- 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: March 2014
A current trend in picture books is “character driven texts”. These are stories whose main focus is a character who really connects with the reader. Some examples include the Fancy Nancy series by Jane O’Connor and The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill. (If … Continue reading
Yes, I know, a snail is not an insect-it is a molusk-but we are calling it our love bug so it counts:) C recently became very curious and a fan of snails after seeing them crawling up the parkade wall. I love … Continue reading
I love blogging for the sense of community. Once you blog, you are in a club. In my club are artists, parents, children’s writers, and all sorts of other interesting people. Blogging expands your world and contracts it because you are exposed to … Continue reading
I’ve been trying to art journal more lately. Sometimes, though, I can’t think of a thing to put onto paper. Thank heavens for the internet and blogs as sources of ideas! One artist blog I follow is Donna Downey’s blog. She … Continue reading
For a yellow bug we made a bee, I’m sure there’s no surprise there. C had a lot of fun with this one and I love the way the wings turned out. Here are the materials we started out with: a … Continue reading
I moved around a fair amount as a kid. I have fond memories of several places. At the Grey House I remember sun and novels on our big back balcony that had a view over the city rooftops. At the Castle House we’d all … Continue reading