My girls are like magpies collecting taonga (treasures) wherever they go exploring. I think they get this mainly from their Dad who is fond of collecting too. I am pleased they have this gathering trait as it lends itself well to art and craft creations. Perhaps I used to be like this when I was younger but since having children I glean great satisfaction from clearing surfaces in great swoops. I think this has something to do with having a busy mind and literally needing to de-clutter to keep my sanity! The girls and hubby get frustrated with me though, because I have been known to get carried away with the minimalist look, leaving them wondering where some treasures have gone! An organised craft area/bookshelf that can visually store little bits and pieces could be a good compromise.
I’ve been wondering what on earth to do with this collection of pretty glass. Whilst Alice had a nap this afternoon I decided to have a little play with the sea glass on the table.
Much more fun to let Alice have a go…
She was committed to alternating light and dark pieces of glass around the edge of the wings. A theme continued from previous pieces of art work. I was tempted to tell her that she should keep it dark all around the edge but I shut my mouth (which was hard) and let her do it her way.
I did point out the antennae on the picture, which she added in her own unique way.
Thinking about how to frame this so we can show it off. Any ideas would be welcome!