Saturday, February 21, 2015

Of frogs and flowers and fingerprints

We've had some gloriously sunny days. 
Trees are budding
and the daylight is lingering a little longer. 
It feels like spring is here and with it comes the longing to be outside, which
makes it a little harder for when we have a rainy, sloppy, stay-inside kind of day.
Inevitably, I hear, "What can I dooooooooo?" 
When I recently combed my bookshelves for an idea, I found this little gem that I had forgotten about. 
All that is needed is some blank paper, some ink pads, and a black, thin, felt pen.
Here are some of Ellie's creations from the other day.
Ellie's version of the cover

From left to right: a duck, a cocoon, a turtle, a flower, a fuzzy caterpillar, a regular caterpillar, a frog, and a bee flapping its wings...just so you know.

Then the creative juices really began to flow. 
Can you guess who she was thinking of when she made this little guy?
Skateboarder Dude

Business Man Dude {holding his phone and his briefcase}

Snails and a plant
{"The Pop is the purple one with a beard on the left, and the Mom is the yellow one on the right."}
Something so simple, yet different from the ordinary step by step drawing books, gave her a delightful, artful afternoon.   WIN!

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  1. Ah, I love it! The skater dude is so cool, and how adorable are those snails?

  2. Very proud to say, that one of the blue ones is my artwork. ; )

  3. My kids love Ed Emberley's books. They are fun art, for sure.

    1. I bet Mr. Emberley was/is (?) a fun dad. To think up something so simple, yet so fun.
      Thanks for stopping by, Jody.

  4. This is so fun! We did this for our summer strawberry study! Thanks for sharing this inspiration! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by JES, and thank you for hosting the Link Up. I really enjoy seeing what others have to share. :-)


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