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Summer is for Watercolors

  Summertime offers more leisure time. There are literally more hours of daylight in summer and we don't have as much schoolwork to complete (though we do keep up with things like reading and piano practice all through the year.)  So we make use of that extra time and sunlight by painting with watercolors in summer.  This tradition started several years back. For two summers in a row, I hired a friend from church who is also an artist and art teacher to come give us private lessons once a week for several weeks.  I told her what I wanted and asked what she'd charge. I also knew what I could afford and we made a plan and simply stretched the cost of lessons over as many weeks as I could afford. It was a great investment.  I know many homeschoolers have and do ask me- Why pay for something so simple that could be done for free or for the price of paper and paint? I tell them that I have been homeschooling for a very long time, and for a very long time, I have been learning what d