Saturday, January 16, 2016
"Snow Problems Here!"
They say that if you cannot find happiness, you should make your own. The same applies to "snow-less" snowmen, too, I suppose! Once the thrill of Christmas is over, building those iconic little sentinels - and going back to school :( - are the only things left to do!
On a recent Saturday afternoon, I welcomed both happiness and snowmen in the form of a granddaughter pair seated at a kitchen table laden with an abundance of pretty paper scraps. Who even cared that outside, nature gave us scanty, ice-encrusted snow to see? Not we!
(Yes. I know. Bad English. But it rhymes!)
Hot chocolate first. Then plated chunks of cheese and fruit. A cookie, too, to fuel us for the work ahead. Bree likes paper punches; Kaylee goes to town on glue sticks. And grandma saw an opportunity to introduce some rudimentary principles and elements of design. All three of us were in artsy-craftsy heaven!
Size and Shape: Rectangles! There they are! - one 7" x 22" biggie for the body, a smaller one to make the hat. We see circles everywhere, and those come large and small, plus several sizes in between!
Color: Our snowmen sing in vivid hue, we have warm and we have cool!
Line: Strong horizontals define the hat and scarf, and diagonal arms keep our eyes moving - there's nothing static here!
To be honest, the little ladies didn't care much about my academic babbling. They were having too much fun picking paper, punching, pasting, and posing for personable pictures!
Nope! "Snow problems here!"