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Inspired :: Patterns and Designs

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

When you are out and about with your children, encourage them to search for designs and repetition in the world around them.  Look for places where the same motif repeats itself and creates  a beautiful pattern.  Walls, trees, the sky, ceilings, city streets, and parks are all sources of inspiration.

My children feel proud and excited when they discover a naturally occurring pattern. We like to take photographs of our discoveries, and I have plans to make a photo book using our collection.

Have fun!

Emily

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Inspired :: unintentional art

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Sometimes the most beautiful art is unintentional.  I like to search for gorgeous colors, shapes, and patterns in the scraps and outer edges of my work — places where art wasn’t intended.  Pay attention to scraps, blotting towels, and brush rinsing jars; search for interesting colors and curious shapes in your mistakes.   The blue blob on the paper towel looks like it could become a hedgehog, right?  Encourage children to pay attention to full process of making art!

My student and I decided that this is the color of an early morning summer sky.

xo emily

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