Friday, April 8, 2016

An Eric Carle kind of art for Paint Party Friday with our grand Ninja boy!

 For a couple of days this week our grandson came to spend time with us. He loves to do "art projects" and sometimes I don't know what we'll do until we start doing it!   
We read a book by Eric Carle earlier in the day, so we proceeded to use his art as our guide.  Eric Carle is known for his painted paper and scissor cut designs.  We didn't paint any paper but simply cut colored paper into shapes and pasted them on a larger piece of paper.  Good to go! 
 

Our boy broke his arm a couple of weeks ago.  It was just something that happens when kids jump from things.  He is healing and isn't jumping from anything while here.  It is quite amazing how kids adapt to a mishap because it didn't slow him down. 
 Pretty sweet to see what the finished product became!  I love it! 


Below is the picture I made from cut paper.  Together we created something inspired by Eric Carle and had fun doing it!

 .....and then we moved on to Lego's!  Need I say more? 
There were several jaunts outside and some goat feeding.  Our goat, Professor, is always happy for  company and a few carrots! 
Did you know that goats don't have upper teeth?  There is a lot of crunching, and chewing noises going on, so somehow they are able to eat just fine.  If they nibble on your fingers there is no harm done. 




What else did we find?  Frogs! 
For some reason we have seen more frogs in the past two weeks than ever. 
This yellow frog jumped out from the path of our lawn mower!  So glad he did.....and he isn't small either. 
I can't locate the species name but will stay at it until I do.  It is a new one to us.

 The Brown Oregon Spotted Frog showed up under a plastic pond form, and then there was.......
.....another one, in a different location.  We checked on them many times this day.  They are both named Fred. Fred, the second, is in a window well, where it is quite dry, so we took him water.  He jumped in the container and there he stays. I've been flushing the water each day since then.  I hope he knows how to get out of the window well?  He seems rather satisfied with his environment. 
That's it for my week! 
Happy Paint Party Friday and Happy weekend!! 

14 comments:

  1. Very fun, Julene! I'm glad to read about your adventures—both inside and outside—with KW.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! We manage to keep things hopping around here with whatever we do together! It's so nice to hear from you!

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  2. Glad you 2 had so much fun, and that the injury didn't slow your little artist down. Thanks for sharing art and photos, Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Hi Valerie-Jael! It's so nice of you stop by and take a look at PPF offering! Doing art adds to the richness of life and creates a grateful heart for me. Happy Day to you! Julene

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  3. Your post reminds me of how much I miss those days when my granddaughter was a child. How time flies! I love the paper pictures you made. It reminds me of the mixed media piece I showed last week, made with scraps of painted papers and magazine snippets. So nice that your grandson is learning to do art and to appreciate art at such a young age.

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  4. art with Grandson gave me a smile today Julene! Thanks for sharing these precious times. He is adorable btw.

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  5. He's a super cutie! I love the Eric Carle style of art (he's one of my favorite children's artists/author-though I'm not sure his art is really just for children). Love the goats too!

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  6. Lots of fun things to see here! Have a great weekend.

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  7. What a fabulous post...loved your grandsons artwork..so sweet and yours along with it! All the photos are so fun too! A very enjoyable visit! Such a precious boy! So sweet and talented!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. oh the poor little fella breaking his arm,, beautiful creations and my gosh I love goats,, my son has goats,, they are such lovely critters,,

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  9. Sweet photos of a sweet boy. I like the idea of reading Eric Carle and then attempting to imitate his style. Carle will always be a favorite of his now.
    We don't have frogs here but the lizards keep me entertained. Some like to jump into buckets and I always tip the buckets so they can get out. Silly lizards and frogs.

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  10. Cool art work and great photos. Happy Friday!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  11. I used to love looking at Eric Carle books with my daughter. I had even them as gifts to my nieces and nephews in India. What a joy to share time crafting with your grandson. He looks so sweet. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments. The goat, I notice, has a horn. Just one?

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    1. The goat has two horns. Funny, but it looks like he has one. He is a cashmere goat.

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