"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again."

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fall Art Gallery

I've been wanting to create an art wall / gallery for my children's art for some time. I finally got around to it. There may be some changes and or additions, but at least I have a start. The idea is that each month or each season they will create new pictures to go in the frames. This month we went with a fall theme.

The first piece of art was created by Baby with a little help from me. I started by painting a simple trunk and branches. I then applied paint to her hand, I used a combination of red, yellow, orange and brown. I squirted globs of paint into a pie pan, being sure that the colors were close together. I then took a sponge and laid it in the pan, being sure to pick up all of the colors. I used the sponge to apply the colors to her hand. The leaves are made up of finger and hand prints.

Next up, Big Sis created this lovely tree using paint and brush. I think little brother helped with it a little too.

Turkey Time!! Little Guy made this turkey. I applied paint to his hand, just like I did the baby's. I helped him press his hand on the paper, added eyes, beak, legs and he helped paint fall grass. I love the way his thumb moved just enough, to give the appearance of feathers on the turkey's head.

Have a delightful day!!


sandy said...


Beverly said...

Thanks for visiting Pink Saturday.

I love your art wall, and of course I love the art.

I still have pieces of art done by my son, and he is 32 years old now.

Sondra Behne' said...

Hello Dee
Thanks for stopping by my blog "oldandtattered,butloved". Sheila has the wrong blog listed for my pink saturday post. It is at http://themanyshadesofpink.blogspot.com/
if you get a chance check it out.

In the mean time let me say how much I praise you for doing this for your children. It is so important to them and gives them such confidence to know you take the time and care. Keep it up.


Vintage To Chic said...

wonderful memories, Hope you have a great week.

Jeanne said...

Your sweet art from your children is a delight. a great idea that children would love. Then hanging it framed is perfect. Love this post.

Hugs, Jeanne

Grace said...

i've always been a fan of the hand-shaped turkey. thanks for sharing! :)

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

These pictures look so cute! I remember making things like that with my mom. Just moved to Germany (and started blogging), so it's nice to have reminders of old memories in the US. Thank you.

Nathalie Thompson said...

A gallery is a so much better way to display art than on a cluttered refrigerator! Lovely art (kids art is the best, isn't it?)

sandy said...

I have an award for you on my blog:)

MoziEsmé said...

I LOVE it! I need to frame some of my baby's art...

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great idea!

Jenny in Utah said...

I seriously LOVE these!