Here we go AGAIN meeting up with the Tuesday T-GANG over at E's
I did take some time last week and tried to get caught up on some J52 pages and some 12 pages in 12 months. I have fallen way behind, but I AM determined to get them caught up.
....(grin). This is a page from the 12 in 12 journal, the prompt for May was "early Morning, comfort and the bonus challenge was collage. I painted the background and cup with some inks I made from Easter egg dying kits.....the kind kids use to color eggs with. I like to sit on the patio in the mornings, have my coffee, enjoy my flowers and watch the sun come up.
In cleaning up all the journal mess.......and it was a frightful mess.......I started looking for the supplies for when the 8 year olds would arrive. Wellllllll, that ended up in a HUDGE......MASSIVE cleaning of the craft area.......but I now have my lap top on a lower counter and can keep it set up all the time, without fear of dumping something on it. It also got e to do some organizing that I have been meaning to do for ages...............but more about all that later.
This week starts the two days a week, of having two 8 year olds girls.
I started them off by watching a couple of videos (thank goodness for You Tube) of a couple of things they had chosen to try. They wanted to melt crayons. We found a video of how to glue them across the top of a canvas board, then melt them and have them run down the board. Then the wanted to see how one lady did a heart basically the same way. Hannah is in the pink and Rachel is in the blue....not that it really matters, but having a name to the face always helps.
They did their names on these foam core boards.......holding the embossing guns in spots so long the foam core started to melt. These are not the last things they did...............there was the crayons that dripped onto the boards at the bottoms that they had to re-melt, mix and have a grand time "making art" But my favorites are the crayon melted hearts, you can see Rachel working on hers in the photo up above. The up loader on Blogger doesn't want to work for me tonight (ugh!!!!!) And just does NOT want to up load the photos of the hearts, so I will try to remember to add them next week.
I did start them on a mixed media wooden picture frame. Hannah has been doing this type of things with me, since she was little. It took a little coaxing to Rachel to "try" things like Modeling paste and stencils. They both just wanted to layout everything nice a neat......like kids do. I finally got a canvas board and started showing them........then they were reaching for stencils, modeling paste, tape and all kinds of things to glue on.........LOL!!! Tomorrow they will gesso everything and when it is dry I'll have them start putting the paint on......................should be interesting.
Art journals will be made tomorrow too, along with decorating some flip flops.......Hannah wants to learn how to make macaroni and cheese for lunch. They made their own grilled cheese sandwiches this afternoon..............with a great deal of supervision and only a little help from Grandma, to get the sandwiches OUT of the skillet.
I didn't add any photos of the mission this week. They are all on the other PC and this is already getting pretty lengthy.......plus it has taken me 2 hours to get just these photos uploaded and I need to be up and ready early tomorrow. Ken is dropping both girls by and he has to be to work at 7 AM, that means they will be here about 6:30..........6:45 AM.
So dear friends I will try and get around to everybody tomorrow (Tuesday here) while I have the girls busy doing something else. I will let them read your comments about their art, which is so important. Their parents support them in sports and school activities, but they forget about the children's passion for art. I know you are all so very generous with you compliments about my crazy art and will help support these two....................my heart thanks you.