Monthly Archives: May 2012

Happy Mother’s Day

I feel particularly blessed over the past few weeks.

Two weekends ago we went to the Picasso exhibit at the AGO.  It was incredible to see; I actually got a little teary-eyed a few times.  My 2 year old didn’t last very long in there, but the 9 year old did – we had great discussions, and pondered what it meant that the noses were the predominant part of his portraits.  She has decided to study Picasso as her research project at school.

Last weekend we went to the open studios at Alton Mill.  They had several hour-long art workshops.  We painted:

We tried encaustics:

We made collages:

Then Tuesday I took my 9 year old to see Cats.  Her class had performed a dance to Jellicle Cats, which sparked her interest, so we bought tickets for her birthday.

Today we went to the local kids museum, to see their new animatronic dinosaur exhibit, and an interactive art exhibit curated by Yoko Ono.

Next week has more art+quilt excitement, which I will post  about when I get a chance!