Welcome to Imagination Station @ Home! While we're temporarily closed, families can continue making art with us each week with this series of fun arts and crafts activities. We hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more! 

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This week we are inspired by the arrival of spring and the big, bright flowers opening in gardens and on trees all over London. Local artist Kate Taylor Cumming painted flowers and portraits all her life. The one shown here is only 3.2 cm or about the length of your longest finger! Look closely at all the detail she is able to add in this tiny picture: the flower petals, leaves, and blue sky. How many flowers can you find? She makes the picture look real by painting the red tulip larger than the yellow daffodils so it feels like it is closer to us. Why do you think she put the flowers in a circle? It is like looking into a little droplet of water. Next time you find flowers in bloom make a circle with your thumb and finger to focus through, and draw what you see. 

Cumming Kate Taylor Two Daffodils And One Red Tulip C 1943 001 A 45 Lln Re Sized

Kate Taylor Cumming (Canadian, 1889-1971), Two Daffodils and One Red Tulip, circa 1943, watercolour on paper, Collection of Museum London, Gift of the Kate Taylor Cumming Memorial Collection, 2001

Here are some flower-related activities for you to do as well:

Like what you did? Turn it into a mother’s day card to give to your mom. Don’t forget to write your name on the inside and tell her how special she is to you. 

Now, it's time to relax:     

Enjoy a story reading of “My Name is Georgia” by Jeanette Winter about the artist Georgia O’Keefe who became famous for painting large flowers. Click here