Author Archive | Wendy Meades

How to Paint a Flower

I had such a great time teaching how to paint flowers at a birthday party recently that I thought I would  share the steps with you. Draw the center of your flower slightly off of center. It is more interesting to the eye when your flower is not in the center of the page.   Draw […]

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Cougar Canyon Carnival Market

COUGAR CANYON ELEMENTARY CARNIVAL I will have a table at the Cougar Canyon Carnival with my art cards, prints, and necklaces.  There will be lots of games, food, cake walk, and fun things to do.  My daughter Claire will also have her Slime creations and Hanna will have her sweet treats.  I hope to see […]

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Creating is good for your Health

Have you ever noticed how children just want to build and create?  Why do we stop creating when we become adults?  I am a big believer in encouraging creativity in everyone.  There is a growing body of research on the cognitive and mental health benefits in engaging in creativity.  Researchers have found that creativity can […]

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Inspiration for Happiness

I hope you have enjoyed your spring break. With the arrival of spring I have had a feeling of restlessness. Before I got married and had children I traveled a lot and was always seeking adventure. That is harder to do now with kids. I have a supportive husband but I can’t just hop on […]

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Wings to fly

Over three years ago I set out to learn how to draw and paint faces. I used to tell myself that I couldn’t do it. The first few were lopsided and wonky but I kept practicing. Now I love it. Keep going with the things you want to do in this world.   Don’t believe […]

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Olympic Art

      I just love the Olympics, especially the winter ones.  Since Canada won a gold in pairs ice dancing this week, here is a fun skating activity for you.  I hope you have a lovely week. We used this skate template   .  Cut it out and use your imagination to create designs on the skates […]

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To love oneself

Hello everyone. With Valentine’s day coming up next week I like to think about the importance of loving yourself and accepting who you are as a person. In this painting I added a clay heart to the canvas.  I rolled out the clay, added texture with a heart stamp and painted it with acrylics.  Once […]

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Creating with Clay

We are inspired by clay this week. It is such a great material to play with.  I can hear you saying but that is something I don’t have in my house.  I buy air dry clay that is natural and then we like to paint it with acrylic paint.  You can find surprisingly good air […]

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