My 10 year old daughter is one of the most preciously creative people I know. She has always loved arts and crafts, yet she has been impressing me more and more as she is getting older. I marvel at the lens that she may be seeing the world in, because some of the beauty she sees is beyond what I can imagine.
This post is all her.
This art is all her own.
I loved the piece that she made that it is hanging in our house right now…our dining room. When I did so, she asked,
Is it really good enough?
Absolutely! So here is what she did to create such a pretty masterpiece. One a day home from being sick, she asked if we had any spare canvases she could use. I fortunately had one. Then she asked for yarn and some hard cardboard.
She made a stencil of a butterly. She used the yarn to hot glue the shape of a butterfly onto the cardboard.
Then she painted the butterfly with some purple acrylic paint we already had and proceeded to make a repeating pattern of butterflies on the canvas.
No need to be precise. Any imperfections mean character and creativity.
I was amazed at how she freehanded her stenciling and the butterflies were spaced fairly evenly!
I thought she was done with the project, but when I came home from dinner with friends, I found that she had added to the art.
She hot glued identical butterflies she cut from pastel paper she had. I love the dimension it adds!
There it is hanging on our wall. Perfect in every way!