Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Using Our Super Hero Imagination

In my never ending pursuit to encourage my grand kids to discover and use their imagination, I try to show them that they can have fun with ordinary things around the house. A few months ago we built a house from a large cardboard box and painted it with all sorts of fun colors!

This week, after washing several of my outdoor house flags, we turned them into super hero capes!!


Friday, April 25, 2014

Collaborating with Young Artists

It's spring break for my grandson so my time with the kids this past Tuesday was extended, without a break to pick him up from preschool. What better day to clear the family room of furniture and roll up the rug so we could spread out some art supplies and paint all day long!!


I know the kids had a great time learning about mixing color and trying out texture making tools. For me....it was right up there as one of my happiest art making experiences. The whole day was full of yeses!

Can I get paint on my clothes? YES!
Can I use a bigger paint brush? YES!
Can I paint the sides of the canvas? YES!
Can I have more paint? YES!
Can I use my fingers? YES!

Monday, April 14, 2014

My Dad the Orchid Gardener

He used to be a self-employed business owner. During my childhood he was also a volunteer fire fighter for our city. Now, since he has been retired for years, my dad turns his attention to his garden and his large collection of orchid plants.