DIY Sunflower Picture

This is a blog about DIY art made with sunflowers. I usually post on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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I’m a writer and teacher, but I’m also an artist. I’ve made art my whole life, and have been writing for most of that time. But I’ve also tried to learn to make art out of just about anything. In recent years, my favorite material has been sunflowers. This is a blog about the art I make with them.

I call it DIY (do-it-yourself) because I think anyone can do it if they want to, and because “sunflower art” just doesn’t describe it well enough. The pictures are one kind of self-portrait, but the process is creative in every way that matters. It’s about getting outside yourself and taking on someone else’s viewpoint (a flower’s). It’s about recognizing your own creativity as something separate from what you do as a writer or teacher. It’s about creating something with nothing but your own hands and eyes and brain, without being limited by what other people have done before. And if you’re looking for something to do with your kids besides TV or video games or computer apps, this is it. My daughter was three when she drew her first flower picture; she’s seven now and we still do them together.

I’ll try to post new pictures

In this instructable I’ll show you how to make an awesome sunflower picture using nothing but a bunch of sunflowers and some Mod Podge!

I had this idea floating around in my head for months, and finally decided to give it a try. I’m so pleased with the way it turned out that I had to share.

I think it would make a great gift for anyone who loves sunflowers, or even anyone who just loves art! It’s not too difficult to make, although it does involve quite a bit of cutting. Be careful when you’re crafting!

If you want to make a sunflower picture, you have several options. You can get a picture of sunflowers from a magazine, or from the Internet. You can find a picture that’s already in black and white and convert it to grayscale. Or you can start with a blank canvas and paint it yourself.

You can also choose to start with an oil painting, even if you plan to paint it over later, since oil paints can be easily washed off with turpentine or mineral spirits. That way you get something that looks like a painting right away, which gives you a better idea of what the finished piece will look like.

Since I was a child I’ve been fascinated with art. I started out drawing and painting, but soon began to find real beauty in the creation of everything from music to poetry. Eventually, my passion for creativity led me to discover a new way of making art… with sunflowers!

I discovered that by twisting a sunflower’s head around, it will face the opposite direction on the next day. Twist it one day and it faces left; twist it the next day and it faces right. With this simple concept, I created an entire collection of art pieces that have become some of my most popular works.

So join me now as I share with you another side of art that is seldom seen… the creative process!

I’m a visual artist, and I’ve been making art out of sunflowers for years. This blog is a place to show off my work in progress and completed pieces, as well as tips and tricks on how to do it yourself. There’s also occasional commentary on art-related topics.

Here is a simple art project to try in your classroom: Take a large piece of white paper, and tape or pin it up on the wall. Then, have each student draw a sunflower on the paper. You might want to do this as a class activity, or you might want each student to do this by himself.

The next step is for students to take a second piece of paper, and cut out the centers of the flowers from their drawings. By careful cutting and pasting, they can put together a collage of flower petals that shows what is inside the flower heads.

An easy project for young children who are just learning about art; you can also invite older students to add color to their pictures. The final product can be displayed in your classroom as a unique work of art.

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