Merrick experimented with circles and "washable" markers while I made some progress on my sock. He's only been drawing circles for about a week, I know it's a new stage and I need to look it up.
I made several mistakes on the sock and had to go back and fix them, then fix my fixes. Argh. The striping yarn just delights me, so I keep going back. This little section covers my toes.
A playsilk held up by five balloons. This was a collaborative effort. Last week we ran out of the string that came with the Xmas balloon kit so I gave Byrd a plastic bag, thinking he'd cut it into strips. He tied a balloon to each handle and it just happened to be weighted just right to float. It was magical, it drifted a bit with each pass of the dogs, could be set turning, could hover anywhere, etc. It almost seemed alive.
The playsilk was Byrd's idea, he came up with it Friday night, and he fiddled with the balloons until each was filled just right, then he experimented with weights, adding and removing scraps of paper to change the shape of the silk or how it moved. It was a total engineer project.
Merrick lost interest after the balloons were filled and tied on, though he did think it was funny when the silk landed on his head like a hat.
I wonder if she made the blue sun/flower stamp? Several years ago I watched a short documentary about this art center, and it was amazing to watch how the artists worked, what materials they chose, how they put things together.