Saturday, July 26, 2008

Art Time with Mason

Mason and I painted brown lunch sacks for art time. His favorite color is green. He did some of the painting on each of these sacks. I painted in the empty spots. Teamwork!

After a while, Mason decided that he preferred to squeeze the paint for me because he had "muscles." Does that mean that I don't? ;-D Oh, the freshness and imagination of little ones.

This was a medium green painted sack with brown and gold pigment ink rubbings. Without rinsing it, we used the same brush on all of these sacks.

Here's a forest green painted sack with dark brown and gold pigment ink rubbings, still using the same brush.

Burgundy painted sack with dark brown ink and gold pigment ink.

Red painted sack with black and gold pigment ink rubbings.

WHAT SHALL WE MAKE WITH THESE SACKS?

The first idea that comes to mind is a journal. But in thinking about Mason and what he would want . . . ? He said he wanted a green wallet. Green wallet it is. That will be posted tomorrow.

I think I'll also make a sketchbook for him to doodle and practice his letters so he can show his mom and dad what he did while at Mimie's and Papa's house.

What would you create with these painted paper sacks?

P.S. Thanks, SueB, for your online classes! Mason thanks you too. ;-D
Fannie

13 comments:

laughingwolf said...

great fun, fannie :)

bookmarks would work, too....

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi fannie
oh what great fun! your sacks are beautiful. i cannot wait to see what you make. it looks like you are having art camp at your house too! wonderful!
xo
melissa

NANCY LEFKO said...

very cool, Fannie....

morningDove said...

if they are the lunch bag size you could make this wonderful journal by flipping the openings opposite every other, fold bags in half to get a crease, then sew thru the middle, and make a cover for it. Its ready to insert pics/memorabilia in the openings. And Mason can collage, stamp add the outside of each page with things from his trip to grandmas along with outings you do together. I saw it in a book-great idea. Your texture is wonderful. Tell Mason he did an awesome job - like his talented grandmama.

Jacq said...

Looks like you are having fun with your grandchildren. Little ones have such creative minds. Looking forward to seeing what you will do with the great textures.

Lisa M Griffin said...

So wonderful and creative... can't wait to see the wallet. You are making such lovely memories with your grandkids. Enjoy the rest of the weekend with them.

Regina said...

What a blessing you are to your family! Did you take pictures of Mason working on the process? That could be added to a little journal like morningDove suggested.

quiltcrazygal said...

Fannie...great sacks! I think I would make a purse! I never have too many. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts for my FIL. Things are looking brighter, it will be a long recovery but we have been blessed. Thanks again for your concern. Cheers, Jenna Louise

kiwicarole said...

Hi Fannie (and Mason)! Excellent team work, now Fannie I think you need to work on those muscle building exercises! LOL Can't have you holding the team up! Can't wait to see Mason's wallet!
Have fun!
Carole

Forever Young said...

oh the joy of being a 'grandie'!

TracyB said...

Fannie, LOVE the painted paper bags. Ever since I took Sue's class in journal making, I wanted to do a huge sampling of different painted bags with different colors & different scrunching techniques. But unfortunately, too many ideas in my brain and not enough time to do them all in.

Ku'ulei said...

I LOVE it!! Yay! Mason really loves it. :) He's so proud of the "M" on the front of it too. ;) Thanks for doing art time with Mason. He and Kiki had so much fun there. I'm glad they didn't ask for us, I know they were safe there and had lots of fun and you and dad still made them feel like they were at home. MAHALO NUI LOA!!

freebird said...

I can think of picture frames, book covers, journals and little boys wallets. Or how about a little purse for a little girl. One with beads added to it or a little bluebird button!