Mixed Media Memories

I have two kids -- a five and four year old. The oldest asked if she could have an 'art book' like mine. How can I resist?
one of my journals

She knows how to use an old gift card to spread paint.
a new use for an old card

She likes to use markers and watercolors.
two watercolor pages waiting...

She demonstrated to me yesterday that she knows how to use a brayer to adhere paper.

She specifically asked if she could use the umbrella from a snow cone for her artwork. She added the letters after she saw me writing on my journal art pages.
one of my favorite pages she created
I told her that after she creates more pages that we will add the holes and put it all together. It makes me so happy to see her wanting to do 'artwork' like momma and seeing her pieces next to mine. What great memories.

QUESTION: What is your favorite creative medium?

Linking up to Jenny Matlock for the letter M.

30 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh man...that's really awesome! I'm SO happy that she has a mom like you, and that you have a kid like her! That's amazing to think about, isn't it?

BeadedTail said...

It's so wonderful that your kids are so creative and are learning so much from you! I actually had to look up what a brayer is so your daughter knows lots more than I do! :) She is doing a wonderful job with her journal pages too!

Ann said...

It looks like your daughter inherited your creativity :)

Debra said...

Being a creative idiot while I love this post....I have to go "Google" Brayer!

But i am going to bookmark this site to come back to as I bet I will find some good ideas here for activities with my young grandkids! :)

Sue McPeak said...

Like Mother Like Daughter!!!! Wonderful way to spend time together in creating something very special...art and memories! Well done.

Rose said...

That is so inspiring! I love her letters page.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What a neat thing to share with her...

Kathleen said...

What fun! I have made ACEOs with my two older grandchildren and we all had so much fun. Unless I am coloring with the little ones (grins) watercolor is my absolute favorite creative medium.

Naperville Now said...

how fun! you are a great mom and an inspiration to your daughter. keep up the great artwork.

Susan Mystery said...

Children doing artwork really excites me. With cutbacks and such in the public school system it scares me that it will be a lost craft. You can tell her I love her work! I love photography and believe that my short stories are the closest that I can come to my enjoyable art that I do. I love paintings and such but sadly I don't have the talent to create what I see in my mind.

pasqueflower said...

What fun that you and your daughter can enjoy art together! My favorite medium is fabric.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

She's got talent Mama! I love how she thought to add the umbrella to her page :)
You're such a great mother for encouraging her to express her artistic abilities :)

VBR said...

mama! you are a magical mama! this is the start of your daughter's lifelong love of art! wonderful art work. wonderful m post.

i love paper, i have done a great deal of collage work with paper and vintage photos over the years.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I think it is fabulous that she is taking an interest both in creating art as well as in what her mama is doing... This is so wonderful!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Wow! This looks wonderful. I hope she creates more pages.

Kaili Williams said...

What a cute post! It's so great that you two can share that common interest :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

So fun to share art creations with your daughter and she is doing so well ~ Wow! ~ (A Creative Harbor)

storybeader said...

that is so cute, and very creative! You're a great influence on her! Her first art journal - neat! {:-D

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wondeful job your daughter did! Her page is beautiful!

Zia Blue said...

i love your art journal cover! gorgeous :3 mixed media is so much fun, and the best part is that you can't mess up!

Zia Blue said...

i love your art journal cover! gorgeous :3 mixed media is so much fun, and the best part is that you can't mess up!

Sheryl Hastings said...

It looks like artistic talent runs in the family! And what fun to do with the kids.

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

You must be so proud of her. She's really looking up to you for inspiration. What a great way to share with your child. I am so happy for both of you!
Mine is here
Have you an AWESOME WEEK!
hugs
shakira

anitamombanita said...

Her pages are wonderful. How cool for the two of you to have that special bond through being creative. That's awesome!

bluegrassnotes said...

Love the creativity.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

OK, I'm definitely doing this with Noli!!
Aren't kid's creations wonderful?!

Splendid Little Stars said...

How much fun for her! I can tell she loves doing this!

Judy Nolan said...

I'm so glad that you are giving your daughter these opportunities to explore art. Once she gets older, art will become more directed, maybe less enjoyable in a school setting. Hopefully she'll have instructors with an open attitude!

Jenny said...

Bravo for you!

I love this!

What an amazing gift to give your children...the power of possibility...the joy of imagination!

This entire post made me smile and warmed my heart!

I absolutely love that you're doing this!

A++++++++++++++++

Duni said...

That's wonderful she's following your example to be creative! Her artwork is amazing! I love the little kitty she added :)

The bunting below is also fabulous! Love!