Monday, November 9, 2009
Art Every Day --DAYS 7, 8, 9
Whew! What a weekend! Guess we were just all being too creative here to actually post it all on Creative Every Day! :D
We finished up the Hannah-journal, with the help of friends and family. What fun to get them involved in all the creativity flying around!
Girlfriends contributed their efforts to several pages. It was interesting to watch them--their initial reaction was "what in the world is this crazy woman asking us to do?!" to "omg, this is so cool; can I do ANOTHER??!"
Then we got the siblings involved (I have 5 kids, plus the girlfriends/boyfriend), and they had their fun with some pages too.
And then when all was said and done, Hannah paid me the ultimate compliment---
She needed to take something to a youth activity at church later this week that would demonstrate what she's all about, and she was so excited to be able to have this journal to show! Made me just tear right up....I did something right! So much for ruining teenagers' lives Kathryn! ;D
Apparently she's not quite ready for this project to end. I took some photos of her last night, making more pages for her journal, and helping me with the other one (it has become a gift from her too). I'll share those later.
She also helped me paint a huge piece of canvas yesterday (more photos coming)......she kept asking me what we were doing with it, what was it for, and I had to work to keep my answers as vague as possible. It will eventually be made into Christmas presents for her and her siblings! Shhhhhh!
She said to me last night, "I'm the most like you of any of your kids, right Mama? I'm the most creative". There are moments like these that make me realize just how worth it it all has been. *SIGH*