I am not a fan of rain. I enjoy the sunshine, blue skies and warmth that surrounds me. Rain and gray are a bit depressing. I can usually go a few days, and after that I have to fight the pressure of the gloom that rainy days produce. I have yellow walls in my dining room and where my computer area resides. We are expecting about 10 days of the wet stuff, and just finished about 3 days of it, with a short respite of one blue glorious day! During the last rain, I fought back with art! Since we had gray to inspire us, we did rainy days inside, but with laughter from my kids.
We are using a nifty curriculum for Art that was passed down to us from another homeschooling family.
Atelier, ( Each module includes 1 DVD with detailed lesson plans.) We watch the lesson, it is a nice lady and a class of 8 children. She talks about the work we are going to do, asking questions of how and what you would do in the situation. What do you see when kind of questions. Then explains how to do the particular lesson. There are fun little extras to do. Splattering paint! Oh what fun! She then shows the kids actually doing their own pages. This helps my kids to see how they do it!
We were rather proud of ourselves, finishing and pressing in to do even the parts that were hard.