Friday, July 22, 2011

Art Spark tangent (again)

by Kelli Pope






In preparing for my Art Spark assignment, I walked out into the backyard to take in nature. No real sparks hit me. With 2 large dogs and a pretty small back yard, we keep it simple - grass and, well grass. I went out front and looked at the flowers, the beautiful grass and other shades of green, our towering maple tree.... hmmmm.... still no spark. Then my mind started wandering (my mind? :) really?? ) to the last time our 2o month old granddaughter was here in the front yard. It's been so incredibly hot out, the most fun thing for her to do is play out front in the sprinkler. I'm not sure who enjoys it more, her or us. She is just so incredibly delighted by water. We've bought her a few toys to have here at our house, but she usually prefers to play with what she's not supposed to. So, I tend to get creative. (By "creative", I mean, I gave her a plastic cup to play with in the sprinkler.) She LOVED it. She'd put the cup in the spray, and of course, to her delight, it would shoot out of her hand across the yard. If she bent too far into the spray and it got her in the face, she would just giggle and run! OH, the pure joy of the sprinkler on a hot day!!!!!!!!!!! AHA! A spark!!!!!

(sorry about the fuzzy pic. I pulled a still from the video we shot.)


So, once again, I've taken a perfectly WONDERFUL art spark assignment-NATURE- and gone off on another tangent.



My hammered copper sprinkler, with silver water!!!



Have you completed your Art Spark piece yet?? How does NATURE spark your creativity?













5 comments:

Izzy said...

Oh, Kelli, it's just adorable!!

Barbara Lewis said...

OMG, Kelli. This is so much fun! I'm glad you went to the unexpected ... a feeling ... to get inspiration. Love this playful piece!

MaCarroll Beads said...

Kelli, That is soooo cool as always!!! I love it! I also loved the description of your backyard. It made em laugh! It's hot here in Central NY too! 90 is a hot day typically, yesterday is went to 100! Ughhh!!! We are DEFINTELY not accustomed to that kind of heat....... Today will be in the high 80's..... much more typical for our summers...

Kelli said...

I think our heat index here was over 114 yesterday. About the same again today. The humidity and heat are so high, as soon as you walk outside, it's like walking into a wall! Guess I have to stay in and work on jewelry orders- darn!!!

Sally Anderson said...

Great idea and execution, Kelli. I love it. We have a 20 month old grandgirl, too, and she loves the waterparks in LA!

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