My daughter has a love of painting. She sometimes paints pictures but she paints a lot of abstract pieces. I found a really good deal on canvas and some acrylic paints and she’s having a blast letting her creativity flow.
My personal favorite.
To be honest, her preferred medium is watercolor paints, and I continue to buy them for her, but she is learning to use a variety of paints and seeing how they work with her creations.
Sometimes her paintings are “unique” but some I just fall in love with immediately. I have never been a big art person, but my appreciation for what someone can create is growing. We have a small collection of her artwork lining various walls and doorways in our home. She’s even had an offer to buy one of her pieces.
I am incredibly proud of my lil miss. She isn’t afraid to show people her work. She is having fun but also learning a variety of skills. Sometimes, she will paint just to paint. Other times, I’ll assign something for school. Regardless of the reason she paints, I truly hope she continues to develop her art; wherever it may lead her.
School may be winding down, but we still had time to get in another creative, clay creation. I stopped off at the store to get a few new pens and my daughter HAD to have some clay. Who am I to crush her creativity? So we purchased more clay. We normally go through a couple tubs a year.
My daughter loves using her imagination to create. Normally, painting is her primary form of art, but I encourage her to explore and play with different mediums. I was pretty impressed with her two clay creations. She made a couch; complete with pillows. Her other piece..hmm…not sure what to call it. It reminds me of something you’d see in a city park or something. Regardless…it’s cute.
My daughter used some newly acquired, glitter glue, to give some color to her arches piece. I like the simplistic look she chose and the contrast of the colored sections to the original clay.
One morning, as I’m walking my daughter towards her school, she notices this branch near the sidewalk. She looks at it for a moment, then looks at me and says, “Mom? Doesn’t this look a giant asparagus?”
I then took a moment to look at the branch and had to agree with her, that it did. Of course, my lil miss had to take it a step further. She said, “I bet it is a giant asparagus thrown down from the heavens by a baby giant.”
I smiled, and said, “perhaps”. The imagination of this child, once developed, could make her a multi-million dollar screen writer!
“Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment and creativity.” (Guy Fieri)