Wednesday, January 24, 2007

A Deck of Me- Week 4: A Symbol You Love

Emily's prompt for this week is "A Symbol You Love". So here it is in a first grade class art project kind of way... a fish! A fish is the symbol for Christ and I also love that a flying fish is the symbol for magic. I love both things! (The butterflies and dragonflies help you know the fish is flying.) I was going to do a watercolor painting like I have done for all the other weeks, but I'm already working on a watercolor painting that my head is really into and I just wanted to have fun and try something different with this week's challenge. (Check later this week to see the little painting I'm working on, it'll be done- it's very whimsical- like the post below this) :)

This technique for this is something that I taught to my daughter's first grade class last week. You paint glue on a page and then stick little pieces of colored tissue to it in anyway you want. After it dries you cut out the shape of your object and attach it to a background paper. I knew I wanted to make my symbol be a fish and my daughter was the one who thought to make my fish this way because of the art lesson I taught in her class of making "Elmer the elephant". So Sunday night we all (Seth, me, and my two girls) sat down at our table and made our little tissue art fishes. It was so fun, messy, and carefree. I think Makenzie's turned out beautiful. Here it is.





18 comments:

marie said...

i love your cards, every week i have a look at your new art work thank you for sharing.

Kristen said...

decoupage fish! yay! I like the many many colors!

jess said...

i like the colours you have used! so bright and happy!
Jess

Ruth said...

Wow love your fish and McKenzies, fab idea.

valerie said...

stunning your cards just keep getting better

Nat said...

I love this colorful cards- what a wonderful idea!

queendebbee said...

It looks like your daughter has inherited your artistic talent :) Love your creativity and your gift for painting! I'm having so much fun blog hopping and seeing the variety of mediums being used for this challenge. So glad I decided to take the plunge! Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog :)

Di said...

A beautiful card, what a lovely technique too.

cheri said...

My, my, my! Took a look at all of your cards and they are all wonderful! It looks like you are enjoying yourself...and that is the way it should be.

Lis said...

Beautiful :)

S.T. Lewis said...

I want to see everyone's fishes. You're the coolest family ever.

Bloop Bloop Bleep Bleep said...

You guys are all SO talented. I hope when we have kids that I'm half as creative as you are with your family time projects. I might need you to write a book about how to be you or something.

Seth Hippen said...

Hey, nice fish and stuff.

happydays525 said...

Wow, this is simply wonderful! Nice journaling about it too. Have you ever thought of illustrating children's books? Your stuff is amazing!

Gigi said...

ooooooh! such a cool fish...love the fact that it is flying!!! & your daughter's is pretty dang awesome too! so great that you are doing this w/ the family

suebaru said...

Love the beautiful colours of your card!

michelle said...

i love your card - totally took me back to a 4th grade project i did. and your daughters card is so cute..

Lis said...

Love the fish, awesome card :)