So we are into our second week of school here! Still can't believe that! It's crazy how fast the summer went by! Of course before my little miss wanted to go back to school the painting bug bit her! Most of the time I can get her to paint with me, but last week that's ALL she wanted to do ALL day long! I was in painting mood so she didn't have to twist my arm too much!
Of course as we both sat down to paint she had an idea for us to work together. So I just went with it! I have to say I'm happy that I did! It was a lot of fun and a great lesson on letting go and being patient! She thought it would be fun to each start out painting something and then trade and work on each others project and continue to trade.
I still have a big stack of index cards on my table so that's what we used! We finally decided to time each round for a minute and a half and then trade. This gave us enough time to get something on the card, but not too much. The cards above are how we each started out. I've labled the photos with our names on them, but will explain as I post them. My card is on the left with Aliya's on the right.
For this round it was back to our own cards again. You can see I added some dots and lines to the shapes on mine. Aliya went with adding more circles and lines to hers. This round was also done for the minute and a half. After this round though we decided together that we could each continue working on our own cards and do some details and finish them up.
This is my card after I finished adding a little bit more color and detail.
We've done this a few other times as well. It's been a fun way to spend time with each other and to learn to let go with my own art. First of all they are only index cards! Plus it's paint and it can probably be covered up or tunred into something else! The rounds that were harder for me to let go on were when she would add paper to my card. We both have different styles and it makes you work out of your own comfort zone for sure! We both worked at the same table across from each other with my timer in the middle of us. After each round was over it was fun to see what the other person had done. She would say oh I love what you did on my card. I would say oh I didn't think of trying that! It's definately something we will continue to do! Right now it's her go to thing after school!