Have you ever wondered what it would be like to jump into a pool filled with pom poms? A shallow pool, of course, but full to the brim of small, soft pom poms... That (very strange, I know) idea popped into my head today as I was putting some supplies together for a youth class taught at Kendall, and had to take some pom poms out of their original bag and put them into smaller baggies. When I stuck my hand into that big bag of pom poms, magical things happened.
|My hand in the magical bag of pom poms|
OK, maybe not really magical, but the pom poms were so soft, it made me feel rather relaxed! I might keep this in mind as a stress reliever. I've heard that petting animals is supposed to release tension, but as I'm allergic to many of our fur-covered friends, I may keep around a bag of pom poms as a soft and fuzzy alternative.
On to the art project!
As it's the day before Thanksgiving, and there's not much going on here at the office, I was inspired by the pom poms to do an art project. Specifically an elementary-school type art project. (Don't worry, I'll have much more advanced stuff on here, too. This is just a fun and simple warm-up!)
After looking at some images of turkeys online (to get some ideas for colors, etc) I chose some pom poms that would best suit my needs. I used some no-drip washable school glue gel, and got crafting! I was lacking any googly eyes, but found some fabric puff paint for the detail work. Here is the finished product:
|Isn't he adorable? I think I'll name him Chanticleer*|
While I realize that this is not the most amazing project ever, it got me thinking about the fact that it can be really easy to jump into art. Just find whatever you have around your home, lay your supplies out, and think about what you could make. It'll make you feel like a kid again! And it's certain to cheer you up.
Happy Crafting, and Happy Thanksgiving!