... but we mostly just messed around and experimented. We decorated paper with watercolor and sponge brushes. We also experimented with painting with paint brushes, scouring pads, coins, putting paint in bubble soap and blowing bubbles on paper, and anything else we thought might be cool. Hands-down, the sponge brushes seemed to work the best, but the most fun part was experimenting.
I stayed focused on trying out different textures, while Eliza got excited about exploring various ways of mixing colors, creating her own shades. During the process, she seemed gleeful, more excited about an art project than she'd ever been. "I just want to play!" she exclaimed as she toyed with sponging, spattering, and splashing paint on paper. I can't think of a better way to experience art, can you? :-)
Some of our creations:
In other homeschooly news:
River has been "obsessed" (her word) with the novel she's writing. When she reached the 100-page mark, according to tradition, she got a cake:
She also started writing a novel for her brother. She's started reading fiction again, including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. She's been reading up a little bit on film directing and screenwriting, and she's starting reading screenplays. She's also working her way through Algebra I and doing some German with Rosetta Stone.
Sieve of Eratosthenes.
It is suddenly so gloriously spring! Today's highlight: an Easter egg hunt.
The dogwood tree in the background was planted, in 1993, in memory of our first child, who was stillborn. He'd be 19 now.