I used water color paper to make the flowers, then used some scrapbook paper to glue on the other side. I cut it down to the size I wanted, and used my cutting tool to score the fold. I then printed lined paper and cut it to size, scored it, and then my husband nailed 5 holes into the binding. I then used a big needle and some bakers twine in orange to stitch the binding closed using a saddle stitch. This video was a huge help. I then wrote in blue sharpie “You Are Loved” and “You are His”. I love how it turned out, and I hope she does too.
I tutor a 2nd grader in art every Monday. He is very talented in art, but unfortunatly the elementary school doesn’t teach art. Therefore, each Monday we work on some skills. We started a new project on Ton Schulten based on this lesson by Paintbrush Rocket. We are working with tempra paints, making tints and still covering simple shapes. It really is a great lesson for him. We aren’t done yet, and I am hoping we will finish this coming Monday. This is my example I did before he came over. It was so nice to just do an art project. I’ve missed painting on a larger scale.
I also made an Easter sensory bin for her using all items from the Dollar Tree (I LOVE THAT PLACE!) And I only spent $5 on it! The bin has 2 green Easter basket filler bags , a stuffed rabbit, bunny shaped eggs, and carrot shaped eggs. The flowers I already had and I just stuck them in the grass. She loves to dig out the rabbit eggs and place them in a basket I already had. This sensory bin will stay up through Easter, and I might add/take away some items to it in the next month and a half.
The last thing I created this week was an entry into my Sweet Pea’s Legacy Journal. This is Bible Art Journaling, but I just make sure that I am writing to her about what I want her to know. This artwork is based on 1 Corinthians 12 and 13, about gifts, the body, and love. I wrote a blog post about it here.
I absolutely LOVE doing these entries. I learn so much from studying the Word and reflecting on what it is that I truly want to write to her. It takes me awhile to finally do an entry, but once I actually sit down to make it, it doesn’t take too long. It’s the preparation for the entry that takes a while, but it is so worth it.
So that was my week! Whew! It is normally not that filled, but I count my blessings in the fact that I get to be able to create and have fun with my girl.
Be sure to go check out Tara’s Link Up to get some more creative ideas from others!