I have a six year old great niece that is just full of energy and gets herself in hot water all the time because she is curious, rebellious, creative and stubborn (hmmm...wonder who she takes after?....)...anyway, when she was was about four, I started doodling little images of her and writing down things she said or asked...her little observations of the world...
In the most recent 4x6 Art Swap, hosted by Smmarrt
, I took a chance and did three small drawings inspired by Cami's shenanigans...
This first one is called "Juggling Too Many Things":
The second is called "Reach for the Stars":
Both pieces are paper stock glued onto ancient, previous drawn upon paper canvas. Slapped on a bit of watercolor or distress inks, added my drawings.
The fun part was using an encaustic technique I found on the internet. You take a small mini quilting iron, a hunk of beeswax, and just start ironing the wax right on top --kinda scary, but you can add or take away until you are happy with the results. Then, you buff it and buff it with wax paper (or nylons, per alteredmommy), until it is nice and smooth and shiny!
The third one...well, it is a surprise for little Cami, so after Christmas, I will post it!