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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.

Back to Basics: Pencil Drawing Step by Step

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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!

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   "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

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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

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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

A Whale of a Good Time: From Learn to Draw Sea Creatures

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Children who are fascinated with the sea and its wonderful world of exotic creatures will have a whale of a good time exploring Learn to Draw Sea Creatures. With detailed, step-by-step directions for drawing over 25 amazing ocean animals, kids will love making art with a porpoise—I mean, purpose. 

FILED UNDER: Art Bites, Children / TAGGED: sea creatures, learn to draw, drawing, drawing for kids, orca

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