A funny thing happened and because I am trying to do a PL style book, I managed to capture it. Woo Hoo! For once, grabbing the camera was at the forefront of my mind, and not just an afterthought or a regret – Oh! I should have...
Yesterday, the chaos of my Gelli Plate play was still on my desk. DD came home from school and I was showing her what I had made. She seemed interested so I said Want to have a go? and she said YES. Was a time when artsy crafty things really appealed to her but nowadays it is all pop music and teen dream stars so I was a little surprised. anyway, we sat down, I showed her how it worked and them let her pick the colours, the tools, etc. She did one print and amazingly, asked if she could do another. I was quick to say yes and as we laid on the paper to pull the print she said …and this is when the magic happens! I laughed but it occurred to me that was the perfect quote to use for my PL photos. So I quickly made up a little printable. As ever, I made them for me, but if you find them useful, you can grab the PDF here.
They look like this:
She was so proud of her prints she was quick to share them with her dad when he came home from work. I wouldn’t be surprised if she wanted to do more of them. I hope so – I miss sharing crafting time with my kids.
Aren’t they fab? I love this pink and yellow one – better than some of MINE, TBH! You can see just off to the right, how her hand is clenched – that is her usual posture, due to her right-hemi CP, but she managed all but the brayering stage pretty much on her own. I think she has a real eye for colour and pattern.