My family has taken a lot of vacations over the years, and discovered a lot of places to love. And one of the most fun-filled trips we ever took was to beautiful California. When people think of California, places like Hollywood, Silicon Valley and the Napa Valley wine region tend to spring to mind. But […]
October Baby is the newest coming-of-age movie available on DVD and Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox and recently I received a screener copy so that I could check it out. I tend to be the sensitive type so I had a feeling I’d be shedding a few tears as I watched. Here’s a brief synopsis of the film:
As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah-unscripted-collapses in front of the stunned audience. After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah’s difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actually adopted … after a failed abortion attempt. Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her oldest friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past … and find hope for her unknown future. In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah learns that every life is beautiful. [Read more…]
It’s easy to forget about the origin of Easter when kids start getting worked up about the Easter Bunny and parents start getting worked up about the big family meal, but the newest DVD from See The Light, The Crossmaker, makes remembering how Easter first began fun and educational. The DVD contains two parts, one featuring a retelling of the Easter Story told from the point of view of the young boy that made Jesus’ cross and another featuring three art lessons focusing on stunning Easter artwork.
I really liked the way that the DVD combined a story that younger children could listen to and enjoy as well as art lessons that older children could use to make their own Easter masterpieces. The combination of story-telling and interactive art makes the DVD appropriate for all age groups and the art lessons incorporate some very cool special effects using a black light that any child would be thrilled to create. The story also featured beautiful chalk art created by Gloria Kohlmann that kept the story interesting and added sensational visual appeal.
My personal favourite part of the DVD was the tutorial in water colours that taught aspiring artists how to create a painting of Cross Hill. The way that artist Jim Pence used a blending of colour to create a realistic scene looked very easy to do and the end result was just stunning.
This DVD would make a great gift for any young artist this Easter and is a perfect way to remind children that there is more to Easter than searching for chocolate eggs. If you’re looking for a fun way to teach the meaning of Easter to your children, check out The Crossmaker from See The Light!
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