Homeschooling for Empty Nesters

I’m so grateful for all the free and low-cost resources available to us during this time! So many options for keeping the heart, mind, and body busy. Granted, there are still plenty of days when I can barely get myself off the couch to get to the fridge. But even those days can be victories if I stop at three slices of homemade bread with butter and honey, right?

I took a cue from my friend Morgan at Morgan Victoria Designs and got out a couple of my small watercolor paint palettes, brushes, and two pads of watercolor paper and found a place for them on my desk. Now I can just pull out those few items and practice every time I have a few minutes. This particular piece (above) is my practice as I follow along with a Skillshare class by Cara Owen of Rosalie Gwen Paperie. 

My favorite, The Art House, has been temporarily closed but they are offering some online options. Morgan created this little gem of a watercolor class to create a few sweet blooms for spring.

The very first time I played with watercolor was in a class at The Art House with Morgan. The subject was a wonderful lone pumpkin and I was hooked from the first moment the class started! Up to that point in my life I would emphatically tell people I could not draw. But I soon realized that taking it step by step made it totally doable!

After that first class I started investing in supplies and finding ways to include watercolor in the handlettered pieces I created, and I continue to play with this super fun, though challenging, medium. Have you dabbled in watercolor? I’d love to know more!

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