I have checked out several of the pastels posts by my fellow blogger friend Tricia over at Hodgepodge so I was super excited to have the opportunity to do a review and giveaway of her (and her mother’s) new ebook A Simple Start to Chalk Pastels.
This is a 100 page ebook covering some basics of art and pastels but mostly it has MANY projects you can do covering: landscapes, weather, food, trees, birds, flowers & butterflies and seasonal things. Each “project” has pictures to help guide, a supply list, tips and step by step instructions.
Please keep in mind that I am NOT creative and that I am a “follow the instructions” kind of person. I have a VERY hard time with generalities. Let’s just say the instructions in this ebook are very general. *wink* They leave plenty of room for individual creativity, which is hard for me, but works very good with this!
I will mention that somehow I missed that this is supposed to be done with soft pastels – and we have hard pastels – keep that in mind as you are looking at the pictures below. Here are what my family made…we had A LOT of fun working on all of these TOGETHER. It was some nice family time that didn’t involve technology. BONUS!
At first, I read the directions to the project titled “A Path to the Beach” and had everyone do their own picture. This is what we came up with:
Hubby (who is very artistic):
P (almost 5 year old):
Then J and I did one we each liked. Here is J’s “storm cloud”:
And my flower:
Here are some samples from the ebook:
And now…to giveaway one free copy of this wonderful eBook! Enter below…
This ebook sells for $19.99 and can be purchased HERE.
Have a wonderfully blessed day!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. No compensation was received. All opinions are my own.