Recently I visited the pre-school where several of my grandchildren attend.
It was a colorful, busy place, indeed!
As many other schools, art was displayed on the walls. I was particularly taken with one hall wall, since my latest art passion has been fiber art, or textile art quilts. The children's art was a similar type.
The wall looked like a crayon box with one textured art piece for each color. Each piece was a collage of items in the specific color glued to a background sheet cut out to a specific shape. There was a brown bear, a black sheep, a white dog, a blue horse, a red flying bird, etc.
Apparently the teacher chose a photograph, cut out the larger shape in the same color paper, then had the children pick items of the desired color to glue onto it. Here, she had a frog picture for the green inspiration piece.
And, voila! The finished piece. I love what the kids used for the eye, the nose and the mouth line in this piece:
Another was a picture of a gray cat with a purple tinge to the picture.
The finished purple cat reminds me that we don't have to stick to the exact color of an item that inspires us!
Sew . . . here is one of my own textile art quilts where the color does not stick to purely nature's colors:
Although it may be a little hard to see on your monitor, I used pale blue tulle to accent my blossoms in this piece--and I don't remember ever seeing any Spring blossoms in blue--except maybe an occasional hydrangea flower! But these are obviously not hydrangea flowers! Sew fun using other colors to create!
What inspiration have you received lately and . . .
what did you do with it?
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