It has taken me a few weeks to get back on track with creating art. The desire was there - just not the time or energy or both!
With report cards, then our trip I got out of the habit of creating, if not daily, then several times a week. As well, I have not posted the weekly "ABCs of Art" for a few weeks. I will return with that next Sunday.
In my blog travels last week, I discovered the Artistic Mother blog group, based on the book "The Artistic Mother" by Shona Cole. Although my youngest is 21 (!), I still feel the constraints that effect most moms. I have ordered the book and joined in the blog group. They are working Chapter 3, so I have a bit of catching up to do!
Tonight I worked on collage papers as outlined in Chapter 1. I had such fun squirting different colours of paint on paper and swirling them around. I got 7 papers done.
Here are 2 of my favourites:
Next step will be stamping them and edging them with pastels.
Then on to Chapter 2 and that is creating ATCs - one of my favourite things to do.
I have still been creating ATCs the past few weeks and look forward to taking part in many different swaps. I have also started my own swap of bunnies. This one has been a joy.(Here are a couple)
My creative outlet the past few weeks has focused mostly on photography. I am amazed at the number of photo challenges there are! You could do several a day, every of the week, if you choose! I am enjoying the ones that I do now.
The theme at Leah's "Creative Every Day" is the five senses. An activity I did with my students today fit right into this theme. I had a tub of jelly beans left over from Easter and wanted to use them up. So I had the children choose one and use all their senses to investigate a jelly bean. They then had to write a descriptive paragraph using their words. The best part for them was eating the jelly bean!