It’s official. Lillyana is my artsy one. The girl will sit and craft / paint / sculpt / loom / whatever for hours.
She was home sick on Wednesday so we looked at some museum sights online. We were browsing the MOMA sight and I was telling her how it was one of my favorites. We scanning through and came upon Piet Mondrian’s “Broadway Boogie”. I’ve always loved this painting and Lilly took a liking to it also. She of course said what most say about modern art “I can do that”. Ok. Let’s try it.
I took out a canvas I had. Don’t act like you don’t have canvases lying around – we are mad crafty in this house. While I was tempted to give my five year old, sorry 5 and a half year old, some paint we decided this would be more fun with washi tape.
First she did the tape but then she got frustrated that the lines were not straight like the original – which she looked at over and over. Finally she asked me to do the tape and she told me where to put it.
Voila. A true masterpiece. Throw a beret on this kid and I swear she could be the next Mondrian.
Since this project was so fun we talked about trying others. Do replicate Michelangelo’s David in our backyard using Lego’s and pine cones? Botticelli’s Birth of Venus using actual shells? Hmmm.