Happy Friday to you my Friends!!
I thought for my 5 today I would share some of the artwork Annie did at her recent art camp. It lasted a Monday through a Friday and went all day each day. She did it with a friend and just loved it! They did other fun things like daily field trips next to the big lake (Superior) as the class building was located by it. They would go hike around, sketch and collect things like rocks and driftwood to incorporate into their art. They had quiet and reading/drawing time, snacks, and lunch within the day as well. It was at very cool art studio with beautiful views of the lake. At the end of the week they had a pizza party and invited the parents and family to attend and come look at their art gallery all set up with the artwork the kiddos had accomplished that week. My Mom (Annie's "Nana") went with me and it was so fun to see them so proud to show off their artwork.
I'll start with 2 of my favorites. Annie painted that beautiful northwoods sunset. I put it up on our mantle and I love it as it reminds me so much of our beautiful bay at sunset - a favorite time for me! And I love this coffee painting (they're both on canvas with acrylics) as she painted it just for me. She knows how much her mama loves her coffee! Lol And I put it against the backsplash on my stove top for now. How fitting next to the banana bread I had baked that day, huh? ;)
I love this neat sculpture and I put it on our hearth next to the fireplace for now. Annie said they were inspired by stained glass, or sea glass you might find on the beach. They painted the stands and then threaded the material in different colors on it. Annie picked this color palette herself. When you hold it up against a window the materials are more sheer than they seem in this pic and it looks more like stained glass. I just didn't have a window spot I liked for it right now. Might switch to our bedroom windowsill eventually.
She painted the above frame in her favorite color of blue and isn't sure what she wants to do with it, but she put it in her room for now. And then she pickled this block of wood and glued on lake rocks and pieces of driftwood to make her name and a flower...added a hanger - and she also put this in her room.
She also did this lovely painting (also on canvas) of hydrangea (also a favorite of mine) and I put this one on my bedroom dresser.