Get On With It

Writing and drawings about work, family and the stuff in-between

Tag: art with kids

  • A phone, a kitten, and happiness for everyone, a birthday list update

    A phone, a kitten, and happiness for everyone, a birthday list update

    My previous update on birthday lists was from my son who’s birthday is still six months away. This one is for my daughter who is writing her list a mere month out. Much more sensible right? Let’s see what we got.

  • Marvel and hammers, a birthday list update

    Marvel and hammers, a birthday list update

    My son (now age 5) asks Alexa “how many days until October 12th” at least four times a week. Today Alexa answered with her typically calm and exasperation-free voice: “October the 12th 2022 is in 187 days.” So soon! He made sure to write out his latest birthday list. Similar to asking Alexa how many […]

  • Trapped full: our two words for 2021

    Trapped full: our two words for 2021

    As part of a community “postal art project” that started recently, my daughter and I were tasked to come up with a word that describes how we feel about a space in our home or garden after spending so much time in our homes over the past year. Once we chose the word and the […]

  • This week’s little fires

    This week’s little fires

    This week’s little fires (aka art projects)

  • What I learned last week (#63)

    What I learned last week (#63)

    Learned last week: Art projects are like little fires, paywalls are more than the new normal, a poem on gender and science, and more.

  • Four little fires

    Four little fires

    I like to think of art projects like little fires. First you gather your wood (the materials), you built it (get everything set-up) and then you light it. When inspiration strikes, you get burning.

  • What I learned last week (#56)

    What I learned last week (#56)

    Learned last week: New tools both analog and digital, predictions for the future, and best to fight water with water.

  • Rainy day watercolors

    Rainy day watercolors

    Fight water with water! Last Saturday Kav and the kids and I were faced with a stormy Saturday with no plans and very little daylight to work with. Luckily I have been amassing a small bunkers-worth of art supplies, including some proper watercolor supplies. You don’t have to ask me twice, queue art project time!