Getting creative

If this isn’t your first time reading one of my posts, you’ll probably know that Lily loves her art. She enjoys getting creative, and she’s been doing a lot of art whilst being off school. You can’t just keep drawing pictures though, so we’ve been looking at different things to do.

One thing she has enjoyed doing, is blow painting with straws. She did a really nice one of a dolphin that cut out of card, and put in a sea background. It was so nice it deserved to go in a frame. Though we haven’t yet settled on a place for it to go in the house.

Dolphin painting

That one was very precise, with a picture in mind. She then did another one, which is a more traditional blow painting, which I also really like, again there is an animal cut out of cardboard in the corner. I think it’s supposed to be a dog, Lily doesn’t seem too sure herself. Oh well it adds to the intrigue.

Blow painting


Finally we come to my favourite piece, and something completely different.

Branch art

A small branch decorated with leaves that have been cut out of paper and coloured in, then attached using string. Then we’ve used the string to hang it in pride of place on the upstairs landing.

Lily really enjoyed doing these, and we are looking at other things to do. The next idea we have is some paper roll animals which should be fun. I am always a big supporter of getting creative, and not just for children, adults too. I find it an extremely important part of maintaining my mental health.

As always Lily would like to know which one people like the most, so if you can comment your favourite below it would be really appreciated.

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21 thoughts on “Getting creative

  • April 21, 2020 at 2:11 pm
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    I love the dolphin painting ❤️

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    • April 21, 2020 at 8:38 pm
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      Great choice 😊

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  • April 21, 2020 at 4:08 pm
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    Greatest use of the branch, to make a piece of art, but keeping it in its original context. Great work

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    • April 21, 2020 at 8:39 pm
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      That was Lily’s idea, I agree it keeps it as a branch, which is awesome.

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      • April 21, 2020 at 8:41 pm
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        Good thinking Lily 👍

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  • April 21, 2020 at 5:52 pm
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    I love the second one Lily it looks beautiful 😊

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    • April 21, 2020 at 8:40 pm
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      Thank you 😊

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  • April 21, 2020 at 8:34 pm
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    I love all of Lily’s art, it’s so sweet to see what she does and here how she enjoys doing it.

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    • April 21, 2020 at 8:40 pm
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      Thank you, she is really pleased that people are looking at her stuff and enjoying them 😊

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  • April 21, 2020 at 9:08 pm
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    I love the dolphin painting mainly because of its abstract quality; blow painting is a fun way to color a sheet! I love the second one also because of the colors. 🙂

    Completely different, but the leaf art is amazing! And paper roll animals are fun, though I never could ‘roll’ them well.

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    • April 21, 2020 at 10:11 pm
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      I’ve never tried paper roll animals before, so I’m hoping my help won’t be required 😂

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  • April 21, 2020 at 10:20 pm
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    This is such a cool idea! My kids would love the painting with straws thing. Thanks for the tip

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  • April 22, 2020 at 9:25 am
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    Lovely art as always, impossible to choose a favourite, they are all great.

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  • April 22, 2020 at 2:06 pm
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    Blowing paint with straws is something that Flora used to love too – it’s such a fun thing to do. And she’s been making mobiles with sticks and other bits and bobs as well – great minds! Her latest thing is making terrariums with my old jam jars and whatever she can find in the garden – we have a growing collection on the window sill… 🙂

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  • April 22, 2020 at 2:16 pm
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    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that color! It’s great that she found something that she really enjoys – sometimes it takes us a while to find that passion!

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  • April 22, 2020 at 3:27 pm
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    Wow! Lily seems to be quite the little artist! Love all of her work! Thanks for sharing it!

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    • April 24, 2020 at 3:06 pm
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      Thank you 😊

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  • April 22, 2020 at 3:44 pm
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    Lily is pretty amazing! I absolutely love her art work! Very creative, what a beautiful mind!

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    • April 24, 2020 at 3:06 pm
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      Thank you 😊

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  • April 25, 2020 at 7:46 pm
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    Love the dolphin picture very abstract. But they are all very good

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