Topic: In the studio
Disclaimer: I did not make art for today.
Grandson's nearly first question when coming to our house is 'do you think we can do some art while we're here?'. After doing the panda carving shown yesterday I only made off-limits the stamp carving tools and the paper cutter.
With the understanding that all the supplies are available TO BE USED I gave him full reign to use whatever he came across. Several times a day he would disappear down the stairs to work on one thing or another. Occasionally I would get a request (got any google eyes? What's the best glue for this? Can I really use these wooden birdhouses?) but mostly he was self-guided (he is almost 9).
He was fascinated with the bins of papers - especially one labeled WOW papers and my handcarved stamps.
Here is a 12 x 12 page on which he used various background papers and carved stamps to create a nature scene. He did this while I carved the panda.
He and a cousin made art from the 'test stamps' on the tabletop scratch paper.
And they used Distress Markers to 'paint' birdhouses.
The other grandson's talents lie in the technology and humor areas so he would use his ipad to film the artists and create little movie and movie trailers that are hysterical.
Good to know that my studio can be creative, even when I'm nowhere near it!