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Making Valentine Art



On Monday, February 15th, our little art group got together to create another page in our Gratitude Journal.  Our topic this time was Valentines, of course!  Hannah brought a pile of paper doilies, some shaped as hearts and some round.  Its always fun to see each person design their own page in their own way.  What great creativity fills this room.  Penny was busy inspecting and admiring.

Here we are gathered around the work table in my craft room.




Ariellah, (8) watercolored over her doilies and is now peeling them off.  Penny is excited to see the pretty pattern underneath.






The two older girls are carefully creating their masterpieces.




The boys are enjoying the window seat to read in.




Celestia water colored over her heart doily, and is now giving it a stained glass look by outlining the individual shapes.  That sure makes it look classy.




Kahlan used a pouncer to ink over her doilies.




Ariellah added a teddy bear, some roses and a list of things she loves and is grateful for.




She writes:  “I love my Mom, and my family, and my dogs, and my bear, and my church, and my Bible.”




Hannah’s finished page.  I love the intensity and the blending of the colors she used when water coloring.




Celestia’s finished page, “Love is the master key that unlocks the gates of happiness.”




Penny admires Kahlan’s finished page.  The soft inked colors are so pretty.




My own page with lots of background stamps, one is a quote by Helen Keller:  “The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.”





We all enjoyed raspberry scones afterwards, and Penny enjoyed making her very own wee little ones.  Notice also that Penny has a new dress for 2016!  She was thrilled when I added the little roses to the waistline.




Clean up time is a breeze with so many helpers, though we always make a tremendous mess!  What fun we have doing this together.  We are working on a gratitude page each week in our art journals and look forward to seeing the collection we will create by the end of the year.





That is such a cool Valentine Day craft…so cool and easy. And family time, that is even more wonderful.

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