Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Decorator Chalk Drawing

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up. ~Allen Klein

Today I was somehow inspired to allow my girls to use decorating chalks for some artwork. Perhaps it was the uniquely shaded illustrations in The Story about Ping which combine multiple colours of pencils or crayons that led me to thinking the chalks would work well. Perhaps I knew they'd like the large palette of colours to choose from, or it might even have been the practical me, resisting getting out paints when it is a bit too chilly to enjoy the outdoors with no sunshine.

All three of us had a lovely time using the chalks to create different effects, combining colours with ease using our fingers and simple cottonbuds.

I don't consider myself an artist at all but I do love sitting down with my girls to create colourful fancies for each other, admiring each other's drawings, observing and trying new techniques. And I absolutely adore Ess' fingerprint ducks paddling under the setting sun on the Yangtze River in the very first picture.

Simply being creative together.



What a beautiful day you all have spent together letting your fingers create a picture!

XX nina

Homestay Mama said...

Budding artists! :-)

Read that you have a new woman prime minister. Should we be sending you congrats or condolences? I don't know anything about her politics. And it only caught my eye while reading the newspaper, because I have so many blogging friends from Australia! :-)

Cee said...

Thankyou NIna and HS Mama, it was indeed lovely to be creative together.

You know we do have a new Prime Minister - our first lady. I find it curious that she has only become this due to changes in party. In effect she hasn't been voted in. I always saw our previous PM as a catalyst for change and we are still in the throes of change whatever it may be. Julia is down to earth and I am not upset with her appointment. I think that she will make level-headed decision. If she is not liked the people will oust her at our upcoming election this year. There is not really much good choice when it comes to PMs at the moment.

Wish us luck!

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