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November Coloring Pages

How To Paint a Sunset With Watercolors

Watercolor Sunset

Watercolors can be tough when you are starting out. Luckily, this watercolor sunset is super easy to do. ***This page ...
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Our Visit To Happy Day Farm

Our Visit To Happy Day Farm

This August, I piled some teens into my car and took a drive down to Happy Day Farm. I really ...
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Road Trip From NJ to Florida and Tennessee

I am still reluctant to call it a vacation. Our road trip from NJ To Florida and Tennessee was definitely ...
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2D Recycled Materials Art Sculpture

Recycled Sculptures

I have been dying to make these kinds of recycled sculptures for a long time. Finally, I decided to do ...
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Art

Pour Art

Remember a while back I had the best time using Liquitex Pouring Medium. It was a ton of fun. This ...
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Deep Cut Gardens

Our Visit To Deep Cut Gardens

Deep Cut Gardens is one of those great gems in the state of New Jersey. Located in Middletown NJ it ...
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Amazing NJ Daytrips

The summer is here, and it is the perfect time to think about where you would like to take your ...
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Crafty Kitchen Witch Craft Dollmaking

Crafty Kitchen Witch

Recently, I made this adorable Crafty Kitchen Witch. Well, to be honest, I made 3 of them for my friends ...
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Adventures in Bethlehem PA

Adventures in Bethlehem

This place has been on my bucket list for a long time. I actually have a rather long bucket list, ...
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The Art of Ancient Egypt

Please note, that while I share videos in these lessons. I work hard on making sure that there are no ...
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Mesopotamian Art

Please note, that while I share videos in these lessons, I do work hard on making sure that there are ...
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Cave Art

Please note, that while I share videos in these lessons, I do work hard on making sure that there are ...
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Metal Flower Necklace

Metal Flower Necklace

I have always enjoyed hammering metal. I know, it is an odd thing to say, but it's true. There is ...
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Leather Jewelry Ideas

Leather Jewelry DIY

I do enjoy working with leather. Every so once in a while an awesome company, Endless Leather, sends me some ...
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Pink flowers

Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park

Last year we went to see the cherry blossoms in Branch Brook Park in Newark. We were planning to go ...
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Negative Space Watercolor Paintings

I tend to get very excited about exploring the idea of negative space with the kids. Over the years, I ...
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The Red Mill Museum

Our Visit To The Red Mill Museum

Another awesome NJ museum. We planned a last minute trip and wound up getting there on the very last day ...
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Our Visit To Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Our Visit To Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanical Garden

(2019) When I heard that there will be a Frida Kahlo exhibit in Brooklyn Museum, I knew I had to ...
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Our Trip To Maine

Our Trip To Maine

I want to say 'vacation', but it really was not a vacation, it was a trip. It was our trip ...
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Beginners Guide To Lino Cutting and Printmaking

Beginners Guide To Lino Cutting and Printmaking

I am calling it Beginners Guide to Lino Cutting and Printmaking because, well, I am a beginner. It took me ...
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Preserving Flowers In Resin

Preserving Flowers In Resin

I love trying out new crafty things. For many years I have wanted to try preserving flowers in resin. Specifically ...
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Fun Crafty Things

2D Recycled Materials Art Sculpture

Recycled Sculptures

I have been dying to make these kinds of recycled sculptures for a long time. Finally, I decided to do ...
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Metal Flower Necklace

Metal Flower Necklace

I have always enjoyed hammering metal. I know, it is an odd thing to say, but it's true. There is ...
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Clay Fairy Garden Creations

Clay Fairy Garden Creations

This summer, I surprised a friend by populating her house with oven baked clay fairy garden creations. Doesn't everyone like ...
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Single Point Perspective Drawing of a Street

Single Point Perspective Drawing of a Street

There is so much you can do when you understand the concept of simple single point perspective.  I remember clear as day ...
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How To Draw Roses

How To Draw Roses

I have been playing around with drawing roses, trying to come up with an easy way to do it for ...
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Recycled Mosaic Tiles Art Lesson

Recycled Mosaic Tiles Art Lesson

Mosaic is such a fun technique for making art. I have been looking for a long time for a way ...
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Photography by Mariya Kovalyov

Photography Tips

I always enjoyed photography, but recently I have found myself behind the lens more and more often. I LOVE it! ...
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Georgia O'Keeffe Art History Lesson For Kids

Georgia O’Keeffe Art History Lesson For Kids

Everyone is familiar with Georgia O'Keeffe's larger then life flowers, and if they are not, they should be! She was ...
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How To Make Beaded Dragonfly Earrings

Beaded Dragonfly Earrings

Here is an awesome tutorial for beaded dragonfly earrings.  Seriously, these came out very cool!  I made a pair for ...
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Tiffany Stained Glass Art Lesson

Tiffany Stained Glass Art Lesson

***This page contains affiliate links.*** Louis Comfort Tiffany is another great artist for kids to explore.  Most people associate the ...
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Tissue Paper Collage Art Lessons

