Frolic Friday #7: The Art Edition

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It’s that time again, folks — the end of another busy week! Time to relax and make the time for some fun. It’s also Turnoff Week, so there is extra incentive to get out for extra play outdoors time. And if all that isn’t enough, today is The Grass Stain Guru’s birthday, so as a special present to me, please get out there and earn this week’s grass stains! (Um, I also love daisies and dark chocolate — just sayin’.)

I am dedicating this week to the artists and crafters out there. If you follow me on Twitter, you know what a sucker I am for art and photography! Nature is an amazing source of artistic inspiration. Seriously, who can argue with Claude Monet or Ansel Adams?

Why not…

  • Pick a few spring blooms for flower pressing. You can use these to decorate cards, picture frames, and more;
  • Set-up an easel and try your hand at painting a landscape or dust off your sketch pad and draw your favorite tree; or
  • Take your camera on a hike, capturing spring’s glory in bloom. You’ll be amazed at the shots you can get, and might even come up with some new art work for your home.

Again, it doesn’t matter WHAT you do — just get outside and enjoy yourselves. And get the kids in your world out the door, too! There is joy and wonder waiting. Why put it off another minute?

See ya outside! – The Grass Stain Guru

Creative Commons License photo credit: stevendepolo

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