- Hi, I’m Renata. I’m a mom, a wife, and a teacher. I am also a writer, a painter, and a general creative soul. I love to write stories for children and poetry for adults. My favourite painting medium is acrylics. As well, I love to craft with my kids. While the goal is to have focused, daily creative time, that is not always possible with a five year old, three year old, and a one year old. That is why post it notes with sentence fragments, story ideas, and sketch ideas can be found on most surfaces in my home. This blog is a record of my attempts at sanity and at making me time for creativity while being a mommy of three.
Monthly Archives: November 2013
I am returning to work Monday, December 2nd. I have blinked and my mat leave is over. Where did it go? I have had Q as my almost constant sidekick for 10 months. C has had some other activities but Q has … Continue reading
Here are a couple of Hanukkah crafts we have done this past week: For the first ones, I cut out shapes from black construction paper. C then painted the back with glue. Last C put strips of tissue paper across the back (I ripped them into strips … Continue reading
I am finally getting to the promised post about the method behind my September Serendipity painting. As I have mentioned before, I really like Juliette Crane’s playful style (see her stuff here if you’re interested http://www.juliettecrane.com/blog/). In the on-line lessons, … Continue reading
In honour of our friends who celebrate Hanukkah we are doing some Hanukkah themed toddler art over the next two weeks (the first night of Hanukkah is November 27th this year). Our first project with this topic in mind also … Continue reading