Enchanted Reality: a drawing advent liturgy with a free printable!

How do these busy homeschooling moms plan to make time for liturgical worship?  Good question.  We've been asking ourselves that question and wanted to share with you our answer.  Here are a few ways that we are getting ready for our liturgical drawing challenge. HOW TO get a dose of sanity through the liturgy of [...]

a drawing liturgy for advent

In August, we launched our first drawing challenge "Drawn to the Light".  We called this a 'challenge' because that was the word we found attached to other 30 day commitments that swirled around Pinterest and the like.  But, as we participated in our own challenge, and then the well followed "Inktober", we felt the need [...]

Enchanted Reality

Enchanted Reality

Last year, in preparation for the "Abide" retreat we were working on for our church, our pastor's wife, Barbara Juliani, gave us each a copy of Rankin Wilbourne's book, Union with Christ.  In this book, Rankin says we need to have a big imagination to comprehend who God is. I love that. Our biggest takeaway from [...]

gathering

gathering

We wrapped up our 30 day challenge with a small gathering of sharing our artwork. It was so good to hear and see the many different ways this challenge was approached. Everyone had something they were challenged with and something they were blessed by. So fabulous.   Day 21: Eclipse by Melissa Tomko and kidsDay [...]

#drawn to the light

#drawn to the light

We are launching a 30 day drawing challenge for the month of August. (Yes, there are 31 days in August, take one as a buffer, where needed.) click here for daily prompts We are choosing the theme of "drawn to the light" because: Open ended themes give room for interpretation which makes this... fun? moths, [...]

Winners!!!

Winners!!!

What a fabulous response!!  We are thrilled to present to you, the winners of the 2017 National Homeschool Art Contest. To all of you out there, keep drawing, keep painting and keep giving God the glory! All entries were judged according to this rubric: Design/Composition Craftsmanship/Skill Creativity Aesthetics Meets Criteria/Interpretation of Theme Judges and their [...]

Paint&Draw w/ Wondern Awe

Paint&Draw w/ Wondern Awe

Part of our mission here at Wondern Awe is to promote and nurture the love and joy of artistic pursuits . For this reason, we have taken over Gwen Fredette's National  "Homeschool Art Contest" and are partnering with the Philadelphia Homeschool Blog to offer a great opportunity for Homeschooled kids across America.  Here's the details: [...]

When you’re heart says, it’s too late.

GEN 15:1-6 15 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” 2 But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me [...]

How to Make a Cover for a Traveler’s Notebook

So you subscribed to our journal, you received your free printable, now you should make a beautiful hard cover!   This is a very simple bookbinding tutorial and a step by step guide to creating a hard cover for your drawing sketchbook.  Here's one we made with a boast motif stamped on the front and a pop [...]

more #drawntothelight

Our friends, Mick and Cathy Sander , joined in our Drawn to the Light 30 day challenge, and here is some of their work. So fun!Day 13: summer night Day 8: try paint  Day 9: fire fliesDay 10: sleeping porchDay 7: flashlight Day 12: gathering of moths  thanks guys for sharing your art work and being gripped with [...]