After a month-long break, it felt wonderful to create art with these special girls. I did not have a prepared page in mind to work on as a group. By now the girls know what materials are available and how to use them. I thought it would interesting to see how they would do working on a page of their own choosing.
We pulled up my Pinterest board titled Art Journaling and browsed pin after pin. Grace has been eager to work on a music page. Melissa chose owls. She picked a page I have been interested in trying -- creating a piece of art on a dictionary page and then adhering the dictionary page to the journal. Her page will be a series of four owls and possibly her favorite facts about them. Mine is a peacock. Lilah worked on a cupcake page using collage and Izzy and Sabrina worked on a witch page I did back in October but they really found interesting. I love that they picked themes which interest them and sparked their creativity.
Because no one finished their page, I feel that we are at a crossroads. Do we pick a simple page that can be finished in two hours or do we approach this as an independent study, where we each work on a page individually at our own pace? I asked them what they thought of this and the group agreed that I should keep the model available in case they are not struck by a bolt of creativity but leave the option to work on something different, or go back and continue a page from a previous session.
Many choices. Many possibilities. All good!