Monday, April 26, 2010

The Art Box – April 26, 2010

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I have a mission for today – to reorganize Anna’s art box. It’s overrun by loose paper scraps, stickers, little bits of this and that, and she didn’t seem to be particularly interested in it this week. It seems that when she has way too many options, she is overwhelmed and not interested in going for art project on her own. She does have rare moments, however, when she is in the mood for truly open-ended art. That’s how this “submarine for her school” came to be. Anna really wanted to take it to school, so maybe she will bring it for her sharing time next Friday.

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We are trying to spend more time outside while the weather allows it. On Friday I caught daughter completely preoccupied with her “designs” on the driveway. I like how carefree she is when she is really focusing on something and how she always has a story to go with her drawings when she is in the flow. This time it was about T-Rex hunting other dinosaurs and then eating their eggs :)

For more open-ended art, visit The Art Box at Tired, Need Sleep.

10 comments:

Christy said...

I like how focused she is on her driveway art!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

That's a great submarine! Matthew has been doing a lot of chalk drawings lately on our patio too; even I like to do it - it is very relaxing! :)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Vicious T-Rexes!

Your art box, sounds like our crayon drawer - I need to clean out all the extra papers, and bits from there, sometime soon, too.

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

Very cute photo!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Looks like she really gets into it! We try to be outside as much as possible when the weather is nice too. Now we're stuck with 4 straight days of rain... blech!

Pathfinder Mom said...

Her name writing looks great!

I love how she's so into her chalk drawing. So cute!

Debbie said...

We have the same problem here with her art corner. I need to go through and throw out a bunch of paper and stuff that she doesn't need there. She is like Anna and doesn't want to do art when things get too cluttered.

I love her submarine! She did a great job on it!

Ticia said...

LOVE the submarine, it is so creative and original.
Princess could draw chalk drawings all day long if I let her.

Kim said...

Crumpet can't handle too many options in the art box either. He ends up just using markers... Love the submarine!

MaryAnne said...

I love Anna's submarine! And she looks so focused in that photo, she seems to really get into the art she does choose to make!

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