Blog 21 of Top 25 Creative Moms - 2012
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What kind of art inspires you the most?
I like art that I can recreate for not a whole lot of money. I'm inspired by lots of different mediums, and it's always been a long time mantra that started with my mom saying to me "you can make that" that has me inspired to make art and do it on a budget.
What's one of your favorite art projects you've done with your child?
I love to visit our local art museum with my kids and spend time in the open art studio after being inspired by the art that is on the walls. Several years ago, Eric Carle's work was featured and my daughter (who was five at the time) and I spent hours making watercolor collages out of various types of papers. I have three kids and art has always been a part of our daily activities. It could be as simple as coloring with chalk and then spraying it with water to make watercolor chalk, or as complex as teaching them to hand stitch or sew with the sewing machine.
What do you do with all the art projects your child creates?
Sharing and displaying art that the kids make is very important to me, but it's not always possible to keep every piece of art that the kids make. Taking a picture of the art is a great way to remember the art, without having to store a project through the years. Each of my kids also have a large rectangular Rubbermaid box that slides in and out from under their beds. If there is a special project or piece of art that I want to keep for them, I label the back with their name, age and date and store it in their tote. The kids all have bulletin boards in their room and their favorite art can be hung on their bulletin boards. I also love to frame kids artwork to display around the house.
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