Summer vacations, two months to fill with plenty of occupations so my girls don’t get too bored and to make time pass faster for everyone.
The solution I found ? cooking, making any type of art, going outside when it is sunny (and for them, napping for a couple hours every afternoon).
- I’ll make art every day for 30 days and post what I have done. But I may not blog about it everyday, it is OK to write a recap post.
- I don’t have to finish what ever I’m working on that day, I just have to work on something.
- I have to work on something at least 5 days a week, 6 or 7 would be better.
- It doesn’t matter what I do for the art making, as long as I work on art. It can be art journaling, mail art, a painting or whatever.
- I won’t feel guilty for taking the time to work on art and I won’t have to justify why I’m doing it on the week-ends.
- I don’t have to go into detail in my post about how I did anything or what tools, materials I used (unless I want to).
- I must have fun
- It is even better if the girls are also creating something by my side, but it’s not mandatory.
So yesterday, July 1st, was the first day of the challenge. I gave each girl a small canvas board the day before, where they just played with acrylic paint; I showed them that we can get different effects depending on the tools we use to apply the paint (our fingers, the whole hand, a brayer, a paintbrush…). I did the same on a larger scale.
Yesterday, they discovered the joy of what is a stencil so we had lots of fun exploring it with Adirondak color washes and some sprays by Lindy Stamp Gang.
And some details: