the first day of camp, the kids decorated the front of their art journals, so that took the first half of the day. we knew we would not be lucky the rest of the week though; therefore, we began planning 2 projects per day…one before snack break, and one after.

the first artist we studied on day 2 was james rizzi. even if you don’t know him by name, i’m sure you will recognize his work from a postage stamp, or maybe even a volkswagen beetle!

he is most famous forย his anthropomorphic cityscapes. (anthropomorphic means giving non living things human, or animal characteristics.)

here is a picture of tori painting our example

the kids had a hard time grasping this concept for some reason. i think instead of giving inanimate objects life, they would rather just draw live things…so we had a lot of cats, dogs and other creatures. there is one that tori and i fell in love with, and i think it had something to do with the sun ๐Ÿ™‚

so cute! plus he said he was going to give his art journal to his parents as a christmas present so that was super cute too.

i don’t think you can really go wrong with the watercolor/crayon resist technique. here are some others…

for the second half of the day, we studied michel keck. she is most known for her “modern dog collage art.” even though she is fairly new to the game, she has already sold over 1,600 original pieces to art collectors across the world.

i set out a plethora of scrapbook papers (should’ve taken a picture) and let the kids pick 10 different sheets. then, i let them choose from one of these two very cute templates i found from martha stewart:

here is the example i made

this project did not go over that well. there was a lot of cutting and gluing, and quite frankly the kids were being lazy, lol. for the ones that finished early i encouraged bones, paw prints, or giving their pooch a name in the background. they still turned out pretty cute. tori suggested using “less busy” patterns in the future. she’s probably right.

love the eyelashes and hairbow! ๐Ÿ™‚

look at those ears! awwww!

after a busy day with lots of campers, tori and i were ready for some adult interaction. we headed to mass ave for lunch and shopping with my usual partner in crime ashlee, and baby archer (even though she’s not such a baby anymore)!

archer loved my necklace, lol

awwww! i love this sweet girl! and we were matching in neons…me in my new fave hot pink shirt, and archer in the new skirt i got her for her bday ๐Ÿ™‚ this memory makes me happy.

we had lunch at hoaglin to go and dessert and yogulatte. when we got back to ashlee’s, we pushed archer around for a bit and watched her practice her newfound skill of walking. so cute!

tori kept tickling archer’s feet, so she made a new friend forever, lol

ashlee and archer were both tired, so we left to let them get some rest. heck, i was tired too, but tori drug me back for more shopping at circle centre. it was a fun day. long, but fun. (hence me posting a day late) ๐Ÿ˜‰