Saturday, June 21, 2008

Journaling with Madelyn

June 11, 2008 journal

Whenever I babysit my four-year-old granddaughter, Madelyn, she likes to do art of some kind. Painting, stamping, gluing bits and pieces, she likes it all. I was looking forward to sharing the crayon rubbings with her. We did several pages in her tablet of her shoe soles, sticker sheets and various toys. She enjoyed looking for textures. I did this one when she got tired of the activity. I decided that I like it without paint and didn't want to take a chance I'd mess it up. I love the idea that it has the soles of several pairs of her shoes on it including the Dora shoes that she has now outgrown.

June 17, 2008 Journal

The next week we painted outside on the deck. I was getting a migraine, so we didn't stay out long. I'm not sure what type of paint this was, but I liked it. It is in little jars. She is getting good at cleaning the brush between colors so she doesn't muddy them up. I journaled on it a couple of days later with a cream colored pen that I thought had dried up. I'm glad I didn't throw it away.


michelle ward said...

Dawn - great texture, great pages! How fun to do with your Madelyn. I love that you are seeing texture everywhere - and you are teaching that to her too.

Ingrid Dijkers said...

OMG! Shoe soles! What a great idea for wax rubbings! Now I have to dig out all my shoes and check the patterns on the bottoms of them. Love what you have done with them.

KathrynAntyr said...

aaaahhhhhh! This is the sound I uttered when I first looked at your page. I'm lovin' it! Sorry to hear that a migraine struck. I love how you have the different textures and colors so beautifully pulled together in the top composition. Splendid!

Dawn said...

Thanks all! My shoe soles are ok for texture, but my granddaughters are wonderful! I will be checking them from now on. Plus I love the fact that I am adding another bit to the record of our life that is my joural.

Holly Loves Art said...

A beautiful, inspiring blog you have here!! Thank you for sharing your lovely art with all of us.

Take care,

Los Angeles, CA

JeriAnn said...

So much inspiration from the Street Team on this Crusade. Sneaker soles -- brilliant! And I love the results.

Jodi Barone said...

Love these rubbings and that you were able to share this art adventure with Madelyn. I am off to check the bottom of my six year old's tinkerbell sneakers...thanks for a great idea!

tina's space said...

these are fabulous dawn. it must be so much fun to do stuff with your grandaughter. i am going to try doing some shoes too.