This is the third block. The last one for this moment. I may do more...or not. I have no idea what I will do with them next, so I'm going to set them aside and work with other White etc.
If you have a suggestion, please share in the comments, as I love reading all of the creative ideas everyone has!
This one is called: What if the clouds were made of rainbow colors?
And here are all 3 together...
These What Ifs remind me of the great children's book If.
A game of the imagination. A wondering game.
My kids and I used to creatively answer the questions from this book. One of the questions was "If you came downstairs to find a unicorn in the kitchen one morning, what would you do?" We pulled that question out of the jar so many times it became a running joke between the three of us! These open-ended questions (which I had written on small slips of paper to be pulled for discussion during family dinner) are a wonderful way for children to learn to think creatively about problem solving, among other things.
In the end, isn't this a skill needed in today's world?
Don't we need to look at things in an open-ended manner to solve problems, issues, concerns we couldn't have dreamed up years ago?
This is the way teachers work with young children.
This is the way we work with our art/cloth/whatever.
This What Ifing we're doing with Jude seems to be more than just a way to work with cloth. More than particular techniques and skill sets.
Instead, it is a way to look at life.
*Note: Check out some of the other titles suggested, linked on these pages. These children's books can be an inspiration to our own creative outlets.
The Important Book has always been a favorite of mine. And I noticed: Imagine a Night (Day, Place), which were not familiar to me.
Every time I go to Amazon, I get sucked in for a long time looking at all of the wonderful books out there!
I have the pedestal fabrics to consider and I found some plain white blocks from an old 'with children' quilt project. There was also some that looked like it had been watercolored.
Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2013