Actually, we've been working every day a little bit on our paintings and two other art projects. Mimi just forgets to take photos of everything - especially during the exciting parts of working in the studio! But for sure, we get photos of the final products.
Remember last year when the girls wanted to make paintings on canvas of sunsets? Instead we created handmade books and painted one of the pages with sunsets. Well, this year, the girls still wanted to do those paintings on canvas. So we did! Both of the girls knew exactly what they wanted to paint and after a few suggestions from Mimi on perspective and texturing, the pieces were awesomeness on a canvas!.
During periods that our canvases were drying, we took on two minor projects. One was acrylic painting on a smaller canvas.
The other small project we did was a plaster on guaze encaustic collage. We first shaped the gauze which is empregnated with plaster by wetting it to activate the plaster and doubling it over a wire. When it was dry, we paintied it, and did a small wax collage on it. Lastly, we "antiqued" it by rubbing it with dark with oil paint to make it look seasoned and old.
[These photos do not do the artwork justice - especially the small ones. I'm sorry for my lack of photography skills, girls. I'll do better next time.]
[Click on this image if you want a better look.]
Sadly, it was time for the campers to gather all their belongings and pack up.
Paris tote bags and silver flipflops were official camp gear. We shopped for them at Katy Mills Mall before we ever left Katy for Camp the first day. How cool is that?
Of course, there is always left over food and candy. On the last day, they eat all they can and pack the rest! And then . . .
My granddaddy used to always say as we were getting in the car to leave, "Well, the sad part's here." That meant it was the final goodbye for that visit. At Camp T we are really sad at that part.
Camp T isn't like anything else. It isn't like a regular visit to the grandparents' house where the adults talk and hang out a little with the kids - like to go eat out or something. No. Camp T is where the adults become kids and do everything with the kids! EVERYTHING!!
If the campers are in the kitchen, Mimi and PapaT are in the kitchen. If the campers are in the living room, PapaT and Mimi are in the living room. If they are in the art studio -- well, Mimi is in the art studio & PapaT is taking a break (ha) -- Anyway, it's different because wherever the campers are, whatever they are doing -- PapaT and Mimi are right in there doing it with them . Not just watching -- playing a game, making a movie, doing art, taking photos - whatever. And at Camp T, the campers are in charge of the schedule and where to have fun next! There's nothing like it! We all love it!!
So long, sweet campers. We'll miss you.
(BTW, Sam Houston TShirts are a traditional parting gift. Go Bearkats!!)