Thursday, September 30, 2010


The love of purple and "sparklies"!
This weeks theme of Elements Of Self is “self art” where we get to do a self portrait using what ever medium we choose.  I like working with my hands and there is so much more I would like to learn, pottery, oil painting and creative art using fabric, but my hours looking after children does not leave much free time to get my own creative juices flowing. It seems my creative focus is primarily based on what one can do with finger paints and play dough. So for this prompt, I incorporated “self portraits”  as part of this weeks  daycare theme...

Body tracing is always a fun but somewhat squirmy activity especially if you have tickle spots or you are trying to trace a one year old...not an easy task. The kids enjoyed painting themselves and choosing stickers and sparklies to embellish their self portraits. I am including my little friends as they play a big part in defining who I am.
The Gang - Sydney, Kaiden, Elliot, Jonah, Me, and Kaidince...missing - Caeden

 With the addition of  leaves and pumpkins we will soon be painting, this mural will become a "Fall Fair."

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  1. I love the way you did this. I think the way you did it tells a lot about who you are making it a real self portrait.

  2. Oh, that's adorable Marisa. I think it's so cool that a blogging meme became an idea and then a reality to share with your "kids." It looks like you all had alot of fun. :)

  3. Oh, so beautiful! I love the way you arms blend in and seem so real, so strong in this. It reminds me a little of Diego Rivera's work ... his subjects were always so rooted to the earth and real that way. And that this is life-size and there are little ones in them too! So cool.

    I know what you mean about wanting to find more creative time ... I would love to have more time to knit and learn to play the guitar and learn to paint. My goals for the years to come though :).

    Thank you for participating!

  4. that's great! i love how you got the kids involved. love all the happy colors.

  5. This is FANTASTIC!! I love how you incorporated your kiddoes into it.....and you are all a snappily-dressed crowd, i must

    dig the purple and you can never have too much sparkly bling!


  6. Getting the kids involved was a great idea.

    Your Self Art is great-- it made me smile because it looks like you were having a great time.

    Cheers, jj