I attended a class with our own Jane Pollack of Art Takes A Village, non-profit for bringing art therapy to women. Jane has been haunting Home Depot and Lowes finding fun items for us to create with.
We made these wonderful Gratitude Blocks, as she calls them. I like the name but they are blocks of art, memories, whatever your heart desires the application is endless.
These Gratitude Blocks are made from a loooong piece of 2 x 4's cut at Home Depot into different sizes. The first 2 cuts are free and not that expensive. We don't need a saw for this project :} We then Gesso'd, used oil crayons for definition, collaged, added photos for personalized and hammered lots of fun doo das (ask for those at Home Depot ha ha).
Jane suggested you can stand these blocks on a coffee table, hang on the wall, link together.....the ideas are endless.
The class was held at a cute little garden shop, Under the Sun. It was like sitting in a sunny kitchen creating art...what fun. If you get a chance, go by and support Sandra by shopping at her shop. She has some wonderful gifts and unique items for any occasion.
Have a wonderful week and CREATE :}