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Rainy Day Splatter Painting

Rainy Day Splatter Painting | Mama Papa BubbaWhile living in a city that gets as much rain as Vancouver does can be a little deflating some days, I know that we’ll miss it dearly once we’re back in the sandy desert.  So instead of letting the past week of rain keep us indoors today, we decided to get out and enjoy it.  After a morning walk and a long play at the park before lunch, we decided to head back outside this afternoon.  We brought along with us a baking sheet, some liquid food colouring (the neon kind), and some white construction paper to do an easy and fun art activity… Rain splatter painting!

IMG 8367To get started, Gracen laid a piece of construction paper down on the baking sheet and fully enjoyed dropping splots of food colouring all over it.

IMG 8370Once she had the food colouring exactly how she wanted it, we simply let the rain do its job.  At this point, it was raining quite hard, so the splatter effect happened quickly.  Grae loved watching the colours pop up off the page and land back down on the page in little dots.  At some point during the process, she’d say “This one is done!” and we’d pop it inside the house to dry and grab another sheet of paper to splatter.

IMG 8376The end result is beautiful, splotchy, watercolour-esque paintings, just like this one.  Fun, right?

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A Rainy Get Away: The Bloedel Conservatory

IMG 6103It may be another rainy, miserable day in Vancouver today, but Miss G and I got away from it all by spending our morning at the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park.  Warm, humid, green, and echoing with the calls of birds, it’s the perfect get away from the gloom and grey of yet another rainy day. 

Just see for yourself…
IMG 6108IMG 6118IMG 6111IMG 6123IMG 6124IMG 6131IMG 6129IMG 6146IMG 6152IMG 6139IMG 6119Beautiful, right?  Not to mention that Gracen adores searching out birds, smelling flowers, and trekking along the paths.  

 

During the winter months, the conservatory is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. seven days a week.  Adult admission is $6.50, children’s admission for ages 3 to 12 is $3.25, and children 2 and under are free. 

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iPhoneography // Embracing the Rain

Embracing the RainSometimes you’ve just got to throw your rain jacket and gumboots over you footie jammies, get outside, and enjoy the pouring rain.

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