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Art With Matching Poetry —The Happy Field

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Ye sons of earth prepare the plough by William Cowper (1731-1800) Ye sons of earth prepare the plough, Break up your fallow ground! The Sower is gone forth to sow, And scatter blessings round. The seed that finds a stony soil Shoots forth a hasty blade; But ill repays the sower’s toil, Soon withered, scorched, […]

Cicely Mary Barker

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Most of Cicely Mary Barker’s artwork is still under copyright and so may not be posted legally on the internet. I’ve included here some of her work that is in the public domain (created before 1923). Elves and Fairies postcard Children of the Allies Fairy Orchestra Shakespeares Boy and Girl Series – Mamillius Shakespeares Boy […]

Great Moments in Medicine #3

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Jenner: Smallpox is Stemmed painting by Robert A. Thom Edward Jenner, the inventor of the smallpox vaccine, is shown injecting his first patient, James Phipps in 1796 using fluid obtained from scratches on the hand of dairymaid Sarah Nelmes, standing behind him.

Teaching Art and Music Appreciation

Monday, November 5th, 2012

I’ve really enjoyed reading your website. I am newly married and my husband and I would like to homeschool our future children using a classical curriculum. You say that Arts should be included in curriculum, but I wonder how you practice this? I have no background in music or art and I haven’t been able […]

Learn Quilling

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

A quilling project done by our daughter Johannah in 1991. This project was probably entered into the 4-H county fair that summer.

The art and music appreciation program for busy people

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Harmony Fine Arts plans organize great art and music appreciation resources into a four-year cycle of history and then seasons each week with a Charlotte Mason flavor. These plans are available for Grades 1-12 and will offer families three different options for art study and a detailed plan for music appreciation. Each flexible and easy-to-use […]

Art With Matching Poetry — Bed in Summer

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or hear the grown-up people’s feet […]

Art With Matching Poetry — The Hare

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Epitaph on a Hare by William Cowper, 1783 Here lies, whom hound did ne’er pursue, Nor swifter greyhound follow, Whose foot ne’er tainted morning dew, Nor ear heard huntsman’s Hallo’, Old Tiney, surliest of his kind, Who, nurs’d with tender care, And to domestic bounds confin’d, Was still a wild Jack-hare. Though duly from my […]

Illuminated Walter Scott

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Penrod — One of My Favorite Books

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Penrod by Booth Tarkington (published 1914) Penrod Schofield is twelve and has been volunteered by his mother for “The Pageant of the Table Round” in which he is to play the Child Sir Lancelot du Lake. He gets himself into a mountain of trouble when he exchanges his gaudy costume of castoff silk stockings and […]


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