I don’t have grandchildren, but many of my friends do — and I just love to see what they come up with when they are on “grandma duty.” Linda Huebner of Kensington, MN has a couple of beautiful granddaughters who just love spending time with their ever-so-creative grandmother. Linda calls her time with the girls Grandma Camp. So this month, our guest artists are Maren (age 7) and Clare (age 10).
During their Grandma Camp session in September, Maren and Clare dug into the paintstiks for a delightful morning of fun. Linda had purchased some pre-printed t-shirts from The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and the girls set out to color them in with the paints. Here they are hard at work. (And I see that Grandma had them attired in proper painting clothes so they didn’t decorate their clothes…
I think the t-shirts are quite lovely. Maren and Clare did a remarkable job of blending a few colors as they colored in the faces. That was their one big request for the paint company — they would like a good “flesh” color. Here are the t-shirts finished.
Don’t you just love those sunglasses? Here are our lovely artists with their shirts. I sure hope Grandma fed them breakfast before she brought out the paints — it looks like they had a busy morning!
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One of my quilt group friends got her grand kids, mostly boys, quilting and sewing. She sometimes brings them to guild events. One of the boys, now about 17 years old, proudly brings the quilts he has made to show off.
Debbie St. Germain says
The girls did a wonderful job with their painting and shading. I used to teach kids tole painting and they are the best students. We used to use marvey markers or acrylics with fabric medium when we did it.