Homeschool for Empty Nesters

Boredom Busters

I’m so grateful for all the free and low-cost resources available to us during this challenging time! So many options for keeping the heart, mind, and body busy. Granted, there are still plenty of days when I can barely get myself off the couch to get to the fridge. But even those days can be victories if I stop at three slices of homemade bread with butter and honey, right?

Online Options

I took a cue from my friend, Morgan, at Morgan Victoria Designs and found a place on my desk for a couple of small watercolor paint palettes, brushes, and two pads of watercolor paper. Now I can just pull out those few items and practice every time I have a few minutes. I also signed up for a Skillshare account so I have a huge variety of subjects to study whenever I feel up to it.

My favorite artsy place to hang out, The Art House, has temporarily closed it’s brick and mortar studio, but they are offering some online options. Morgan created this little gem of a watercolor class to create a few sweet blooms for spring.

New Hobby

The very first time I played with watercolor was in a class at The Art House with Morgan. The subject was a wonderful lone pumpkin and I was hooked from the first moment the class started! Up to that point I would emphatically tell people I could not draw. But I soon realized that taking it step by step made it totally doable! Morgan is a great teacher very patience and encouraging.

After that first class I started investing in supplies and finding ways to include watercolor in the handlettered pieces I created. And I have continue to play with this super fun, though challenging, medium. Have you dabbled in watercolor? I’d love to know more!