July 07, 2010
Every term break, I try and be a good mum and bring out an array of craft projects for Argy and Bargy's amusement. Every term break, I am reminded of what a deluded optimist I am.
Today, for example, we tried collage. I laid out stacks of brightly coloured paper, newsprint, luminous pencils, glue, scissors and tape.
The boys quickly got to work. It took no time to see their preference for mixed media collage. I do mean mixed media in the sense of trawling coloured pencils through glue, sticky-taping scissors closed and adhering things to the floor.
Avant-garde? Or masters of wanton destruction?
I'll leave you to decide. Perhaps some of their previous arts and crafts ventures will assist?
Misunderstanding where the artist should stand in relation to the easel
Creating a masking tape installation whilst parental attention is diverted
Thinking too far out of the square about how to decorate a satchel
Oh well, at least I had a lovely time with my red and blue assemblage (pictured, top). I've stuck it on the fridge.