This is a big week for us. Our little girl turns five this week. I can hardly believe it. We have been getting things ready for her big Lego themed party, but still managed to paint a little something together in honor of her and her birthday. My daughter was named after my mother. They share the same name with the same lovely meaning, cherry blossom.
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We started out by drawing bare tree trunks onto pieces of watercolor paper with a Sharpie.
I mixed acrylic paints in pinks and white with water until puddles of paint formed. I dipped my paint brush in and pressed the brush onto the top paper for a couple of seconds until the drip fell from the brush.
My daughter made a trunk of her own, but quickly took over mine before starting her own. She was fascinated by the whole process. She loved watching the trail that the drips made & I loved watching her reactions. There was so much excitement when the drips would follow the same pattern and flow into one another. “Whooooaaah! That’s cool!”
She filled up the page with drips and studied each one as it fell. “Look at this one. It keeps going.”
When she was done with that one, she moved onto her trunk next.
This time she wanted her paint drips to race one another. Notice how she has most of them started at the same height. I was really rooting for the dark pink drip on the right, but sadly I think he was beat out by another. My little cherry blossom and I enjoyed this project. I see more drip painting in our future.
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