I’ll say what inspired me to create this, but I’ll leave the rest to you. The idea is to get YOU thinking. I’ve always been struck by the passage, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. … Continue readingMy Yoke is Easy
I’ve been on a Stargate kick lately. And much to my delight, my two favorite characters are a thing. But I don’t love them together only because I love romance. Vala starts out as an untrustworthy liar, thief, and general scoundrel. She’s perfectly hilarious and … Continue readingRedeemed by Trust
This stained glass window has a very deep and special meaning for me. Most claddaghs mean love, loyalty, and friendship, which I suppose mine does as well. And it’s Irish, and I’m obsessed with all things Irish. But the most beautiful thing about the claddagh … Continue readingCladdagh
In the words of my dad, I’m addicted to romance. I’ve spent countless hours dreaming of the day I’ll begin life with my own Prince Charming, planning my wedding, watching good, wholesome romance movies, and otherwise living vicariously through the beautiful love stories of my … Continue readingI Always Dreamed
This was my contribution to my family’s Christmas card in 2015. (A few other pictures on this page are from past years.) This year I wanted to capture a “foster” father-son moment between Joseph and Jesus. I was inspired to do this because of how … Continue readingJoseph’s Treasure
Chances are, you’ve seen the above picture, or one like it. It expresses how the two sides of the human brain are responsible for different kinds of thinking–the left brain for systematic things, the right for the creative. If you’re like me, you think to … Continue readingArt Brings Your Brain Alive
In fact, it’s not quite what you may think. Drawing means putting a pencil on paper and magic comes out, right? WRONG! What’s comforting about that is that drawing is learnable, for everyone. Most people who can’t draw yet think, “I’m not good at it. … Continue readingWhat is Learning How to Draw, Actually?
Here at Art Talk’n, we believe that our art course can be a good fit for anyone who wants to learn to draw. But we created it specifically with homeschoolers in mind, and here’s why we think that if you homeschool you’ll get a lot … Continue readingWhy Art Talk’n is the Best Course for Homeschoolers
Why did we create Art Talk’n, and why is Art Talk’n a good fit for you? Well, here I am to tell you! THE BACKSTORY My name is Maria Lang Garcia. My siblings and I were homeschooled from kindergarten to our high school graduations. This … Continue readingWhy Art Talk’n?
Bob Ross is easily one of our era’s favorite artists. He was born on October 29, 1942 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Before getting into art, Ross spent time in the military, but when he was working as a part-time bartender he had the chance to … Continue readingThe Joy of Painting with Bob Ross