Ice cream, you scream...
everyone screams for an art project!
Yep, part of my job as an artist and a mom who is an artist
is that I am expected to come up with creative art projects for kids quite often.
By often I mean not just weekly but almost daily and as creative as they are
they still want and ask for my ideas.
So recently I saw a cute watercolor of an ice cream cone
and it reminded me of just how great this frozen treat can be when recreated as art.
so it just all made sense.
We wanted to make giant ice cream cones but in a super creative way.
Out came Multiple Blessings' patterned papers, scissors, glue, poster boards and three big smiles...
well, four if you count mine.
Charlotte & Sarah Grace had their sweet friend Caroline over to play and she joined in the fun.
How cute are these? the final art and the girls.
We started by cutting long narrow strips of white poster board.
Then we used this fabulous textured paper I love from Paper Source.
We thought it looked just perfect for our waffle cones.
Then I let them select from several of my patterned papers printed on card stock.
Then I explained how to draw and design their scoop shapes but refused to help them.
Really wanted them to be creative and make them how they wanted them to be...
no right or wrong when it comes to ice cream scoops, you know.
So off their artistic minds flew with pencil in hand and scissors soon after,
I just love how each one is so different
and the patterns of course just make me smile.
I can almost remember where and when I painted each design.
And on their own they each added a cherry on top
and in their own way.
This one with a "Sassy Circle" raindrop design...
This one with one of my hand-painted coral roses...mmmm, looks delicious!
and this one with a 'peace" cherry.
Not sure you'd feel peaceful if you actually ate an ice cream cone this huge
but a girl can dream, right?
and here's mine as a textured stretched canvas mixed media...
I used burlap for my waffle cone and a real stem for the cherry.
A teensy preview into some future excitement...
Several originals at a time like this one above, will be for sale through my
which should launch in early September!
Stay tuned and in the meantime remember
LIFE IS SWEET...
so lick it up!