Monday, October 20, 2014

An Artist in All of Us

We had the opportunity to go to the Denver Botanic Gardens last week. I was so excited to see the Dale Chihuly art on display, and it did not disappoint. It was all so beautiful and amazing! The combination of exquisite art in the natural beauty of the gardens was just so cool. 

I was marveling at all Chihuly's amazing pieces, but then I started thinking, maybe it's not as hard as it looks. I like to give the kids opportunities to explore and experiment with art and different styles (we gave Eric Carle's style a try here, if you're interested), so we thought maybe this was something we could do at home as well. I think it turned out pretty well. What do you think?

I bet in this last one you can't even tell which one is not Chihuly ; )

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, after all. Thanks for your inspiring works Chihuly!

Have a happy week everyone, and don't forget to have some fun.  : )

Monday, October 13, 2014

Great Big Colorful World

I wrote about this activity a few years ago, but we went on our yearly fall color scavenger hunt and I just wanted to share this year's finds. This was the first year Thing Two could really search on his own for colors and work on finding them all. He was so excited!

Every year I think, we won't find purple or it might be hard to find blue, but every year I'm in awe of the amazing range of colors all around us. God is the ultimate creative and He makes everything beautiful in it's time and season. I hope you are soaking up that beauty today. (click here to see how we make our easy artist's color palette).

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end."     
                                       --Ecclesiastes 3:11
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