I mention frequently that Caroline is creative and spends a lot of her time doing artistic things whether it is building on the computer (Minecraft, Roblox, Animal Jam, etc.) or with real life media. I’ve asked her a few times if she’d like to share photos of some of her creations with you, but she never was ready. Until yesterday! Yesterday she came to me and said she would like to take photos and share so today we took a whole bunch of photos so you can get a peek at what she’s been up to the last few months!
She’s very much a night owl and so she does most of her computer building in the late morning/early afternoon and her real life art in the evenings. She would do art from 7:00 p.m. until the wee hours of the morning if I would let her. I usually make her stop around 10:00 p.m. so we can get to bed at a somewhat reasonable hour. This past winter we created a permanent art area in the (unfinished) basement where she has plenty of room to spread out and paint and craft to her heart’s content. Anything messy has to be done in the basement. Less messy things she has a huge desk in her room to use.
As you’ll see from the photos, right now she’s very into Star Wars, Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony, and anything miniature. Sometimes she brings things to show me when she’s done and I marvel at her skill and patience at such a young age! I think much of that has to do with our being very relaxed homeschoolers so she gets a lot of time to increase her skills. Art is clearly where God has gifted her and I’m assuming it will play some important part in her future endeavors so we make sure she has a lot of time for it.
So here’s a glimpse of what she’s done. You can also see the art products Caroline recommends on my Amazon page.
Fairy House Theme Painted with Acrylics
Air Dry Clay Painted with Acrylics
Note the tiny little pills on top of the penny over on the left. The pills are for the tiny pill bottle. 🙂
Watercolors on Watercolor Paper
Littlest Pet Shop and My Little Pony Customs
These are Littlest Pet Shop and My Little Pony toys that she has repainted to make the what is called “customs” in the LPS lingo.
Wooden Boxes Painted with Acrylics
These are made with sponges (see here) and painted with a mixture of puffy paint and acrylic paint. The bags are made from zip sandwich bags.
Wooden Hearts Painted with Acrylics
She still has the rest of the top row to finish and hang. 🙂
Acrylics on Canvas Hanging in Her Room
I hope you enjoyed a peek at Caroline’s art. Here are her recommended products if this inspires any of your kiddos!