The Weekly Photo Challenge is Create or Créer.
In the woods, my kids have a lot of time to create things.
Here, my son created a piece of artwork, a sculpture. He calls it “Ten Nails Balancing on One Nail in a Piece of Yellow Clay.” Yes, my kids do artwork with rusty nails. (If I had known this artwork was under construction, I would have insisted on shiny, new nails, but the work was completed by the time I saw it.) Living in the woods where the kids have to make their own entertainment, in addition to playing with rusty nails, they also play in the street, catch snakes, play with matches, and sometimes, they even run with scissors.
Inspired by the artwork of author and illustrator Lindsay Barrett George‘s book The Secret, my son created this collage from items found in the woods. He added some silk flowers and drew in a bird, a spider, and I believe there were also some tiny insects near the rocks. He gets his artistic talent from my father, the faux Van Gogh.
We create landscapes for our plastic army guys. Notice how stealthily they are sneaking along the edge of the cliff or the side of the building or whatever that is supposed to be. Imagination!
At times, it gets lonely here in the woods and we have to create our own friends.
At a lake, kids and friends, making sand castles and creating memories.
Create a happy summer! Créez un été heureux!
French Twisted Woman
babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin said:
I love the imagination of children…letting them express themselves in this manner…will bring out any talents they possess…My grandkids love that I do “crafts” with them…Making things out of boxes…painting…checking our wooded area for wildflowers for Kennedy and imaginary gun sticks and building supplies for Carson…Busy minds don’t leave too much “mischief” time…Love the photos and what beautiful children…Great post…~mkg
I agree. I love to watch kids use their imaginations and create things, whether it’s through art or music or dance or karate. Their artistic creations never cease to amaze me. Between the art supplies and the woods, we can always find something to do. Merci! ~FTW
Stepping My Way to Bliss said:
Awww, I miss having kids around…sometimes. Great pictures…love the wood collage, very creative. Your family is so gorgeous. You guys should do commercials or something. : )
Yes, I miss some things, too, such as when the kids used to play with Play-Doh. But I don’t miss having to scrape the squished Play-Doh out of the crevices in the tile floor. Thanks for the compliment. Maybe we could be the next Von Trapp family, as long as we didn’t have to sing. Merci!
Great objects for the challenge – like your sons “Ten Nails Balancing on One Nail in a Piece of Yellow Clay.” Wouldn’t surprise me if he became famous because all known artists has long titles on their art. Maybe he has to make a large model – to make it big.
I’ll suggest that he make a larger model. He would enjoy that. Thanks for the idea! Merci!
My pleasure … I really like his little piece.