TEXTURE “What do I make of all this texture? What does it mean about the kind of world in which I have been set down? The texture of the world, its filigree and scrollwork, means that there is the possibility for beauty here, a beauty inexhaustible in its complexity, which opens to my knock, which answers in me a call I do not remember calling, and which trains me to the wild and extravagant nature of the spirit I seek.” ~ Annie Dillard
The children smashed pumpkins yesterday for the chickens. The largest pumpkin didn't break too much so we cut a *door* in the front and placed it in the garden as a shelter for the birds or any other creature.
Just another form of reusing and recycling! HAPPY DAY!
Nature Art is something that can be done in all seasons, in all places with all ages. Just use what is in your area. We are in New England and love to make Nature Art with the greening of the earth in spring and the changing of colors in autumn.
artist - age 14 years
artist - age 5.5 years The most fun is exploring in the outdoors and collecting what you need. I usually ask the children if they have an idea in mind before we go: a scene, a mandala , a creature or person , or a collage. That way they can look for the necessary shapes. Some children like to collect whatever they like and find the inspiration later. Supplies needed: ~ clear (or translucent) contact paper ~ scissors ~ marker ~ a circle shape if making a mandala. I use a dinner plate upside down to trace a circle ~ masking tape If you are making a mandala, trace a circle onto the contact paper to use as a guide. You can also use a circle for a scene too. Peel contact paper and place on table sticky side up. Use masking tape to anchor the corners. Create your Nature Art! Peel the same size (or a bit bigger) contact paper and very gently cover the creation so it is sandwiched in between. I like to start at the middle top and go down the middle pressing out to the edges. You can leave it as is ( a square or rectangle) or cut the circle out. Hang in a sunny or light-filled window. enJOY! AUTUMN 2012 GALLERY of NATURE ART Ages 5.5 - 7
Perhaps YOU would like to try Nature Art ! When you do, please share. I would love to see it! happy day, happy creating!