I must admit that I try not to write too much in my blog-posts.
In the back of my mind I think “I don’t want to bore you, the reader”
…but, I have concluded that if you want to read, you may
…and if you just want THE DRAW PAGE…all you have to do is scan down to access it.
This week you’ll be able to download a Dot-to-Dot of the Birthday Frog.
That said…here are my ramblings:
I drew-up a frog birthday card. Why a little frog?…you may say. Well, one of my grandsons is turning three. (He has a brother who is turning seven a week later, and we’ll talk about the card I made for him tomorrow.) But, today…this is what we’re talking about:Well, two of my grandsons have birthdays coming soon.
One is a super-soccer-player and the other…
is a sweet-little-almost-3 year-old…and I can picture him chasing after some old frog in the backyard and befriending it.
So, here is how we handled the challenge of letting them know how much we love them.
My husband and I are going to fly up to visit them soon, but unfortunately, not in time for their birthdays.
So, I made just a card for each and inside are the hints & clues as to what we’ll bring with us as their gifts and what we hope to do while we visit with them.
Some of our plans include:
– we’re going to make Glitter-Slime (I’ll share the recipe next week.)
– we’re going to start pumpkin seeds for their pumpkin patch (I’ll share that the week after)
– my husband is going to make a bird house with them. ( I may have to wait until after our visit to share that)
– And we’ll make homemade ice cream and chocolate cupcakes and sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY and on & on…
They are three of the absolute sweetest little boys!…and we love them ALL dearly. (the middle son has a birthday in the Fall…we had a blast at his last birthday party!)
This little frog was drawn with pencil and I used a sharpie to add some line and then erased the pencil…but, when I started to ‘paint’ the frog in….rather than go all the way to the other side of my ART Studio (LOL, we’re talking 10-15 feet here, I can be such a lazybones sometimes!)…I thought I’d try my COPIC markers (actually, the non-brand named version from BLICK and BTW: these are NOT refillable like the Copic ones are). I use:
Well, they worked fine except that in some places it ‘blurred’ the sharpie and caused some dirty-looking spots.
I usually add my finished line with a non-water based (alcohol based) marker, like a sharpie…and then use water colors or colored pencils to add the color… (Apparently, I wasn’t using my noggin this particular day) and made both line & coloring with alcohol based markers. So they mushed together.
But, I think I may have cleaned it up enough to use it….I am adding a downloadable dot-to-dot of the frog…so it’ll be a fun week, you won’t want to miss this.
What do you think?
You can download a copy here and have some fun with your kids. Counting, finishing the drawing and then coloring it in. Just be a little more thoughtful about what tools you use, than I was. LOL
…see you then…enjoy the dot-to-dot,
PS: Tomorrow we’ll talk about the Tyrannosaurus Rex playing Soccer…for the older grandson.