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Lil' Pea

I heard about a children's play at our local library Lil' Pea. There was a call for artists who had any type of "peacock art" that could be used in the gallery scene during the play. I thought it would be a fun project to do with my grand daughter Charlie who was 10 at the time.

I drew the peacock on the board and showed her how to use Mod Podge to glue on pieces of paper. We used the printer and made lots of page with cursive, type, music and maps. She tore them and glued down the background.

Next she used watercolor to make some of the feathers, glueing them on top of deeper blue paper to look like shading.

Here she is, applying more feathers.

Posing with our work. We decided to add some shading around him so that he stood out better. We used black chalk and finger-blended it. Then we spray it with satin varnish.

Here it is on stage for the play.

After the play it was on display at the Cultural Arts Center for a month. It's now hanging in Charlie's room.

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