Author Archives: Andrea R Huelsenbeck

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

Creative Juice #47

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Creative Juice #47

A baker’s dozen of inspiring ideas to enhance your creativity:

In the Meme Time: Temporary

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In the Meme Time: Temporary

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Alice’s Adventures in Covent Garden

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Thank you to Donna of My OBT for this guest post about the fabulous ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland! Click “View original post” under the photograph to read the article and see the videos. I especially like the caterpillar.

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ballet ROH/Johan Persson

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Video of the Week #103: Earth

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Video of the Week #103: Earth

Tuesday Photo Challenge–Music

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Tuesday Photo Challenge–Music

When I saw this week’s theme for the Tuesday Photo Challenge, I thought, “What a great theme! If only I could think of a shot to take.”

You see, I have a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in music education. I taught elementary general music for twelve and a half years in two different centuries and two different states.

I sighed and glanced around my very messy study. This is what I saw:

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Recorder and drumstick bouquets

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Books about music (and art)

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Djembe

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My guitar

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My music stand, with my recorder book open to some duets I checked out last night.

 

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A mountain dulcimer made in the seventies by a friend’s brother; a “tick-tock” woodblock; a cabasa, and a cricket scraper.

Then I went to the living room, where my piano resides.

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Photographs by ARHuelsenbeck.

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Wordless Wednesday: My Neighbor’s Roses

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Wordless Wednesday: My Neighbor’s Roses

Is it wrong to covet my neighbor’s roses? Doing double duty today for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.

 

Photographs by ARHuelsenbeck

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The thermometer on my covered patio at 5:00 pm today.

#dyicad2017 Days 13-19

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#dyicad2017 Days 13-19

In June and July, I am participating in Daisy Yellow’s Index-Card-a-Day challenge, in which we create a little something on an index card every day–61 mini-masterpieces. I will be posting my projects every Tuesday.

Day 13’s prompt was echo/repeat:

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Day 14, leaves:

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Day 15, starburst:

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On Day 16, I choose to practice some zentangle patterns in a grid:

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Day 17, sprout:

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Day 18, alphabetize

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Day 19, gear:

I think my favorite of these is the leaf. If you’d like to see the cards of other participants, search the hashtag #dyicad2017 on Instagram.

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Tuesdays of Texture: Ruff!

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Tuesdays of Texture: Ruff!

A rough bark for Narami’s Tuesdays of Texture photo challenge:tuesdays-of-texture

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Photo by ARHuelsenbeck.

Monday Morning Wisdom #107

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Monday Morning Wisdom #107

You have to let people see what you wrote. It will never be perfect, but perfect is overrated. ~Tina FeyMMW

Photograph of Tina Fey by Mingle Media TV