My daughter is incredibly talented. She’s 15 and in grade 10. She comes by it honestly….I’m not boasting. I’m just saying that her dad is a perfectionist, and I am not. But when it comes to creative flair…well, I’ve got it going on. So, here she is, in this art class with a completely anal teacher who is a perfectionist and creative! Every project seems to take on a life of its own and sadly, many other subjects get thrown by the wayside. This particular assignment~ a paper mache mask…has consumed the better part of 2.5 weeks in our house.
If my daughter had started it when it was assigned, well…who knows where she would have taken it. But she procrastinated(huh, wonder where that came from?? ) and so she actually got off to a late start. This resulted in several nights the first week spent on flour paste, newsprint and quite the mess in the kitchen. Layer upon layer, hour after hour, fans running, drying , sanding…..oh my, what an ordeal.
I wish I would have taken photos from the beginning. The balloon and its pathetic looking first couple layers. but here, is what we have now…..a completely professional looking piece of art that, when the teacher is done marking it, will be displayed in daughter #1’s Asian-inspired room.