Thursday, September 19, 2013

Outdoor Art

We took our art outside recently and explored sidewalk chalk photo art.  My girl, the girl next door and I headed outside with a box of sidewalk chalk and some ideas.  We each created one scene ourselves then took turns having our photos taken in each other's art.  It was a lot of fun!
My girl made the beret and and paint brush, I added the paint palette.  It turned into a family project when we enlisted my husband's help to climb up on a ladder to take the photos. The pavement was pretty warm and the sun was so bright that it hurt to open your eyes. Try as we might, we couldn't keep our eyes open for most of the photos.

My girl drew this one. She wanted it to look like she was floating away with the balloons.

I wanted to create butterfly wings for us.  In the photos of me you can tell I was uncomfortable laying on the hard, burning pavement.  I looked as stiff as a board and couldn't keep my eyes open.  So here's a picture of the girl instead of me.

The girl next door drew this one. Both girls decided they wanted it to look like they were running in this picture.

We had a great time creating these. Next time we need to do this earlier in the morning before the sun heats up the pavement and burns out our eyes.