Surely of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.
- Freya Stark
Guys, I have some very exciting news to share. H came home from school and asked if we could “make some art”. I think hearts actually shot from my eyeballs cartoon style because she tilted her head, scrunched up her nose, and then asked me why I was looking at her like, “I was in love with her”. Remember, this is the same girl who decided six months ago that art really wasn't her thing anymore. She then decided to remind me of this most unfortunate news while planning her birthday party a few weeks ago... that there was to be absolutely "NO ART AT ALL" at her party. So I have mostly backed off while quietly hoping that she would come back around. When she initiated the art-ing, I seized the opportunity to explore pointillism. Okay, full disclosure: I knew that I would get major mom points if our art session included bubble wrap... this girl LOVES bubble wrap (check out our Big Pop Art Apple). So the art history piece was kind of like throwing veggies in the milkshake. I also didn't want to push the Seurat style micro dotty with a luke warm student of the arts, so we went a little bigger with our dots in the style of Roy Lichtenstein via bubble wrap, fine point magic markers, and Q-tips dipped in red paint. Happy to report that she was engaged from start to finish and at the very end she asked to have her picture taken! Don’t wake me if I'm dreaming.
- 14 x 22 poster board (this is what we used but you could also use regular paper
- bubble wrap
- black broad tip marker
- red thin tip marker
- kwik stix tempera paint in yellow and red (you could also use oil pastel)
- glue stick
- acrylic or tempera paint
- foam brush