New Uses for Old Things

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My favorite discovery of the day

Today’s lesson was all about repurposing common household items to paint with. It was pretty fun to guess what their marks were going to look like and then work with the results.

My favorite was the drawer liner. But I used an old cork, fork, credit card, milk cap and even a toy truck!

Funny thing about that toy truck, though. I picked it because it had nice, fat wheels that I thought would make a good tread mark. And it did, sort of, but . . . . . . . . what I didn’t realize is that it’s the kind of toy that when you roll it backwards, the wheels are spring-loaded and automatically shoot the toy forward when you release it.

Ha!

Surprise!

Paint splatters all around!

I had a good laugh, and it wasn’t too much trouble to clean up. I think next time I’ll pick a different wheeled vehicle though. Or maybe just a bigger canvas. 🙂

It’s nice to think about using common things in an unusual way. And to play.

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

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