Tuesday, May 13, 2014

My creative little girl.

I'm such a proud Mommy!  This is my mini fabulous submission for the Elk River Arts Alliance Children Art Show.  Matisse is in Kindergarten and has taken several hours to complete this wonderful work.  I showed her an image off from Cassie Stephens website which inspired the start to this work (thanks for the inspiration Cassie).  She has been sewing in her Montessori pre school and at home for many years.  She is getting quite good on the machine with assistance.  She then painted gesso for the windows and acrylics on top.  Matisse watercolored the paper for the background and rummaged through my many craft supplies...

The tree is a 'crazy vegetable/fruit tree'.  It grows carrots, apples, grapes and peas.  She hand sewed all the little beads on.  The people are a skills she learned in K Club, an after school program at Elk River. They are made with beads, yarn, fabric and wire.  You see the Mom, Dad and little girl (I don't know if she is intentionally leaving her brother out of this artwork or not) :) We placed it in a shadow box to allow all the mixed mediums fit.

Again, so proud of the creativity from this little pumpkin!


  1. What great effort, creativity and talent! Looks like it took a long time to make, so its a project she must have truly enjoyed in order to stick with it! Nice work, Matisse!

  2. It's soooo cute!! What an incredible job she did, yay, Matisse!!

  3. She did an awesome job; I can't wait to see it!
    P.S. She looks so grown up in that picture; she's getting so big.

  4. I can't believe that a kindergarten age child did this