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Let’s Play With Cardboard, Paints, and Eggs?

Using some of that cardboard all around and scraps on the counter, a very silly story involving eggs and Santa is revealed through art journaling play for the Let's Play link party!

Let's Play, a link party where you can be inspired and be inspiring!Amazon boxes mean cardboard is everywhere thanks to some last minute shopping…which means I have a cheap and plentiful place to paint and play. A little Santa on my counter that was left over from another day’s play (you can see it here) sparked the silly story to come. I never know where my mind will wander and I was quite surprised where it all ended up!

Using some of that cardboard all around and scraps on the counter, a very silly story involving eggs and Santa is revealed through art journaling play for the Let's Play link party!

Santa started out so neat and tidy with all that crisp white space. He didn’t stay that way long. Santa’s an easy going guy so I didn’t think he would mind the mixed media bits of color here and there. I brought in some oil pastels to write on the wet paint. In case you’re wondering…no oil pastels don’t write so well on wet paint. And that made it extra fun!

Using some of that cardboard all around and scraps on the counter, a very silly story involving eggs and Santa is revealed through art journaling play for the Let's Play link party!

But I wondered what he would be thinking about…I was sure it was eggs. That is what must be on his mind this time of year. You’re wondering why I thought eggs? Me too! I don’t eat eggs so not sure why I think Santa does…but if that is what popped into my head I was going to go with it.

Using some of that cardboard all around and scraps on the counter, a very silly story involving eggs and Santa is revealed through art journaling play for the Let's Play link party!

I started with the larger circles on my Circles Layer Me stencil, then loosely lined the stencil back on top of the white circles and used yellow for the little stencils.

Using some of that cardboard all around and scraps on the counter, a very silly story involving eggs and Santa is revealed through art journaling play for the Let's Play link party!

And here is my messy Santa with a great big breakfast of eggs…transported it seems by double decker bus. This was absolutely non-sensical play today and guess what- play doesn’t have to make sense, it has to be fun!

No matter what you celebrate this season, my wish for you is that you have as joyous, as merry, and as happy a holiday as possible!

Now you’ve seen my play, let’s see yours for this week’s Let’s Play link party below.

Using some of that cardboard all around and scraps on the counter, a very silly story involving eggs and Santa is revealed through art journaling play for the Let's Play link party!
Let's Play link party

Let’s Play…a weekly place to share your creative play, to enjoy what others are playing with, and most of all to honor the creative part in us all!

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  • If you see something you like, leave a comment on their photo or blog post and show some love – let them know they inspired you!
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  • corrine December 22, 2015, 6:15 am

    Another fabulous, and fun page. Santa sure looks happy. Hope he’s heading my way. xox

  • Jean Marmo December 22, 2015, 2:17 pm

    Hoping to get to play! Such fun!

  • Mary C. Nasser December 22, 2015, 2:26 pm

    Love your wonderful mixed media creation, Carolyn!
    Wonder if you were thinking of egg-nog? 🙂
    Happy Holidays!! xo

    • Carolyn Dube December 22, 2015, 3:07 pm

      OH THAT WOULD MAKE SO MUCH MORE SENSE! You’re brilliant Mary! Egg nog…oops- only heard the egg in my head!