Our tarp has been around since my hubby and I have been married. First serving as ground protection while we were painting the walls of our first place as husband and wife, it quickly became the tarp for everything : Working on bikes, spray painting hardware, my husband painting with oils long into the night, you name it.
Since Little Miss has been old enough to do crafts, our tarp has now become a symbol of creativity. Every time it comes out, great things happen. Whether it be play dough, clay, collages or paint, this loyal king size sheet has been there for us, ready to help and inspire beauty.
Tonight, it was paint.
We have many kinds of paint, but water colors seem to be a favorite here. Maybe it’s the ease with which the colors blend, maybe it’s the delicate nature of the technique, but whatever it is, it is quickly brought out of the art cabinet when a nice evening of creation is requested.
When I bought materials, I went for the old school hockey puck size color pastilles. I remember using these in grade school. So rich and vibrant. And paper we could share is the best kind of paper. Family art projects are truly the best.
Have a wonderful evening everyone.
Do you have a favorite art medium? What faithfully comes out when an art session is in order?