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Beth Bauer

Beth Bauer

Beth is a freelance writer residing in Fishers, Indiana with a background in print journalism. Her full time job as a stay at home mom allows her to explore the beauty of art and life through her two young daughters' eyesone finger painting at a time.


ARTrageous: Adventures in Mixed Media: Make a Motivational Mirror

artrageous mirror project

Looking for a wonderful way to bond with your child and foster his or her creativity? Take a look at author Jennifer McCully's book ARTrageous. With more than 25 drawing, painting, and mixed media projects, you and your child are sure to make some fantastic memories (and artwork!) together. ARTrageous arrives in stores in January.


FILED UNDER: Art Lessons / TAGGED: ARTrageous, art, drawing, painting, mixed media, how to paint


Back to Basics: Pencil Drawing Step by Step

learn to draw 2

There's something to be said for keeping it simple. Consider a pencil and a piece of paper: two of the most basic tools for creating beautiful artwork. With Pencil Drawing Step By Step from talented artist Cynthia Knox, you'll learn the fundamental skills necessary for working with graphite pencil. Her fresh, contemporary approach to this medium will bring new life to your drawing.


FILED UNDER: Art Lessons / TAGGED: learn to draw, drawing, pencil drawing, drawing technique, how to draw


Frolic with the Fairies: Sticker, Punch Out, and Play!

fairies playtime

   "Every child must remember laying his head in the grass, staring into the infinitesimal forest, and seeing it grow populous with fairies." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


FILED UNDER: Art Bites, Children / TAGGED: draw, playtime, children's activities, fairies, stickers


All Strung Out: Crafting a Paper Leaf Garland

send something beautiful

There's nothing like a heartwarming, homemade gift to brighten a dreary December day for friends and family. Don't string your loved one along. Send something amazing like this handmade, homespun paper leaf garland featured in artist Emily Hogarth's book, Send Something Beautiful. It's the perfect way to bring the outdoors inside during this winter and warm the room with deep hues of gold, green, and brown.


FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: papercraft, paper cut, kirigami, craft, art, letters, stationary, gifts


Bear Necessities: from The Bear in Underwear Kit

kids learn to draw patterns

Growing up is hard work! We love when learning about art helps make life simpler for kids (and parents, too).


FILED UNDER: Children, Art Bites / TAGGED: potty training, drawing, patterns, Bear in Underwear, how to draw, drawing for kids



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