Jennifer Storm Nelson

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Artist, blogger, Skillshare teacher. Mom to human and furry kids. Nature lover, dancer, swimmer, wanderluster, digital nomad wannabe. Sharing art and craft tutorials, DIY's, kids' crafts, food and more. Former elementary teacher, dance instructor.

Location Raleigh, NC
Country United States of America
Member Since MAY 11, 2021
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Art as Self-Care in Uncertain Times

When you’re feeling down, or experiencing a variety of difficult emotions at once, you can often find relief by engaging in an art activity as self-care. The ideas I am suggesting today are merely self care art activities, designed to help you feel better in certain situations. The following is a list of difficult emotions, followed by a particular drawing or painting activity to help you relax, lean into positive emotions and find relief. Think about how you can find balance in your life, by taking the time to spiral inwards when needed, applying self care to your inner you.

Blueberry-Pineapple Iced Green Tea

This summer, why not skip the mass produced sweet teas and make your own, starting with this delicious Blueberry-Pineapple Iced Green Tea! As a former Starbucks barista, I know it’s fast and easy to make iced tea drinks by using flavored syrups and packaged fruit purees. It’s better for you, you can tweak to your tea to your own tastes, and let’s face it, there’s nothing on a hot summer day like a drink made in your own kitchen sink! Fresh or Frozen Fruit: Either fresh or frozen fruit is fine for this recipe, though I prefer using frozen as it helps chill it down more quickly.

Kids' Story Time & Craft: Frog and Toad, "A Swim"

This series will include a children’s story read aloud by me, via video, showing the pages so you and your child can follow along. Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to, a new study found. Now let’s get started with today’s story… Today’s story, “ Ask your child to look at the book’s illustration of Toad, wearing his bathing suit.

Cardmaking with Gel Prints and Rubber Stamps

Sentiment and focal image stamps (Choose images that can stand alone and are appropriate for everyday note cards, unless you are making holiday-specific greeting cards. Black and white tools for defining images: black and white acrylic paint pens, Traditional printmaking methods include heavy printing presses and expensive equipment. Once you've made a nice pile of gel prints, look through them and choose which prints you want to use as cards. My favorites are acrylic paint pens, fine point black markers, and the water soluble black "All" pencil by Stabilo.

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