The kids and I have been working on "poetrees" to aid our writing on certain subjects. It's a fun way to encourage artistic brainstorming, for kids who aren't old enough (or excited about) outlining or list-making.
red, orange, and yellow watercolor
Paint a simple sunset (which can include the sun, or just layers of red, orange and yellow.)
The other magazine transformations are here. I also used the chopped off heads on other papers, for the kids to draw on hair and bodies. It's a good get-you-started art diving board. The artist got fairly elaborate with hers, even drawing in background scenes and writing a story to go along with it.
Little Lad's Before shot
Several more "After" products:
Well, I don't have that problem. I rip, slash, and gouge out whatever I don't want. And, before you see me as a merciless book-killer, let me justify myself. The book below was lovely, old and torn, fraying apart and worn. It may have been loved...but then was left, abandoned, forgotten. It was crammed with many other treasure-books into a plastic tub at a thrift store, and sold for a quarter. So, I could cram it right back into my bookcase and leave it there, soon-forgotten (too many pages were torn to actually read the book,) or I could give it new life and purpose. This is its second chance, people!!
I call it "Youth." You can see that Youth, of course, has wings. She sits seemingly bored where she is, hair carried by the gentle breeze...while the real treasure lies just beyond, in Home and companionship. Yes, I'm just that deep.
LOVE books...in all forms.