Summer All Stars Series—Watch or Listen to Something Funny

Sometimes we get so caught up in current events that we get stuck in a downward spiral of negativity that’s hard to climb out of. What we all need is a good dose of humor. We need to remember that it’s ok to laugh in the midst of uncertainty. It doesn’t take the problems away,… Continue reading Summer All Stars Series—Watch or Listen to Something Funny

Summer All Stars Series—Square Yard Challenge—Environmental Art

This session combines so many things that I love: creating art, being outdoors in nature, rocks, flowers, sunshine, and fresh air. My favorite environmental artist is Andy Goldsworthy. His documentary, Rivers and Tides introduced me to a style of art that fascinates me. He creates masterpieces with nature, the likes of which I never imagined… Continue reading Summer All Stars Series—Square Yard Challenge—Environmental Art

Summer All Stars Series—Puzzle with a Twist

This two-in-one activity starts with putting a puzzle together, preferably on top of poster board or something else that can be moved. Once you’ve had some quality puzzle time with family or friends, it’s time to flip it! This is the tricky part. Set something stiff on top of the puzzle that’s the same size,… Continue reading Summer All Stars Series—Puzzle with a Twist

Summer All Stars Series—Walk, Run, Hike, Bike, Explore

Venture outside this week for some fresh air. Explore your neighborhood or the nearest trail, moving in whatever way you can, whether that’s walking, running, hiking, biking, or in a wheelchair. Get to know the world around you. It still astounds me that I’ve lived most of my life in Utah and I’m barely discovering… Continue reading Summer All Stars Series—Walk, Run, Hike, Bike, Explore

Summer All Stars Series—Play With Clay

Simply squishing, punching, and rolling clay flat is a therapeutic activity that anyone can enjoy, not just kids. Press rubber stamps or other textured objects into it, build figures, or coil it into a bowl shape. If you’re looking to make something more permanent, try creating with bakeable polymer clays, or take the leap and… Continue reading Summer All Stars Series—Play With Clay

Summer All Stars Series—Art Journaling

We’re all feeling a lot of emotions right now, and a good way to sort them out is by art journaling. Whether simple or detailed, putting your emotions on paper is important. Over the years we’ve had many art journal prompts, and this one will be freestyle. You don’t even need words. Colors, shapes, scribbles,… Continue reading Summer All Stars Series—Art Journaling