Thursday, April 8, 2010

Paint With Me - What Week Are We On Anyway?

I sat down with Dylan, to try and paint some umbrellas.  Five minutes into our painting session, he spilled the entire cup of water all over the table, and the floor.  After that, he was disgusted with himself, and insisted that we do something else.  So much for finding myself in The Zone this week!

I did finish the second scrap box, but I don't have a picture of it.  It was a gift for my mom, for her birthday, and I rushed to finish it, forgetting to even snap a picture!  So, I will just show you a few things we've been creating the past few weeks...
Dylan painted a birdhouse.  He was very serious, very concentrated.  He couldn't wait to see some birds come to eat the seeds we put in it.  We have not seen a single bird!  Could someone explain that?  Did we accidentally paint it a color that scares birds? What the heck?

I love Sesame Street.  I grew up watching it, and now I'm watching it with Dylan.  He's learning all sorts of new words - "Hibernation", "Metamorphosis", "Habitat", etc. (I drew the picture with a permanent marker first, which explains the line that doesn't belong. Then colored it with Dylan's markers).

Do you know about "Rolie Polie Olie"?  It is one of our favorite children's books!  The pictures are adorable, and the rhymes are just fun to read. "The Rolie Polie Rumba Dance was always done in underpants".

(I drew this one with pencil first, then colored it in with markers).

If you would like to join in on this Paint With Me challenge, or just want to see some other creativity, check out Feather's site.


Nicole Jensen said...

Aww..poor kid. At least his bird house looks pretty snazzy!

Brooke G. said...

Maybe more seed???? I don't know - we have a ton of animals eating out of ours - squirrels, bunnys, birds - I think we are feeding all of animalkind out there :D

You are so much better at this painting thing than me! I need to kick it into gear - lol!

blue china studio said...

Like the bird feeder. Very cute.

It may take a couple of weeks for the birds to find it and keep coming back. I think I read somewhere between 1 and 2 weeks sometimes.

Anonymous said...

I love how the birdhouse turned out! That is on our To Do list for spring - the kids really enjoy wildlife of any kind, but especially birds.

And I love your drawings! Awesome!

Burgh Baby said...

Dude. You can draw. Like, wow!

Feather said...

so much to say.
first off...the birds will come, but it takes a while at first. once they find your feeder, look out! you'll be filling it everyday! they bring their friends, you know?
bird feeders...a very Martha-like project! hee hee.
and the cartoon drawings are fantastic! those seem to be my favorite drawings to do. i often draw characters from my children's books. love your art, girl!

Lindsay said...

There is still hope for us! :)
I love your drawings, you are SO talented. I had a similar experience with our bird feeder last year. The birds never came, but the squirrels were VERY happy.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Your drawings are awesome!

I love that bird feeder. I'm not sure why the birds aren't coming...maybe it's the purple? But I wouldn't think so. Hmm...I'm not sure.

Steph said...

Art at your house is fun (even when water gets knocked over). It is a wise mother who provides opportunities for creativity, and knows her child and his needs. Great pictures. You are talented.

The Girls' Mommy said...

I love that picture of him painting!!