I had given her scads of mediums to work with. Gorgeous buttons, ribbons, acrylics, watercolors, watercolor pencils, oil pastels, semi-hard pastels, fabric, piles of tissue paper in every imaginable color.
She took one look at my folder of scrap-booking paper, and it was love at first sight. The watery paper in particular. I watched as her mind clicked into place. Water=fish.
After drawing them on the backside of the paper, she meticulously cut them out. "Because," she said, "the lips are the most important part." Then, their little brad eyes went in. I loved watching the progression of the fish, from the first one she did and cut out, to the last.
Then, she discovered my pop-ups. "Look Mama, it looks like they are swimming!"
She's awfully proud of these. And I'm awfully inspired by her. See all the other budding artists work here.
I hope I have that same confidence Wednesday night at the Ladies Arty Crafty Swap! (be sure to check in on Thursday for pics of the goods!)
And here's what is moving me today! (Yep, water is the theme today!)