Sorry for the month-long break in blogging! I was traveling on the East Coast, and then returned to a giant to-do list that is just now being whittled down to a manageable size. Sadly, my crafting was largely on hiatus as well. But I’m back!
First, I’d like to show off a few things my 5-year-old daughter made in her summer camp, during the week that the group focused on art and famous artists. I loved how her teacher exposed the kids to “real” art and then had them produce their own creative work. Here’s a sampling of it:
She painted with watercolors, and then used black ink to outline. Brilliant! I find there’s something very Picasso-esque about this one, don’t you? All the shapes are actually recognizable, which is a huge leap forward in her art ability!
Here are some sculptural objects she made. She’s very taken with the word “Imagination” and included it in both sculptures’ names:
Unlike the milk-carton-and-tin-foil objects she’s made in other camps, I actually WANT to save these:) I hope to find some wall space for her painting soon.
I’m also working on some summer sewing now. I have several unfinished objects, yet (for some reason) I have started another that I am excited about: I’m make a quilt kit from Connecting Threads, using their very bright, modern “city” fabrics, “Around Town.” (It’s their “Nieces and Nephews” kit, which I think is sold-out as a kit, but still available as a pattern.) Here are the very first blocks.
I can tell this one will be fun to make and cute to look at — so, more on this very soon!