Mixed Media Love Heart DIY Project

Here’s a fun DIY lesson for creating a mixed media Love Heart piece. Begin with painting a canvas with an off white background using acrylic paints. Then dab gesso in the shape of a heart. While the gesso is still wet, crumple up some pieces of tissue paper (the regular kind you buy for gift wrapping). Stick …

The Extraction

When shards of life slice through our souls and lodge in our hearts, character flaws form and fester around these painful experiences: We find ourselves overcompensating with ambition for injuries to self-esteem suffered in childhood. We grow suspicious and cynical because of abandonment suffered from disloyal relationships. Negative experiences with churches, employers, or organizations sully …

Heart Whispers

"We can teach youth to read, but can we release their hearts?"  An artistic youth churns inside a chrysalis of adolescent confines. For the creative temperament, teen years fill with discontent. Yet, longings can inspire exploration and discovery. It is the glory of parents and teachers to direct yearning in youth by providing creative models. If we do not, imposters …

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