Author: adatetocreate

Margo’s Painting Day

When Margo, age 4 came for her painting day, she took a different approach than Helen did. She didn’t like the concept of an abstract painting. Her heart was set on a painting of a unicorn. So, like Helen, I told her the only rule was to fill the whole 24″ x 24″ canvas. She did that, and made a beautiful painting of a purple unicorn by a palm tree!

Artist at work

Helen, age 6, came to spend an art day with me. I gave her a 24″x24″ canvas and explained to her what abstract art was. Then I gave her paint and artist texture mediums and let her go. The only instruction I gave her was to fill the whole canvas. She created a beautiful abstract painting that she will proudly hang over her bed.

I worked on a painting as she was doing hers. We stopped several times to critic each other’s work. She told me mine was “pretty crazy”. It was….

I am very proud of her for the time and thought she put into this work of art!

Doll House World

I found out this past month that my tree dollhouse was included in issue #321 of Doll House World published in the UK. Nice recognition for my first ever dollhouse!

They approached me right after I posted that it was complete and we worked together to write an article. So much time has passed, I figured they decided not to use use it. Finally several weeks ago, they gave me the word is coming out in the June issue. I order copies as a keepsake for my granddaughters. They are mentioned in the article and their dollhouse is now being viewed world wide!

Denny wasn’t born when it was written…sorry you weren’t mentioned in the article Denny!