paint yourself silly christmas tree ornament

I think my daughter is officially in love with painting pottery. In the past few weeks, we’ve been to Paint Yourself Silly twice. Her first time she had fun, but didn’t really know what to expect. The second time she painted like a pro and once she saw her first project finished and sparkly, she was hooked.

paint yourself silly christmas tree ornament

Both times we went, I didn’t paint. I’m the official pottery holder so she can paint the edges and other side. I point out places she missed and remind her what needs a second coat. I’m also in charge of adding her name and date on the back.

I try to provide art direction, but this girl has a mind of her own. She knows exactly what paint she wants where. It’s difficult for me to not pick up a brush and “fix” something. (I might have sneaked in a few touch ups here and there when she wasn’t looking!)

I guess it’s good practice for me. I have a feeling there will be lots painting in our future. Next time I’ll just have to get my own piece of pottery.

This is the last official creative space of 2010 over at Kirsty’s blog. I’ll be posting them through the end of the year, though. Want to join me?

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3 Responses to my daughter’s creative space

  1. Sarah M says:

    cute! I have a hard time too with Lukka and anything craft related (though he LOVES to do it). He also loves to paint, glue, cut, etc.etc.etc. :) I really need to help foster that more than I’m doing currently.

    Sarah M

  2. heather says:

    I have that problem when it comes to my girls’ creative projects. It’s hard for the perfectionist in me not to fix things but they set me straight, too!

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