Wednesday, February 10, 2016
I make these montages by putting the pictures into a word document. I crop them, and make them all the same height, so the rows work out. Still there was something strange with G and L... Good enough for pictures that I plan to have cut up. I've made a few other montages for M's birthday and bookmarks that I paid more attention to details...
So we've been making valentines like crazy. I'm trying to help M understand that she can't spend 5 minutes on a valentine and then crumple it up. I dislike perfectionism. Poor girl. She doesn't have to make valentines for all the kids at co-op, but a few would be nice. And done is better than perfect. I used to say "Done is better than good." But I think the key to that is developing skill to get things done and have them be decent.
I have some nice water color paper that I got for the kids. Unfortunately I rarely let them use it. But I did once let lP use a sheet which she made a lovely shade of coral by mixing the red and yellow beyond distinction. At the time I was like "Why did you mix it up so much?" But I saved it and turned it into hearts for them to glue their pictures onto. I pointed out that it was a page lP painted. Hopefully she doesn't remember my criticism....
I love my mom and I see in myself a similar desire to make things rather than buy the commercial option. This can be fun, but it is also not cheaper or easier. But I just accept that part of me that needs to add value. It is really fun to do things, and create. That's all the wisdom I have for today.
Posted by Lucky Day at 8:33 PM