annual Spider Leg Soup. It's delish! So easy and nutritious too.
Chop up onions, celery and carrots.
You determine the quantities depending on how many you'll be serving.
Saute until soft then add some chopped chicken brown it a bit.
Add some chicken broth
Then the spider legs which can be hard to find so I substitute long grain black wild rice.
Simmer until the "legs" are soft
Create a whirlpool and stir in a beated egg or two. Add a splash of soy sauce and lemon.
Voila! You have a holiday classic.
I still enjoy this each year even though my kids are grown. Let me know how it works out.
The summer has gone by so quickly! As friends head back to school I am busy renovating the art barn into the new studio space at Cotuit Center for the Arts. There is so much to do to create the space I envision. I am looking for volunteers to help clean, paint and organize. I also have a ramp to install for easier access for friends on wheels. Are you interested? We'll be working all next week. Come join in the fun.
I can't believe it's been so long! I've been busy. Once I was up and walking again I haven't stopped. I loved making the art journals for bully prevention. Please visit the classroom page for examples of the seventh graders' work. Art, literacy and social issues are a perfect match for me. Then it was summer and I'm teaching construction classes- Fairy Houses at CCAA.
I'm very excited about my new position of Arts Education Coordinator at Cotuit Center for the Arts. I'm looking for donations of time and materials as we prepare for the big renovations at the Art Barn. Want to join in the renovation fun?
Last week I started journals with 95 students in the Barnstable Intermediate School. I wrote a grant with an English teacher and it was funded through DOE and the anti-bully intiative in this state. Seventh graders are making art jounals to learn about themselves and to increase empathy for others. What fun!
Lenore Lyons is passionate about igniting the spark that happens when people think creatively and get big ideas. There is something about riffling through a large tray of keys that encourages people of all ages to think about possibilities for their life and their loved ones.