Sunsets Are Awesome-Right?

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This week I had fun with the fourth graders teaching them about building on colors 🙂  Although now as I write this I forgot we were supposed to do their mission project paintings.  Will have to talk to teacher and see if I can do it as an extra day this month?  So much fun watching these take shape.  Something about sunsets and their beauty.  Hope you all see some great ones this weekend.  xo renee

Laura Milnor Iverson-Seagulls at Sunset 4th Grade Art Lesson

I am a native Californian and my greatest inspiration comes from the beautiful natural landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area. I express my love of nature in both Dreamy Realism (realistic landscapes and seascapes with an impressionist overtone…the imprint of a scene on the mind, with the soft edges of memory) and Contemporary Zen (botanical abstracts in a modern Asian style, such as autumn leaves, florals, cherry blossoms, and so on).

Skills Learned:

Layer painting, landscape and using mixed media to add dimension to your artwork. Continue Reading »

Easy 2 ingredient Chocolate Strawberries

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easy chocolate strawberries Ah school has started but I don’t teach until Monday.  Cannot wait to meet all those new kindergarteners 🙂  This is another summer favorite.  Always yummy and easy for a quick dessert to take to friends houses etc.  Below are the directions.



  • Fresh organic strawberries washed and patted dry so the chocolate will stick.
  • Guittard Extra Dark Chocolate Chips-these are the best 🙂


In a pyrex measuring cup fill with chocolate chips.  Then microwave for a minute stir to make sure all chips melted.  If not you can put in for another 20 seconds or so but one minute on high should do the trick.  Hold strawberry at top by greens and dip into cup.  Place on parchment paper and tray.  Put in fridge for a half hour or so to set and they are done.  Enjoy!