Sunday, May 12, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
friends at the Columbus Art Museum to get messy and learn about art and it's mediums. After this hour's up we're free to explore the museum and play in their Wonder Room. Today we skipped the Wonder Room and went up to see the Czech Puppets exhibition. We were so inspired by our impromptu adventure through this incredibly beautiful display of puppetry that the whole day turned into being all about puppets.
Maya's Aunt Melanie had handed down a super cool puppet theater (with puppets) quite a while ago. She was a little too young for it at the time but way too good to pass on, so away it went until just the right time. Today was was the day and a lot of fun was had! Thanks Aunt Melly for the puppets!
Now, I do believe I'm feeling an itch in my hands to build myself some puppets, I think may be a marionette? So stay tuned for some possible Sqrl & Bee puppets!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Maya seems to always have a respect for tools. She never really "got into everything". May be it'sbecause most tools in our house (of course besdies the shape pointy cut yourself tools) were never hidden from her. That would be pretty impossible in our house. We just moved the more dangerous things up and the Maya friendly things down. She's got paint, stickers, glue, paper, play dough, scissors etc all within reach. It's sort of turned into a little studio of her very own. We looked all over for a simple (cheap) low desk and finally just threw some boards on some crates and called it a desk. She was over the moon! She understood right away - this is my desk, where I do my work. From there it's just grown. There are many works of art hang from the line now. And now she's got her very own easel - Andrew's old portable one.
It's often a mess, with paper bits (super into cutting paper with scissors right now) and paint brushes. But it's easy to tidy and it's a happy place for her.