Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Thank you for keeping up with us at Monkey Musings.

Christmas blessings to you and yours from John Michael and the rest of the Crumleys.

May your holidays be filled with wonder and awe, peace, joy, and love.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Ceramics Studio Painting

John Michael recently spent a super fun morning at a ceramics studio as part of a birthday celebration for two of his little girlfriends, Eva and Annelies.  We chose an ornament to adorn our Christmas tree.

I loved his concentration and willingness to paint and explore color and texture, using his fingers as well.

I tried to help him keep his colors separate so his ornament wouldn't be a big brown blob. I think we managed pretty well...

As a finishing touch, I helped him put his handprint on the ornament. He chose green.  Unfortunately, I forgot to turn it, so his hand was at the bottom of the ornament, upside down. Oh, well...

I think he was quite pleased with his creation and loved spending some time with his friends.

Today, I picked up the finished piece.

I'm thrilled with the way it came out.  Yes, lots of brown, but plenty of color showing through!

I love the colors!

And, not to be missed... the big, green handprint underneath the ornament.  LOL!

It looks AWESOME on our tree!