Before I became a mom, I always dreamed of having little artists. I’m not really sure why… (artists can be temperamental! and messy!)… but I guess I just loved the idea of having a house filled with creativity and the work of little hands. So, from the time Ellia was little, we have been drawing, painting, cutting, pasting, embellishing, glitterizing, messing, CREATING….and I must say, I think my dream has come true!
I know, for sure, that my girls have the temperamental part down….and the messy part too….(ha!) but what they are, more than anything, is creative! They turn to art when they are bored, or when no one can play, or pretty much anytime they are sitting at the kitchen counter….and they are always coming up with new ideas and testing out their latest techniques. Little artists, indeed!
I also know they are little artists because their work is SO good that I have saved nearly all of it….no kidding….(and it has NOTHING to do with the fact that I’m their mom….) I know this because the other day, when we were at my mom’s, we saw nearly everything the girls have ever made for her…the painted birdhouses and the painted paper mache flowers and the stepping stone and the watercolor doily heart and the do-a-dot Easter egg and the decorated frames……yep, their work is so good that even my mom saves it….and the same can be said for Jorden’s mom, who has so many of their creations on display near her front door ….(and it has NOTHING to do with the fact that she’s their grandma….)
….or maybe it does. But it really doesn’t matter. Because, either way, the moms and the grandmas of the world appreciate the work of the little hands they love. They love to receive it, display it, enjoy it, and save it….and they love to use it as proof that their little ones are, indeed, the little artists they always dreamed they’d be.
That being said, my little artists are being a little “temperamental” right now…..and they have yet to paint their jars. So these masterpieces are mine. If/when they do paint their own (they will….) I’m planning to have them use their fingerprints as leaves. Nice and messy.
Here’s what else you will need:
- 1 mason jar
- assorted acrylic paints
- wine cork (for large flowers)
- pencil eraser (for small flowers)
- small paintbrush, for stems
- little fingers, for leaves
Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling…
I hope you feel right at home!