Finding that cool weather proof party idea, (one that has not been done a million times), a great venue (yep house is too small), something that's not too hard on the already pulled to a max time frame or thin wallet is somewhat of a challenge.
This year the "party mission" grew in difficulty: number one daughter has now reached the grand old age of tweenhood...
Totally unsure in how to proceed, I turned to what I know best and where many of my problems and solutions lie: art.
Success: the Kunstmuseum in Bonn organises a number of different (fantastic) birthday workshops!
Having Max Ernst (1891-1976) turn up (well his legacy) and lend his ever trendy talented approach to surrealism and art was magic.
The girls rolled up their sleeves, got chatting & laughing.
Submerged themselves in a world made their own by the simple use of wire, plaster and creativity.
All went home, a couple of creative hours later, a skip in their step proudly clutching their first wire sculptures.
I love art!
|Introduction to Max Ernst, his life and work in front of his bronze sculpture "mon ami Pierrot" (1970)|
|Sleeves rolled up|
|wire, plaster and extras|
|Multi varied adorned coloured wire sculptures + couple of painted wood creations|