2/11/2010

MERRY MONDAY--a little late

Good Morning!!  Every Monday here is MERRY MONDAY---I am just a little late posting.
  The kids  range in age from  5 to 13  and show up immediately after school.  I find myself repeating the same mantra I do every week: "Please wash your hands before touching the food."  ".)
I thought I would surprise them with a little Valentine  table.  Each week someone shows up with treats or something to drink.  I always throw in a protein of some type.
After the snack is finished (ahem when are kids ever done snacking?) we get down to business.


I have a general 'theme', throw supplies on the table, and let them do their thing.
I have learned, thru past experiences of taking my own art classes, to let their muse take them on their own journey.

I collected  candy heart boxes and we always draw numbers so kids can choose.

I had imagined the girls would collage the fronts of the boxes but it went inside as well.

Here is one top of the box and another inside design in progress.

I collect supplies at garage sales and thrift stores and never turn down donations.
The kids pay nothing...they just need to show up.
This is for an older brother  who is in college.


This is for MOM


Another MOM will smile opening this.



Or this............................


                                        A favorite teacher receives a lot of art from one smitten little girl!!!

I am so blessed to have these young budding artists in my care.  It is so life affirming for me!
I also know the kids always have a 'safe' place when needed.

I HOPE EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU HAS A CHANCE TO SHARE YOUR ART WITH A LITTLE ONE.

1 comment:

Shelly said...

Hi!
Thanks for stopping by my OWOH giveaway and saying hi! Cute blog,,,,,,,,,I love the "Oma" part in your profile,,,my Maternal Grandma was MY OMA,,,,I hope to be one myself someday!!!

Cute art by the kids! The best! You need to let me know where you are in Washington some time...I live and work in Snohomish.

I'll be back!
Happy V-Day!
Shell