Kaiya and Jaron came over to color with me today for our now weekly art society meeting. Yes, I belong to an art society with an 8 and 6 year old. They wanted to listen to classical music while we created - we're dealing with a rare brand of children here.
When they walked in Kaiya showed me a picture of a hummingbird that she wanted to copy. And I thought she would want to paint it with sparkly watercolors as that is her medium of choice these days but she started eye-balling the World's Largest Felt Collection and asked, "Is today the day we finally use felt?" And I knew that it was time.
You guys, she's my little felting padawan! I felt just like Willy Wonka when he met Charlie Bucket and thought, yes, finally, someone to pass it all on to.
I showed her how to cut out shapes and what order to do things. And she picked out all the colors we would use and cut out a lot of feathers and glued them on. And then she decided that where there are hummingbirds there are flowers so I made some rosettes and behold:
She asked if I could make it into a pillow. Cute!
And then she did my hair for me.
Jaron was content drawing pictures of pirate ships and drinking hot chocolate even though it was 80 degrees today. One of our society's bylaws is that we will always have hot chocolate if we want it.
Fact: my art society is rad.