I am excited to rejoin Open-Ended Art linky this week. The whole mosaic thing was a little more complicated that I could manage with our schedule. But we had a lot of fun with painting even though it didn’t happen on Tuesday as planned, but on Wednesday instead. My vision for the “product” was a fall tree with the fall leaves stamped with an eraser. Anna, however, decided rather quickly that this is boring and switched to her favorite activity – color mixing. She just loves to mix colors and see what happens, and her color mixing was a little more purposeful, at least in the beginning. I had a sheet with leaves outlines printed from here, so she was now working with two different paintings at once and enjoyed herself for about 20 minutes – she rarely focuses on art projects for that long. In the end she was done painting, but was busily mixing colors in her palette explaining that she is making cupcakes with sprinkles.
I loved watching her enjoying art for a change – it was one of the most open-ended projects we’ve done, and I am excited that the themes going forward will be more color/theme rather than medium-based. I can’t wait to see what others did with their fall colors. Check them out at Open-Ended Art of the week.