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'Tis the Season for a Free Download

I get to see this family every year at this time for Christmas card pictures.  Some of you may recognize this beautiful gal.  She and her brother could be in magazine ads.  

I often design my own cards.  I didn't offer this one to this family 'cuz it doesn't really match their session.  But I think it's kinda cute.  

 The back.

Since I didn't offer it to them, I'll offer it to you!  Free download.  Click here for the front and click here for the back.  The white border is not a part of the card.  The fonts are free fonts from Dafont.  The cards are layered .psd files so you can alter them to your liking, just insert your own pics.  I created it in PS3 so I don't know if you can use it in any other program.  5.25 x 7.25.  Please don't sell this card and pretty please link back to me.  We'd love to see how you use the card so come and show us.  

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I think October is the fastest month of the year.  We are always so busy with Halloween stuff and softball and soccer and things that don't even pertain to us it seems.  

Natalya's riding school had a Halloween costume contest.  They dressed up with the horses.  Natalya used her costume from last year and she and her horse dressed as "pencil and paper".

Her horse just waited impatiently as Natalya "drew" all over him.  But he was a good sport.  They won the contest.

For Halloween, Vienne dressed up as Athena and I dressed up with her as Medusa.

Natalya and Daddy dressed up as Plants v. Zombies.  Please say you've heard of it.  They got a lot of , "What are you supposed to be?".  Go look it up.  They made their costumes and did such a great job.

I have a free download for you guys soon so come back.


Party Pooper

Rockey loves her Halloween costume.  


Art with Mom

"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." ~Vincent Van Gogh

This weeks lesson per Vienne's request:  Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh is pretty fascinating and depressing at the same time.  You cover what you think your kiddos can handle.  Since we just focused on Van Gogh we looked at various works done by Van Gogh (using Google images) and discussed:  What stands out when you look at Van Gogh's art?  What did he use to make his art?  Do you like what you see?  What do you think he was thinking while painting Starry Night?

This week we painted with acrylics on paper (we were supposed to use canvas but apparently they were hiding and I couldn't find them).  Acrylics are easy for kids to use because they are water based and clean up easily.  Acrylics can also be mixed easily so we talked about the advantages to being able to mix our paints.  Yellow and blue makes green!

Our prompt this week- emotion.  Van Gogh was a very emotional painter and used bold lines and bold colors to represent emotion.  What are you feeling today?  And since Van Gogh was a post impressionist, we painted with bold colors and painted a landscape.

Supplies- brushes, paper, acrylic paints, cups of water, paper towels.

Have fun!  In our next lesson we should be exploring Dia de los Muertos.


Beauty- Family Photography, Boerne, TX

Aren't they gorgeous?!  Mother and daughters.

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Stay tuned for this week's art lesson.