Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Perspectives II

This past week has brought on the realization that I'm afraid of messes.  (See original post here.)  I've seen how it's crippling at times and hampers my creativity, as well as my kids' artistic endeavors.

Challenged myself to a week of letting go, encouraging their expression, and getting my hands dirty along the way.  Here's what happened:

We used colored marzipan like modeling clay--then ate the creations!
It's a birthday party with cakes, presents, a girl and her dog.

Weeded my flower pots and planted seeds:
dill, parsley, and sweet pea.

Pipe cleaners were transformed into Puriel's Snoopy and Spiderman.
Teneya's rose-colored glasses (and their opposite) inspired by
studying the life and music of Nathan Alterman,
Pine cones found in the forest + stale bread/Bamba = a bird feeder.

We also spent more time just looking up at the sky,
catching beautiful sights like these.

Happy 2013!  Here's hoping that it will be a bright year;
full of joy, art, love, and creative messes.