Thursday, November 21, 2013

What's New and Upcoming at the Girl with Panache? A collection of finished/sold projects

 Hello Friends! I have a big announcement coming soon, so please keep reading my posts and I will inform you as soon as the details are finalized.
In the meantime, here's what's happening around here with the Girl with Panache.  I have several items for sale or already sold and they're featured at Wasted Vintage and Antiques & Serendipity Consignment in Greenwood, AR and The Parson's Daughter Booth at the MagPie in Clarksville, AR.
My items for sale are unique and mostly vintage makeovers, so you won't find them anywhere else.  Also, some items are Pottery Barn knock offs or Anthropologie inspirations.  I like to use what Martha Stewart said when asked if she copies other peoples work, she simply said she was inspired by other peoples ideas and she never copies, but she takes an item and finds a way to simply make it better.
Here is a list of almost all of my finds and makeovers.  I almost never have more than one of the same thing, so if you see something you like, hurry over to one of the places and get them before they're gone.  The Noel Hymnal Letters and the Hymnal/Book wreaths can be special ordered but most others have no duplicates.  If you are looking for something particular, I can be on the lookout for you and give it a modern vintage makeover or totally repurpose an antique item with just a few tweaks! 

SOLD/1 available at MagPie

Owl/Deer Canvas Painting:Deer Sold, owl Available and featured at Serendipity Consignment

Owl Vintage Book Wreath: 1 Sold, 1 Available at Wasted, Special Order

Custom Order/SOLD

Sold at Parson's Daughter Booth @ Magpie
Custom Birthday Favorites Typography

More sold items and finished projects loading soon!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Classical Music for Kids Meets Drums Home Education Resource

This is a short and sweet post today, however profoundly a great resource for kids interested in drums, yet reluctant to listen to Classical Music.  While studying Classics For kids, a kindergarten introduction to music, I stumbled upon this amazing drummer. The first video I found was really great and his name is Nick Letizio on You Tube.

Nick is very talented and sparked an interest for Landon to really practice his drums so he can play like Nick.

We used Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to introduce the idea of start/stop beat, no steady beat, Loud, soft and crescendo.  
Here is the link for the music study which can be used for K-2 and you can print out the lesson plan:
The Second Video I accidentally found was simply amazing, especially seeing he had over 2 million hits on some of his videos.  This particular video he has set to Morse Code which would also be great for teaching this plus rhythms and the Alphabet.  If you have a preschooler who's having trouble being interested in letters, but likes drums.......he just might like this!  He has a variety of videos of his drum solo set to different types of music. There is even a video incorporating classical with Super Mario Game music.  I'm all about being creative and finding new ways to teach.We will be using some of his videos in our music sessions. 
My childhood was full of music from my church, school band and my love for drums, piano (playing by ear), clarinet and just a love of all kinds of music. Even if you aren't able to teach music, you can certainly use this cirricula to teach and you might even begin a love of learning music.  You can have your child go online and mix his own music and beats and begin to read simple notes. It's a great resource for the Private Home Educator! Hope this was helpful!
Please feel free to write your thoughts here, I'd love to read them!