Wednesday, January 20, 2010

For a while now, I've been inspired by all of the wonderful goodness that goes on over at The Art of Family. There's a whole lotta creative energy being thrown around over there, it's difficult to walk away not wanting to create and make something. Well, I'd been hoarding a few of my egg cartons for the day where I'd actually buy some paint for Mari. I had a few art brushes, and instead of buying new ones, I just made do with what I had. Knowing that, though, I think I'm going to use my next 40% off coupon from JoAnn's or Michael's to buy Mari a set of brushes on her own.

I knew she was familiar with painting because she's come home a few times with art work she's created. A few of those pieces, I have displayed on my very own inspiration board. (one of these days I may take a photo of my various workspaces.) Anyway, I threw on an old shirt for her when I realized I should probably have gotten long sleeves. Not to fret, though, I did buy washable paint, so I wasn't too concerned.

For a half an hour, she was totally into her paints. Dipping the brush and going to town on her blank paper. She was all about that paint! (Don't you like those happy flowers? I bought 'em as a surprise for Don. I think he liked them, but I know I'm enjoying them more.)

Here's her final product. I really like how she made it all flow together. It seemed like there was purpose to what she did and I have no what she titled it, but I still like it. :)

And it was a very successful time because her hands were every bit as colored as was her paper. Happy times indeed!

What kinds of painting do you do? Do you have much success with markers? How about crayons?

1 comment:

The Steinman Squad said...

My girls love all things creative. Markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, clay - whatever they can get their hands on. By far, their favorites are markers and paint. I'm guessing it's maybe because the colors are SO bold when you use markers or paint. We have one of those kid size desks and we keep it stocked of all art supplies - blank paper (all colors), construction paper, scissors, glue, glue sticks, stickers, markers, colored pencils, stamps and crayons. It's a huge hit. The only thing I keep out of reach is the paint and that's just because I want them painting on the tile and the kid desk is on the carpet next to our computer desk. I LOVE Mari's painting, by the way. We let Brooke paint one on a piece of wood and ended up hanging it up in the playroom - it's such a nice addition.

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