December 27 I was at Target and they had all the bathing suits out and all the trappings of Valentine's Day. "Holy COW!!!" I thought. How could anyone think of that stuff now????
Well, it did get me to thinking about an art project I have had brewing for quite a while now.
Miss Brenna seems to have caught the artistic bug in her own , unique way.
She loves (LOVES) to draw objects in rows, methodically picking a marker, making the shape, and either coloring it in or marking it into fours and then coloring the four squares within the shape. Then she puts the cap on her marker, puts it back into the box and chooses another to repeat the process. It's fairly fascinating to watch and she has filled multiple notebook doing this. It's also fascinating to see her progression.
I set us up in my art room, surprised by her acceptance of my invitation to do an art project together. She is definitely at the stage where it's waaaay more fun to do stuff with friends and not mom.
I took out some Golden's Fluid Matte Medium and gave her a sponge brush.
We took her papers with all the hearts and began to adhere them to the canvases and then we would rub an old credit card over them and lift off the page to discover what it had left behind.
I was quite pleased and envisioned us working together for quite a while, spending a happy afternoon together.
She was finished after 20 minutes.
Maybe she got tired of me oohing and ahhing over each discovery.
Probably it's more like I wasn't one of her cool friends, but
I'll be happy with what I get!
So, thanks for the push to begin the project Target! Sorry I won't be buying any bathing suits any time soon, but I would if you send me to the Bahamas.
Keep your fingers crossed that Brenna and I will be back in the art room together this week.
Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!