craft and art

For the craft portion of this post - I present to you the Snowflakes! Following Kristin's idea and simplifying it to suit two five year olds and two three year olds, I entertained four little girls and kept myself busier than expected. Everyone enjoyed the craft project and was happy with the results and today after school we'll be hanging them on the Christmas tree...

And now for the art portion - wrapper and coin....
My friend Vivien and I had another challenge, we started with these found objects. You can see Vivien's resulting artwork on her blog and here's mine. I am calling it "paper and coin" for lack of a better idea (maybe I should consult Vivien's daughter...) I painted a 6"x6" pre-stretched blank canvas, the wrapper and the coin with acrylic paint, then trapped the wrapper and coin between three layers of tulle (two white and one red), hand stitched with cotton variegated thread and then wrapped the tulle around the canvas. I'm really enjoying the fact that these challenges are producing such abstract results for me.