Thursday, November 13, 2008

Glitter Glue

Not to long ago my mom bought dakota some glitter glue sticks which I promptly hid. I am not sure why other than they seemed like more than I wanted to deal with. Well dakota found them yesterday and has been carrying them all around the house and so I decided I would give it a try. (This whole thing reminds me of when I was in labor with dakota, my friend kept suggesting getting into the shower which again was totally against, I couldn't stand the thought of being in labor with wet hair. A shower cap was produced I went into the shower and it was awesome.) The glitter glue things were not as great as that shower but they were fun and not a big deal or mess or anything really. Funny to have these random aversions to things for no good reason.
Dakota and Marie had very different techniques. Marie would squeeze some out and then move it around with the tip of the container and dakota would make piles.

That lasted for a time and then came the hands and they both enjoyed that moving the glue around with their hands and then looking at their glittery hands.

Good times.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

How a Masterpiece is created!

The one way I can keep dakota from covering herself in paint is by busting out the "big girl paints"! For her birthday last year she got this great little art set up with a table top easel, brushes and acrylic paints (water based). I went to micheals and got some of those thin canvases for cheap.

Today we busted it out for some art time. Several times I had to remind her that she could not paint herself, which is so hard for her.

She was cracking me up because while she was so focused and so into it she was also singing and dancing, no matter what she is doing she can not be still that is really hard for her.

What started out as one piece of work turned into two and then three and then just two as she quit on three and I got to take over. I have always wanted to be an artist just never had the talent, but like the play dough it is so nice to sit down and paint.
We used up all her little tubes so we have to go get some more....