Monday, August 24, 2009

Time for Play

My daughter Amy, and grandsons Emmett and Jackson drove from Portland to Salem this morning to 1) see my new studio and playhouse, and 2) to make some art. What a great way to start the week.

Emmett chose to paint some wooden blocks.

Jackson wanted to experiment and create with Paperclay.

Amy started by applying gesso to a wooden board.

I hopped around getting supplies together, pausing for a quick photo.

Then Jackson discovered one of my old typewriters.

Amy discovered my alcohol inks and applied them over her gessoed board, added some rub-on images to a large glass lens, and presto! a finished piece of art in less than an hour. Amazing.

Jackson had fun exploring the drawers of my many treasures.

And me? I got a board gessoed and picked Amy's brain for some possible topics related to social justice for a piece I'm doing for a show at the 100th Monkey. The piece is due NEXT WEEK, but a seed has been planted . . .


Carol Wiebe said...

Love that purple door . . . obviously there's LOTS of good energy behind it.

La Dolce Vita said...

looks like lots of fun!!!

Deldino said...

Looks like a fun place to play in!

Destree said...

Looks like so much fun! The kiddos have changed over the summer...something about sunshine and being outdoors.

Gerri said...

I posted a comment but grrr it must have disappeared LOL. Love the purple door and love the piece of art your daughter did - the colors are beautiful!