Thursday, February 21, 2013

Creative Days with my peeps!

  Sounds so funny, my peeps, but if anyone is a peep it would be my twin granddaughters, Rachel and Megan. They love to be in the studio with me, Megan often says, Nana I love this room the best and that just warms my soul.
Sewing together, this was just after Megan cut her hair!
 I know that they have that creative spirit that loves to be in a place where magic happens, things get messy but fun is a constant.
After picking all their own fabrics we made skirts for them
They now have their own drawer in my studio, a place where they have their stamps, stickers, scissors, markers, crayons, glue sticks and then in the corner sits a giant roll of white butcher paper. It easily unrolls to accommodate any creative whim that comes along.
Making Valentines Cards for everyone, then we crammed them into envelopes and mailed the lumpy cards to everyone
 One day we spent creating dinosaurs and monsters, I drew, they painted. One day we did 6 feet of crazy flowers, I drew, they painted. Chalk on the sidewalk, paintbrushes in the pool painting with water on the concrete is all nourishment for their little creative souls.
Enjoyed the sunshine painting magical, flying horses on the concrete.
Last week,  I traced around their bodies and we made kids holding hands all over the cement.
Some kids were doing tricks!

 Today, with scissors, glue sticks and scraps of fabric I have from working on new quilt patterns they spent hours just glueing everything to their paper. They even managed to find two buttons which were quickly glued to the paper. They tied bows onto their heads and made necklaces by threading strips of fabric through buttons.
Today, playing in the studio with fabric, glue sticks, scissors and our imaginations
 A magical, creative world that allows them to just do whatever comes to their mind and heart. They even sat at the sewing machine, pretending to sew, me reminding them to not touch every button. They are so excited to take their masterpieces home for mom, many are framed for display but all are loved and cherished. These tiny marks not easily forgotten, painting the way for a love affair with art for all time.

8 comments:

Marilyn Fromherz said...

How wonderful you are to create and teach your grand children all the things you are so good at. That makes you very special. A day with little ones must be so rewarding.

Desiree said...

Thanks Marilyn, I do love my time with them, working on getting my youngest grandson to put down the cars and painting with Nana now!

PennyJH said...

Your little peeps will remember and treasure these times you share with them and encourage their imaginations! Good luck on the "cars" - our little grandson carries one in each hand ALL the time - or else it's an airplane!

Christa said...

They are so cute!!! I can't wait to play with my little Sierra in my sewing room.

Joan T said...

Your granddaughters are so adorable!!! i love the photos of them creating everything under the sun. You must get so much joy out of having them there.

Desiree said...

Thanks GF's, I do cherish this time as j know it is fleeting and they will be off to school!

Threadpainter said...

I admire your patience to share so much with your grandchildren ... I feel I need a lot more of that virtue !
My teenage granddaughters want me to teach them to sew but they expect advanced results and lose interest when they realize that there is work and practice involved ! lol !

Martha said...

What great fun to have the girls come and "play" with you. You are opening up a whole world to them that they will carry with them and enjoy.
P.S. Glad to see the hair cut grew out!

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