Art Outdoors

When the weather gets warm I like to move our easel outside
There's just something about
 the fresh air and the sun, the birds chirping, the bees buzzing, lawns being mowed, flowers waiting to be picked, cool breezes, rustling leaves...
I could go on for days about the lovely outdoors
it seems to crack creative minds wide open

Trying to paint a dandelion to the paper

Portrait of Mommy with "two red Mommy ears and a red Mommy mouth"

I think the most creative stuff comes from the unplanned events
I brought out the paint, brushes and paper so that the girls could paint on the paper with the brushes.
They of course thought otherwise

 After painting the table C went inside the house to wash her hands but instead came out with a toy coffee pot filled with water to water the flowers (and the weeds)

After making a nice watery muddy mess she asked if I could bring out the sidewalk chalk
Perfect opportunity to make sidewalk chalk paint I thought!
Instead what I got was all the chalk dumped into bowls of water
which turned out to be awesome!

I think drawing with wet chalk is the equivalent of drawing with melty crayons
it's smoother, bolder, blends together and layers up for great texture
the only con
the chalk ends up being used a lot quicker than normal

 We had so much fun with the wet chalk
I can't wait for the girls to do some more
when I was cleaning up the yard I found the dandelion dried to the easel
a picture perfect sight before heading back inside

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  1. Wow! You are raising some great artists in training! I love seeing their love to create captured in the pictures. What a fun blog you have! I'm excited to follow you and see the great things you do. I LOVE good art!

  2. What a Great Post! Love the easel outside! I Love the wet chalk painting! They really got into it! Beautiful Art!

  3. My little one thinks everything is more fun outside. We don't have an easel but we hang a large piece of banner paper on our back fence. She loves it.

    so nice to meet you!

  4. Thanks everyone for the comments, we really enjoyed ourselves :)

  5. Beautiful! And a good reminder for me to get on with purchasing an easel! I can't find the "right" one and keep on looking!

  6. Some great ideas going on here! Imaginitive little girls you have!

  7. Hi Aleacia,

    We are starting up a new weekly Outdoor Play linky this coming Friday (May 13). It would be great if you came over and linked this up!


  8. Hi Aleacia,

    I was looking for an e-mail on your profile so I am just writing here! I've been inspired to create a .com by you and many people! Mine is in transition through blogger/godaddy. Was wondering how long it took to go through? Did you go through blogger? Just curious of your experience with this! I feel like certain things have disappeared in the process! Thanks! You can e.mail me through my profile.

  9. Tons of inspiration to get kid's outside, creating and having fun. And the added bonus of art outside is that you don't have to stress the mess!

  10. Looks like an awesome messy creative day for you guys. I love it. Thanks for sharing at my party! Be sure to come back and play tomorrow.


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