Thursday, March 3, 2016

R is for (Virtual) Refrigerator

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R is for (Virtual) Refrigerator, which is an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - come find out more about this link-up and share your art posts with us!

The Virtual Refrigerator is an art post link-up hosted by Every Bed of Roses, Homeschool Coffee Break, Raventhreads, and This Day Has Great Potential #VirtualFridge #art

Welcome to another edition of the Virtual Refrigerator! This weekly art link-up is co-hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break, Every Bed of Roses, Raventhreadsand This Day Has Great Potential. We all cordially invite you to add your link sharing the art that's on your Virtual Refrigerator and then hop over to the other blogs and admire what's on their Fridges!

If you're not familiar with the Virtual Refrigerator, it's a fun blog link-up that we've had going on for a couple of years now to showcase some of the art projects our kids have been doing in our homeschools. Y'know how so many of us like to stick the latest masterpiece from our kid to our refrigerator door? Because that is the reason fridge magnets were invented, after all! Well, the fridge can get crowded and there are always those art projects that don't fit nicely on the fridge, and only the folks that actually walk into our kitchen can see them; so the Virtual Fridge was born. We created a virtual refrigerator on our blogs that could display the artwork, and use the link-up tool as our virtual fridge magnets, and we love to admire all the creative genius that's shared. And it's not just for our kids' artwork - moms share some of their artistic talents on the Fridge as well.

What's displayed on my Refrigerator? Often it's marker doodles or sketches that my artsy daughter creates in her free time; sometimes it's a project or drawing inspired by what we're studying in History, Geography, or Science; and sometimes it's special projects like these Glass Stars.

Glass Stars on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com #art #stainedglass #VirtualFridge

Right now Kennady isn't doing an art curriculum, but we have done so in the past and probably will again. We had a great time doing this Artist Study August Series several months ago and I'd love to do something like this for the Virtual Refrigerator again. We featured:

 M.C. Escher


Artist Study - Alexander Calder on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com #virtualfridge

Gustav Klimt (and this wound up being one of my all-time favorite projects!)

Artist Study - Gustav Klimt on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com #virtualfridge

Piet Mondrian (Mondrian was Kennady's favorite artist at the time, and perhaps he still is. I haven't asked her recently if she has a new favorite.)

Artist Study - Piet Mondrian on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com #virtualfridge

I'm one of four co-hostesses for the Virtual Fridge. My partners in this endeavor are:

Chareen from Every Bed of Roses, who recently managed to stick her son's Wooden Pen Holder to the Virtual Fridge. This is why virtual magnets are awesome. You can put a great project like this on display and still be able to use it!

Wooden Pen Holder, an art project featured on R is for (Virtual) Refrigerator, which is an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - come find out more about this link-up and share your art posts with us!

Rebecca from Raventhreads. She shares adorable projects from her younger kids, like these Paper Plate Lions.

Paper Plate Lions, an art project featured onR is for (Virtual) Refrigerator, which is an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - come find out more about this link-up and share your art posts with us!

Lynn from This Day Has Great Potential has been quiet lately, but she shares a variety of artwork. Like me, she has two grads and two high schoolers.

an art project featured on R is for (Virtual) Refrigerator, which is an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - come find out more about this link-up and share your art posts with us!

We do our best to visit all the art posts linked up, and occasionally one of us will feature something that really caught our eye. This week I'm featuring a post from Lori from At Home: Where Life Happens. She shared about their field trip to an art museum and the drawings inspired by the art they learned about.

Field Trips

I'm also featuring Ayan from Teacher Mom Plus 3 and her post about their first time making sun prints, which is something we have yet to try. Doesn't it look like fun?
Sun Prints, an art project featured on R is for (Virtual) Refrigerator, which is an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - come find out more about this link-up and share your art posts with us!

Now it's your turn! Join us by sharing your art posts here on the Virtual Fridge!

The Virtual Refrigerator is an art post link-up hosted by Every Bed of Roses, Homeschool Coffee Break, Raventhreads, and This Day Has Great Potential #VirtualFridge #art


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Grab a virtual magnet and add your link here to share your child's art or your arts and crafts how-to posts. Please visit the other blogs and admire what's on their Virtual Refrigerators!

This post is linked at Blogging Through the Alphabet, hosted by Cristi at Through the Calm and Through the Storm and Meg at Adventures with Jude. This week participating bloggers are featuring the letter R.

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3 comments:

Brittney Mom's Heart said...

My oldest asked for more art, so I need to start being more intentional with it, and sharing it more!

Chareen said...

fabulous! Thank you for the shoutout and feature :) blessings

Mother of 3 said...

I love all these art ideas! I'm always looking for fun arts and crafts activities.

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