Tissue Paper Collage

After I made the piñata for my son's birthday I had a lot of tissue paper left over.  It is all colorful ...
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Watercolor Buildings Painting

Watercolor Buildings Painting Tutorial

This painting might look daunting at first, but if you follow the step by step instructions it is truly easy to ...
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Acrylic Sponge Painting For Kids

Acrylic Sponge Painting For Kids

This sponge painting of a garden is very simple and easy to make, it is especially good for really young kids. I ...
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Recycled T-shirt Bracelet Tutorial

Recycled T-shirt Bracelet Tutorial

Do you have a few minutes?  Recycle your old t-shirt into an awesome bracelet. All you need for this project ...
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Recycled Art Portfolios

Recycled Art Portfolios

Right before Earth Day this year I wanted to do something with the Earth Day theme for an art lesson.  ...
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Color Pencil Landscape Drawing

Color Pencil Landscape Drawing

Color pencils have got to be one of my most favorite mediums. I love how much control you have with ...
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Handmade Notebook Tutorial

Handmade Notebook Tutorial

Handmade Notebook Tutorial from cardstock, paper, and recycled cards. It is that time of the year again, time for the ...
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Cherry Blossom Watercolor Painting

Cherry Blossom Watercolor Painting

In this lesson I have two different ways to paint cherry blossoms with watercolor.  The first one is easier and ...
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Places to Visit:

Our Visit To Highlands Natural Pool

Our Visit To Highlands Natural Pool

Another beautiful place from my bucket list checked off this summer! On our visit to Highlands Natural Pool, we enjoyed ...
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Our Visit To Van Vleck Gardens and Kip's Castle

Our Visit To Van Vleck Gardens and Kip’s Castle

Our Visit To Van Vleck Gardens and Kip's Castle It was early morning on a Saturday that I yanked my ...
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Our Visit To Sourland Mountain Preserve Hiking in NJ

Our Visit To Sourland Mountain Preserve

We went for a hike at the Sourland Mountain Preserve with a group of friends, and it was fantastic! We ...
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Our Visit To Island Beach State Park

Our Visit To Island Beach State Park

Over the last few summers we got to explore a new to us beach: Island Beach State Park.  What a ...
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Our Visit To Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags

Our Visit To Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags

This entire time I though I had added Our Visit to Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags to our happy travels ...
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Our Visit To Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

Our Visit To Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

In the beginning of every June, my mom and I always attempt to visit the Presby Memorial Iris Garden in ...
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Our Visit To Dingmans Campground

Camping At Dingmans Campground in Dingmans Ferry PA

Dingmans Ferry, PA Every Year since 2015 Unfortunately our most recent experience in the early fall of 2018 left me ...
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Our Visit To Sandy Hook Lighthouse

Our Visit to Sandy Hook Lighthouse

We go to Sandy Hook often, and several times we have done the tour of the light house. In fact, ...
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Our Visit To Big Brook Fossils in NJ

Our Visit To Big Brook Fossil Site

Marlboro, NJ Summer 2017 Big Brook is quite an interesting place to visit.  It is not a place that I ...
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Our Visit To Howel Living History Farm Hunterdon County Destinations

Our Visit To Howell Living History Farm

Lambertville, NJ June 2012 Howell Living History Farm is always a wonderful place to visit.  Located in Lambertville NJ, it ...
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Our Visit To Sandy Hook Beach

Our Visit To Sandy Hook National Park

Sandy Hook, NJ Every Summer NJ has many beautiful beaches down the shore. There is a beach for every taste, ...
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Our Visit To Alstede Farms Morris County Destinations

Our Visit To Alstede Farms

Chester, NJ July 2012 Alstede Farms is a great place with many things to do and see. It is organic ...
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Our Visit To Sunflower Maze Sussex County Destinations

Our Visit To Sunflower Maze

Augusta, NJ August-September 2015 We had an A-Maze-Ing time at the Sussex County Sunflower Maze in Augusta NJ. They are ...
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Our Visit To Land Of Make Believe

Our Visit To Land Of Make Believe

I wrote this post back in 2015. Since then, my kids have grown up past wanting to go to the ...
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Our Visit To Tomahawk Lake

Our Visit To Tomahawk Lake

Sparta, NJ June 2014 When my husband was off for a week this June, we wanted to go to a ...
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Coloring Pages

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NJ Travels

Here you will find all sorts of fun day trips all over New Jersey and surrounding states. You can read about our family’s experiences there and hopefully get out and have fun! Also, be sure to check out our very popular list of FREE OR INEXPENSIVE PLACES FOR FAMILY FUN IN AND AROUND NJ.

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Art Lessons

Take a look at the many art lessons we have. So far there is acrylic, watercolor, how to draw, amazing coloring pages and more!

Art Stuff:

Art by Mariya Kovalyov
Art by Mariya Kovalyov
Art by Mariya Kovalyov