May 25, 2020
We’ve got a lot of fun new activities this week, including:
- A new quick-draw game (fun faces)
- Part 2 of Watercolor Flower
- Lesson 4 from Art Class (Draw what you see!)
- Bible story: David & Goliath
- Chapter 8 of Friendly Revenge
Scroll down. Check it out. Stay a while. And don’t forget to have fun!
This Week's Drawing Lessons
We’ve got two more new lessons this week. First is one titled “Quick Draw: Fun Faces. The second is Watercolor Flower, part 2 (Paint the Leaves).
In both of these lessons, I’ll be using ArtRage Lite, which you can buy for $29.90. If you have an iPad or Android tablet, you can get ArtRage for $4.99! Go to artrage.com to get the apps. 🙂
Even if you plan to work with pencil and regular watercolors, you will benefit from doing these projects
Quick Draws: Fun Faces
This week I’ve got a quick-draw game for you. I call it “fun faces.” Draw a shape of any kind (don’t think too much about it) and then turn it into a face. The only rule of this game is that no erasing or changing is allowed. Whatever shape you draw, you have to work with. The same with the features of the face. No changing marks once they’re down.
This game will sharpen your improvisational and quick drawing skills. If more than one of you are doing this, you can make it more interesting by drawing the shape and then exchanging papers. Then you make your face out of the shape created by someone else.
The video below will give you an idea of how it works. I’ve done three quick “fun faces.”
Digital Watercolors: Watercolor Flower (Paint the Leaves)
This lesson continues our watercolor flower series. I’ll show you how to color the leaves with digital watercolors but also explain how I would do this with traditional (real) watercolor. Whether you’re working with digital or traditional watercolors, paint along with me! 🙂
This Week's Bible Story
In a way, we’re fighting a giant right now–coronavirus. At times it seems to big to defeat this giant. But that made me think of someone else who faced a giant. The boy, David. And as he faced the giant, Goliath, God gave him the confidence he needed to fight and win. I hope this story will be an encouragement to you as you face the giants in your life today!
Downloadable Coloring Pages
This week’s page is the same as last week’s. The drawing and photo go with the watercolor lesson above. This is a flower from my backyard that I thought was beautiful. Younger students can trace this and/or print it and color it.
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Special Art Lesson
This week, Pat Knepley shows you how to draw what you see in this full-length lesson from Art Class. All you need to do this one is a pencil and paper. Enjoy!
Friendly Revenge - a serial novel
Palmer in big trouble, but Cassie has a plan.
Scroll down to listen to chapter 8 of Friendly Revenge.
My publisher, Mountainview Books has graciously granted me permission to read my middle-grade suspense/thriller novel to you during this time. I plan to read a chapter a week, so you’ll have to check back each week to hear the next part of the story. If you get hooked and just can’t wait, you can go to their website and buy the paperback or Kindle version:
Friendly Revenge, a middle-grade suspense novel by James Pence.
Published by Mountainview Books.
Read by the author.
The preacher’s kid just wants to fit in.
So when rebel Chad Tarpley sticks up for Palmer, the reluctant preacher’s kid is more than happy to call Chad a friend. His parents don’t approve, but they just don’t understand. Besides, Christians are supposed to love everyone, even kids who just got out of juvie and who live on the rough side of town like Chad. But is his new friend really who he seems?
When Palmer is accused of a serious crime, he reluctantly turns to Miss Perfection, Cassie Hurst to help clear his name. The stakes are high for both Palmer and his family, and soon innocent lives are on the line. There is only one way Palmer can make things right, and that could cost him everything.
Friendly Revenge – Chapter 1
Friendly Revenge — Chapter 2
Friendly Revenge – Chapter 3
Friendly Revenge — Chapter 4
Friendly Revenge — Chapter 5
Friendly Revenge — Chapter 6
Friendly Revenge — Chapter 7
Friendly Revenge — Chapter 8
For Mom and Dad
Extra: I brought the message for the online service of Grace Redeemer Community Church (Garland, TX) on February 29th. It’s a continuation of a study in Luke, but I was amazed at how relevant the text was for the crisis we are all facing. So, I decided to include it here. It’s a bit longish at 39 minutes, but I hope it will be a blessing and encouragement to you.