Glimpses of the Second Two weeks of Summer Reading!

Watercoloring was "A Splash" on Tuesday!

On July 6, watercolorist Judith Gosz taught 24 participants a drawing and watercolor project. First she taught the 5 elements: the dot family, the circle family, the curved line family, the straight line family and the angled line family. The class drew black marker pictures using the five elements on transparencies. Then they flipped the transparencies to watercolor. Judith taught the proper use of the brush, how to mix colors on the palette, and how to set up the work space. When the pictures were painted they were flipped once again. The pictures turned out beautiful! This was a great splashy activity! Next up, Carson Kugler, cartoonist of SpongeBob fame, will be at the library on Tuesday, July 13 @ 1:30. All are welcome and there is NOT a pre-sign up for this activity. We will fit in as many people as we can into the meeting space. See you there!

Judith Gosz drawing

Judith Gosz, watercolorist, instructing

A successful bubble making recipe!

BubblesWe tried this recipe today at the library and it worked wonderfully!

Ann Hallock's Recipe
from the Family.com web site

Ann says: "This recipe is a winner. It's easy to mix up--and inexpensive to boot. Stir together 6 parts water, 2 parts Joy dishwashing liquid (this brand works the best), and 3/4 part corn syrup. Store in a covered container. Have your kids try experimenting with a variety of homemade bubble wands: pipe cleaners bent into interesting shapes, cookie cutters, yogurt lids with the centers cut out, and so on. For a giant bubblemaker, cut off the top and bottom of a large metal can with a can opener and hammer the inside edges until they are smooth (a parent's job). Dip either end in the solution and wave through the air."

Cool "Make A Splash" program for Adults! Leaf Casting! 6.29.2010

Thank you to Dave and Linda Damro for sharing their talents with us. And what marvelous weather we had!! The casts had to harden overnight. We unveiled them today. They are great!!

The recipe Dave used was 1 part sand to 1 part cement. He also mixed in a bonding agent and cement coloring. The other unique thing we did was sign our name on the back of our leaf. This link is to an article that is pretty close to what we did. Thanks to everyone who asked for directions. http://www.garden.org/regional/report/arch/inmygarden/2527

Glimpses of the first two weeks of summer reading!

We have been having so much fun with "Make a Splash"! Thanks for laughter and reading and sharing and helpfulness.