A Special Short And Sweet With Ryan Sias!

Good Morning, Everyone!

I’m sure you’ll all be glad to know that despite my advanced age I’m still able to type 🙂

Thank you so much for all the lovely birthday wishes and cards and special pictures and banners… ooh, in case you didn’t see the banner I’ll put it here!

isn’t this awesome? it even has Phyllis! with chocolate!
banner created by the amazing and talented Julie Rowan-Zoch

Oh!  And a coffee mug warmer from one very astute and thoughtful blog reader (thank you Caroline! :))  I am so lucky to have so many wonderful friends.  You are all so incredibly nice, and you made my birthday very special! 🙂

And now, I have something special for you!

Fun creativity projects for kids!  Click HERE

Ryan Sias

Rian Sias, who has worked in animation for 20 years and is the talented author/illustrator of Go Greenie! Are You Eating Something Red?, Balloon Toons: Zoe And Robot, Let’s Pretend, and Go Greenie! Are You Eating Something Green? (36 Color-And-Learn Placemats) has started a new venture for kids which I think parents and teachers will enjoy knowing about!

Ryan says, “I wanted to let you know about a fun, art education email program I have created called Siasstudios.com.

I love drawing with kids and letting them finish my drawings.  They come up with wild and crazy ideas which make me laugh.  So I started this for all my nieces and nephews who live in other cities, and now have opened it up to the world!

Here’s an example of one of Ryan’s free art projects

My goal with Sias Studios is to foster creative development in children by giving them 100% free weekly art projects that engage their creativity.  The projects have imaginative coloring pages, zany story prompts, unique drawing lessons, and wacky characters.  All of my material is silly and fun, which I believe creates positive art experiences.”

And here is how one child finished it!

You can subscribe to this free, weekly creativity prompt by going HERE.  Sign up and then sit back and let the fun projects roll in!  Sias Studios activities are recommended for ages 4-11, or anyone who wants to have fun 🙂  Here are a few more examples:

Here is another project…

And here is one child’s interpretation 🙂

Here’s a link to a whole page of waffle fun CLICK HERE!
And here is a fun drawing lesson:)
I hope you’ll all take a moment to check out Ryan’s offerings and pass the word along to friends, family, your children’s teachers… anyone you think might be interested!  Ryan has a great sense of what appeals to young artists and his drawings and activities are always fun!
And now, for today’s Short & Sweet, one of Ryan’s prompts!
badge created by the lovely and talented Loni Edwards

Take a look at that fierce viking aboard his dragon boat and write the first sentence (or 3 :)) of a story in the comment section below!
Here’s my example:) 
“Faster! Faster!” cried Shigvid, doing a small jig of rage on his ship’s bow.  “Brunhilda cannot get away with this!”
I hope you’ll all get a chance to hop over to Ryan’s place, and I hope you’ll enjoy the prompt!  I look forward to reading your story openings!  And thank you all again for all the lovely birthday presents and wishes – you are the best! 🙂

57 thoughts on “A Special Short And Sweet With Ryan Sias!

  1. Teresa Robeson says:

    Thank you, Susanna!! That is too adorable! I love all those poses Julie did with Phyllis. 😉 Oh, and I did see that photo on your blog, and totally forgot. Gosh, my brain is like swiss cheese (not as stinky though…LOL!).

  2. Susanna Leonard Hill says:

    POSTED FOR TRACY AT http://www.tracycampbell.net/blog

    Ryan's idea is brilliant. I had included one of my b & w drawings on my website for kids to download and color. And I had one taker which I posted on my blog. I need to get my act in gear and add some more.
    Ryan took it one step further and left areas blank for kids to create the rest of the story. As I said, brilliant.
    I love the colors Loni used on the new Short and Sweet badge.
    My brain's mush, so I don't have any words to offer.
    Trying to get over a ten-day cold.

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