When I was visiting our daughter last month, the twins each drew pictures for me. I told them I would take them to my office and put them on the wall.
Which I did.
E’s picture was of her Lalaloopsy doll, Jewel. I love the detail on her dress, the big button eyes, and the stitching for the mouth.
Z’s picture is of her (on the left) and me (on the right). She asked me what I love and instead of picking one thing, I told her I loved knitting. That’s my knitting in the big heart on the right. The sky reminds me of Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting with the different swirls of blue.
Do you take your kid’s grandkids’ art to work? How do you display their art?
Tank top part 2
On Saturday morning the twins and I decorated another tank top. With America’s birthday just around the corner I thought we would do a patriotic themed tank top.
Materials we used:
Tank tops, cardboard, painters tape, textile medium, acrylic paint, Stained by Sharpie markers, old toothbrushes, tongue depressor (not shown), alphabet stamps and star stamps.
I inserted the large piece of cardboard inside the tank top so the ink/paint would not bleed through to the back. Using the Stained Sharpie marker as the ink, I stamped God Bless America near the front neckline of the tank top.
I taped the edges and made stripes using the painter’s tape to keep the white parts white. I also taped off the area for the stars.
We tried to splatter the paint on the tank tops but the technique just wasn’t fast enough for 3-year olds. So they took matters into their own hands and “painted” with the tooth brushes.
When they were finished we stamped the stars using the Stained Sharpie as the ink. And added some detail to the back.
It wasn’t exactly what I had in mind but I just had to go with the flow and make changes as we went.
You still have time to make something for just as fabulous for your July 4th celebrations!