My daughter and I love to play with ink blots, or more accurately paint blots. We make them all the time. They are so simple and fun and I love the symmetry of the blots. The mirroring of the blots gave me an idea for a winter painting.
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I love to paint and I love to teach my little artist how to paint as well, so I am always dabbling with different techniques and trying to find easy to make artwork using different methods and simple shapes. I wanted us to explore the beauty of reflections in a few winter landscapes by folding and mirroring images like in an ink blot.
We are deep into the fall now and the cold weather is here. The leaves are falling and some of the trees are bare now. I love the fall trees, but I also love the haunting beauty that comes with a bare tree, especially against the night sky.
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We wanted to paint some night skies, but thought that bleeding tissue paper might be perfect for a our haunting scene.
I enjoyed a beautiful fall weekend with the family. We went to the pumpkin patch one day, went on a hay ride and went to a wonderful evening theater production in the woods. It was a walk through production for the kids with multiple skits along the way. My daughter had a great time and laughed the whole way through.
I am sure that I have told you many times that many of our craft ideas come from my 4 year old daughter. We have been painting & crafting together for the majority of her life. There is not much that we won’t try to craft with. My daughter has a tough time throwing anything away because she wants to make a craft out of everything. I think it is amazing. I love her creativity.
Most of our crafts are inspired by random things that we encounter in our everyday life. Both crafts that we made yesterday were inspired by objects that I saw in my aunt’s home where we are staying during our house build. We are currently residing in her finished cellar. Yesterday, I was trying to clean up and organize some of the stuff that we brought with us. As I was trying to find a home for all of our things, I came across a fake poinsettia. It was soft & glittery and pretty and the perfect subject for a craft.