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|
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 🙂
|badge created by the lovely and talented Loni Edwards|