Actually, she was driving me nuts in my studio one day (me trying to get some work done; she trying to get some mommy time). I pulled out the tracing paper and these calendar pages and she went to town making "cards" for her friends. I started by showing her what I would do.
First, place the card under the tracing paper and use colored pencils to "recreate" some of the shapes. My absolute favorite pencils are primsacolor pencils. Seriously, they make a difference, even for the kids' creativity. They are just so smooth!
Next, color and embellish to your own liking from there.
Well, she practically shoved me aside and got to work. Here is her rif on the one I showed her. Note the little multi-media flair with the bit of twine she attached at the bottom.
I was amazed with her composition,
And detail–look at that little mama bird and her nest. What a beautiful extension on the exercise. I do hope Allie doesn't lose this ability to creatively and openly spring from inspiration. As always, there is so much I can learn from her.
Every year I think, what can Snow & Graham do this year that could please me as much? I am amazed every year–just look at the images for the 2012 calendar. Ohh, I just love them (hint to all family member who read this blog: what a perfect little Christmas present for Anne–and Allie too!)