Creative Exploration

Fall Leaves with Food Coloring

You will need droppers, food coloring in red and yellow, cups of water and paper. Mix a little of both and you have orange. This can get messy so make sure you use layers and lay down a few sheets of paper to work on rather than staining the table. For this we did use coffee liners. Layer two to three of them because dye will leak through.

It’s fun to play around with the intensity of color. You prepare the dye like you would when dying eggs. Then use the droppers to apply color.

Use brown construction paper for the trunk and place the dried circle on top of the trunk and you have a tree. You can glue a few of the liners together. Make a few cuts to form leaves and then dye.

I did this activity a few years ago but here I am trying to think of a cool project.

See you Monday.

Creative Exploration

Thumbprint Painting Tree

I like trees. I’ve dedicated a few of them to fall.

Change and uncomfartableness are part of growing. It’s somethng we must do. Of course change isn’t easy but that’s why I drew this tree. We must edure the change. I struggled with bear vs. bare. I intened to write bare but my mind and pastel insisted on bear. I suppose bareness helps us get rid of dead weight. The process can be cold and ugly but we must bear, for when the time is right, beauty will prevail.

Here’s a quick easy and fun way to paint a tree.

Play around with color.

This is playful and cheerful. The quote for this tree is change is good.

This color scheme is energetic. Looking at this give me a warm feeling.

The fun is feeling the intended message as you paint. I have an idea for a really cool Johnny Appleseed tree. I want to paint some more pumkins.

Today is the last day to get my Road Trip book for free. Hope you got it. Oh my, this weekend I have to paint some new ideas for my shop and keep researching animals for the book.