Thursday, October 8, 2009

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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 mixingOct7_FallColors_2. 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.

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Oct7_FallColors_5 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.

12 comments:

Zonnah said...

What a creative little girl :)

Christy said...

I'm so glad that Anna enjoyed this. She looks adorable in that last photo.

MaryAnne said...

Great pictures - looks like she is really concentrating in the second photo!

whisperingwhispers said...

Great job Anna! I agree with you about open ended art being more color themed...I like this much better myself, and I think Selena enjoyed working with the colors more yesterday then she did the medium based.

Adriana said...

So glad that she had fun. I need to pull out the paint more often because D loves to paint. We just always have to plan it around M's nap time. Once I let both boys paint at the same time and let's just say that won't happen again anytime soon.

Autumn said...

Your post inspired me to paint with the boys today. What was supposed to be "just paint a leaf printout" is turning into a huge project, but I think it will be a lot of fun by the time it's over. I printed out a massive amount of leaves, had the boys paint them all, and later when they're dry we're going to cut them out and make our own tree out of them all.

Oh and I checked out the book you mentioned in your giveaway ("Slow and Steady...") from the library and I really like it! Tommy isn't ready for formal sit-down-every-day type of learning yet, but he can certainly handle one good activity a week. I think I'm going to end up buying this book. :)

Julie said...

It looks like she had a great time! And I agree about the themes. I didn't feel like I could jump into mosaics last month, but I'm very excited about the themes going forward! It should be fun!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I love how she enjoys making "cakes"! She did a great job and has such a cute expression on her face in the last picture!

growingandlearningbyleapsandbounds said...

great job! the paint is so bright!

Susana said...

She looks like she is really into this one!

Her finished creations are super too:-).

I am so glad you enjoyed watching her and she enjoyed herself. She is really concentrating in these pictures--I love it!

Elise said...

Anna did a brilliant job at making this a truly open ended project - they always end up being the most fun and produce the "best results".

With regards to the Little girls that Savvy dressed up, I bought a packet of the girls already pre cut from our local craft store. They have quite a few different packets of shapes already pre cut (butterflies, crowns, hands, feet etc) All I did was cut out different items of clothing for Savvy to glue onto them.

We have not ever done this open ended art of the week. You and Anna have inspired me to check it out.

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

lol sometimes what we envision and what they actually do is completely different.. but it makes sense to them! :)