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This four-page addition to our series of art lessons applies to oil pastel, charcoal pencil, pastel pencil, hard pastel, compressed charcoal, natural charcoal, and conte. It includes not only tips and techniques, but warnings that parents and artists should be aware of concerning health hazards lurking in a box of soft pastels or a stick of vine-charcoal. In addition to illustrations of the steps in creating a pastel study of one of Abbott Thayer's angel paintings, techniques, exercises, and illustrations include: How to Hold a Stick, Oil Pastel Blending, Mark Making with a Drawing Stick, Improvising a Drawing Board, Sketching a Mistletoe Sprig, An Example of How to Make a Pastel Painting, and Tips for Avoiding an Awful Mess.
To create the best of nursery Christmastide fare we gathered up some period-authentic recipes for savory and sweet dishes that might have been found on ample trays headed "up to the nursery" for five o'clock tea in the days before and after Christmas. Recipes include: Wouldbegoods Carrot Jam, Macaroni Soup, Red House Tomato Soup, Rosemary and Cheese Choux Croutons, Variegated Vegetables, Princess Cake, Mrs. Pettigrew's Apple Cake, Christmas Teacake, Hazelnut Tea Buns, Moat House Biscuits.
Based upon the idea of a table-centre that can serve as both conveyance and service for Christmas treats and other delicacies at table, this installment of the Workshops presents instructions for creating a small terraced stand for the purpose. Imagination, re-use, and charm are featured in the design.
At the recommendation of the Kirkudbright harbur master, Seymore and Leornian engage Duhghlas Cairn, known upon the lochs and high road as Bonnie Dug, to be their Donner, or guide, overland to Ayr, and they set forth on the first leg of their journey in a birlinn. Their first night on the high road finds them at the Tongland Wayhoose, a 500-year-old lytfolc establishment in the roots and crown of an ancient tree. From an antechamber near the great hall, Seymore describes his impressions of the place: As my eyes grew accustomed to the fringe of darkness beyond the vestibule, I saw shadowy figures going and coming in the concourse. Some carried pole lanterns at the head of small companies that seemed to disappear into the floor. Others walked alone holding a lantern at their side and disappeared above the archway at the entrance to our chamber.
By Elspeth C. Young We are often asked if we give art lessons, and we are delighted to answer, "Yes! in the form of publications and online resources." For several years, we have been (and continue to be) hard at work designing art curriculum for all ages, interests, and abilities. Please visit the links below for ordering information as well as free online helps.
Art materials needed for these lessons are intended to be as inexpensive, child-friendly, and non-toxic as possible. Adult supervision is recommended if only for reading instructions... Read more »
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By Al R. Young The The Treasure Seekers Christmas issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios. This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - To The Gate of the Red House (4 pages)Hearth - The Most Splendid Drawings (4 pages)Kitchen - Up to the Nursery (6 pages)Music - And Sing It on Winter Nights (1 page)Garden - Mistletoe and Things (4 pages)Workshops - The Best Table-Centre (2 pages)Garret - At the Tongland Wayhoose (2 pages)The Treasure Seekers Christmas is the 91st issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »