Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sam's creative mind



Today, I went out to my mom's to cut her hair and we watched a movie together. From there, I went downtown to First Studio to pick up my artwork from the gallery since the exhibit is over. Max had a play date with a friend so I picked Sam up and took him to Walmart to buy fabric and felt. He has the most vivid imagination. He's either writing stories or drawing pictures or both. I had the idea of making his own creations out of felt using his drawings as patterns. So, today, we did the first one. I had planned to teach him how to do the sewing but he went with a pretty intricate creature for the first one. those limbs were not easy to do! They are so small! I told him we'd do a sewing lesson on another day. Anyway, he drew the picture and I then cut it apart and used the pieces as my pattern. I cut everything from felt so I wouldn't have to deal with turning pieces. He chose all the colors and was quite specific with every detail. He's yet to come up with a name for this guy though. This creature does, however, live in a volcano and shoots fire darts with his eyes. Now Max wants me to do one for him too! He's drawn a tiger but it's so small I could use yarn for the legs... gotta' make some changes! I promised him to do his tomorrow. If I can get him to redraw the piece, I could scan and enlarge it and then just print it for my pattern. We shall see. And now it's 5:00 so I better do something about dinner! The day flew by!

4 comments:

cetta's place said...

oh Sam - this creature is so cool!...and he's red - red is my favorite
color. excellent job, really awesome!

Karen Campbell said...

What a great idea, Angie ... this is so cute!!

Maija said...

He is so darling! What a wonderful way to expose your children to art they can create from their mind!

christygrant said...

This is SOOO fun and adorable! Clever son and clever mom! You make a great team!