Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cut-outs and Time-outs

OMG, I haven't blogged in so long! My time-out started off as being a well-planned blog series that I never had time to get started. And then it turned into some major changes on our home front (mostly good that I promise to tell about at some point in the not so distant future) that required some additional time. And about six months ago, my laptop battery died. We finally replaced it and I decided it was time to start backing up the 16,000 MB of photos we have on it. That's taking a lot of time, too.

So life's been busying, but now I'm hopefully back to blogging again. Of course, the longer you stay away, the easier it is to get out of the habit! Fingers crossed for good habits.

I wanted to share my go-to independent project: cut-outs. This all started around Valentine's Day as a simple valentine card.

I cut hearts out of construction paper and Maddie would paint them with watercolors or sometimes color with markers. When I knew I would be busy babysitting or cooking dinner, I would prep by cutting out extra hearts and putting them on her art table. She would happily sit and paint for a bit.

After Valentine's Day was over, she kept asking what was next.

So we did Easter eggs.

Then butterflies.

And most recently flowers. (Please notice I had to add a thread stem, per her request.)

With our flowers we were able to give Maddie's great grandma a bouquet of flowers for Mother's Day.

I have no clue what is going on in Maddie's head here. But GG sure was happy.

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