Harper Lee was sick this week and stayed home for two days, but there are only so many naps one can take or back-to-back episodes of Little House on the Prairie and The Walton’s one can watch, so we broke out the art supplies and had a Girls’ Art Day, one of our very favorite things to do that we, unfortunately, don’t do nearly often enough.  It’s really too bad that it took a sinus infection (and terrible case of poison ivy) to get us to do it.

We started by tracing parts of ourselves onto white poster board.  Then we ripped out pictures and words from magazines.  We didn’t really have a plan– we just played.

Our work area was a little messy.  That’s the way we like it.

Harper worked most of the late morning and early afternoon on hers.  She likes a lot of texture… and messages.  Can you see some of what she’s written?

“Don’t hide yourself behind a mask!”

“It’s not too late to be colorful.”

“Nothing can stop a tree from growing.  Nothing can stop me!”

Hmmmm…. words to live by???

I covered my tracing completely but didn’t care.  I like the end result.
The ability and willingness to “just play” can lead to some pretty cool things.

I hate it when my kids are sick, but I have to admit loving the extra time it gives us to snuggle, play and just be together. 

Thought for the Day:
If you had a “sick day,” what would you do with it?  Why wait until you’re feeling bad?  Do it today while you feel good, and when you do, don’t feel the least bit guilty about it.