The other day, DD8 was not her usual self and wanted to do something special together. So, because we hadn't been down there in a while, we headed to the art room to just be creative -- with no plan in mind. She started out just painting on paper, but when she saw me pull out a canvas to do something I've been thinking about for a year now, she asked if she could use a canvas, too. We happened to have a 99 cent one handy that she'd painted on before -- so I Gessoed over it and she had a fresh start.
We each chose our own acrylic paint colours and set to work. I knew I wanted to use some pressed leaves I'd collected last year to make a little fall collage; she knew she wanted to paint. When I pulled out my collection of leaves, she used some in her own way -- which happened to be the same way I planned ;-)
Here is her finished product:
Have you found any fun ways to make use of leaf collections? I'd love to hear your ideas because I still have lots of pressed leaves! (For some reason I only collected red ones, though!)
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