The Big Winner and A Tour of Our Art Gallery
Holy Smokes, you guys! I can’t believe there were so many entries for my lil’ old Crayon Monster Art Tote. I’m humbled and flattered by your participation. And it totally makes me want to giveaway more of my own stuff, so keep an eye out! Our BIG WINNER is …
Congratulations, Lenetta! I will be emailing you soon with details on how to claim your Fabulous Prize!
And now that I have your undivided attention, today I’d like to share with you some of the amazing art that hangs in my house. There was a long, sad time where I would dread bringing out the art supplies because it was simply too messy. Huck could sit and draw, but Milo would make an immediate and massive mess, run off to paint the cabinets, etc. Well, lately Milo seems to be phasing out of his Terrible Twos (fingers crossed!) and he is better at listening and respecting me and expressing his own wants and needs without throwing a fit. If I say, “Please don’t squeeze the entire tube of glitter glue out in one spot!” and I show him how to do it properly, he actually will listen! He is SO GOOD with glitter glue! If I say, “Only paint on paper!” he will only paint on paper! I can actually walk away and, say, use the restroom, and come back to a room that is not covered in paint and glitter! An now that we have this New & Improved Milo, we all get to enjoy making art again, and my diningroom(?) (more like “diningnook”) has been transformed into a place where drawing, coloring, stamping, painting, cutting and gluing happen every day, several times throughout the day. I love it. Kids’ art was one of the things that excited me most about having kids, and now it is everywhere in my home, and I’d like to share some of it with you!
The house and tree collage is a favorite theme of Huck’s for his collages. I helped him with cutting out some of these shapes, but there are other collages where he does all of the cutting and gluing on his own.
There are so many more that I find endlessly fascinating, but I also wonder how many of kids’ scribbles a general audience can take, so I’ll stop with those! (However, if you are so inclined, I do have Flickr set with several more “pieces” up 🙂