This post contains affiliate linksSouthern Hodgepodge and something called soft chalk pastels.
After reading the free ebook Getting Started in Chalk Pastel Art, I decided to order some cheap soft chalk pastels for my children and give it a try. We started with some of the free chalk painting tutorials on Southern Hodgepodge and we were hooked! We purchased A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels and bought a better quality set of soft chalk pastels and we haven’t looked back!
Our family has had a blast using this medium. My children ages 3-15 all use the soft chalk pastels and we have so much fun working on our paintings together. The first ebook we purchased was A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels. It is full of easy and fun chalk paintings on a variety of subjects. We have had so much fun with this first book that we now have just about every ebook Southern Hodgepodge has created.
On cold days we like to make hot chocolate bar and break out our chalk pastels to do some painting. On our super hot summer days we like to stay inside and paint with chalk pastels as well. My children saw that I was writing this post and they started asking when we were going to paint next. I think it’s time to pull them out again! It is such a wonderful way to do a “reset” in our family. Sometimes we just need to stop what we’re doing and pull out the chalks! It’s amazing how much peace that can bring to our “sometimes chaos”.
When I was pregnant with my last baby and he was was past his due date, the children and I did a ton of paintings from the American Landmarks: Chalk Pastel Art for All Ages book. Nana and Tricia have graciously agreed to give a copy of this book to one of my readers! The winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Please watch for the post, as the winner will be required to contact me to claim the prize.