We've been having some big beautiful days in these parts. The weather has been gorgeous and we've been having loads of fun playing at the splash pad, picking strawberries and working on our own gardens.
Today is sure to be another stunner. You know it's going to be a good day when your little has worked on a painting and had a bath by 8am; what will the rest of the day hold?!
My little guy has been working on this painting for over a year. He pulls it out every once in awhile and adds another layer. I'm thinking we might make it a mixed media piece by adding some pictures and text during it's next round of work. Looking forward to hanging it on the wall one of these days.
I highly recommend picking up a canvas and some paints for your little one to experiment with. We've used a bunch of different types of paints and tools over the last year from brushes to apples and forks, etc. Today he stuck to using his hands and enjoyed the textures and mixing colours. I think the process of creating and experimenting feeds their little minds and hearts, just like it feed mine.
Kokobaru has also been working on some fun smaller projects as well as some larger custom quilt projects. It's going to be a mighty busy summer!
A few weeks back I held a draw on the Kokobaru Facebook page to celebrate hitting 400 likes. The prize was a custom toy made with the winner's children's clothing. Knowing the winner had 2 children and seeing the abundance of fabric she brought with her I figured it would be a nice surprise if I made her a toy for each child. She had mentioned one child liked owls, the other was indifferent and she liked the monsters. So I opted to make an owl and a monster, each with special pockets, perfect for keeping secret notes or to hold a tooth for the tooth fairy. It was lots of fun to work on them and she seemed pretty pleased when she picked them up, which made my day.
Now to get outside! Hoe the vegetable garden, add some mulch a friend generously passed on to us to help with the weeds and water retention, plant some new flowers and just enjoy the beauty of this amazing day.
What will you be doing on this gorgeous day?
Maker of things. Lover of colour and texture and contrast. Thinker & creator. Daughter, sister, partner, mother, friend. Mighty woman.