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Whether for yourself or for a family member, when the artist has outgrown more makeshift arrangements and needs a real-deal atelier, it's wise to begin by watching habits. So, we construct, clarify, consider, crate, cram, clear out, cover, camouflage, correct, and then construct even more to accommodate needs. Sometimes a construction project is the work of an hour, many times it's the work of months, even years, but consistent fine-tuning is part of the atelier game. What we've learned from the process would fill more than these pages, but this article offers important insights learned along the way.
In the spirit of learning from Kästner's double Lotties, here are some child-proof (and adult-friendly) tips for capturing the beautifully simple and simply beautiful forget-me-nots, gentians and sunny skies in Kästner's winning tale. Exercises include: Mixing Sky Blue, Creating Lottie's Forget-Me-Not Motif, and painting Lisa's Alpine Gentian.
We decided to travel—equipped with a spoon, fork and knife—with Uncle Erich on a trip through the book, visiting some of the best tastes each area has to offer. We begin by cooking dinners in Munich with Lisa, conjuring up an alpine supper and a teatime treat in Garmisch, and ending with sweets in Vienna. Recipes include: Braised Pork Ribs, Red Cabbage with Apples, Chicken Cutlets with Mushrooms, Pickled Pork, Bavarian June Bug Bread, Chocolate Macaroons, Viennese Milk Bread, Viennese Almond Bunnies, Little Viennese Waffles, and Viennese Waffle Tort.
The name Enzian, while certainly no identical twin, is still a bit of a doppelg�nger for the word ensign in English; and is a particularly apt fit for gentians because it describes what the blooms truly are�deep-blue pennants, dauntless standard-bearers and the ubiquitous floral insignia of the alps.
We wanted to create an enduring memento of the twins' time at camp, and that farewell evening when they discovered that switching identities might just fool everyone. Follow Ashton's instructions to create a finely crafted, mid-century style lantern full of the nuances of Oriental design.
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 Lisa and Lottie issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios. This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - O! These Artists! (6 pages)Hearth - Forget-Me-Not (3 pages)Kitchen - We're Traveling (7 pages)Garden - Enzian (3 pages)Workshops - Bright Lanterns (3 pages)Lisa and Lottie is the 105th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000. All 104 previous issues remain in print and are available individually or in customer-defined groups directly from Al Young Studios... Read more »