Have you met Claudia Vivero? She's an Argentine currently living in Israel, and she plays with color, shapes, and texture. The following paintings are available for sale; click on them to see larger images and shop information.
The different pieces of these two paper collages are held together with grommets!
I am in love with her carefully-considered color palettes and organic, abstract shapes.
More recently, she's been experimenting with overlapping fabric shapes and collaging them with a sewing machine.
Her work could easily serve as a launching point for a children's creative project. Create painted papers, cut them into large, abstract shapes, and collage them together. Or, do the same, but use fabric scraps, and glue them to a stiff backing (mat board or foam core, or corrugated cardboard, if you don't mind the ribbed texture). Fun!
Check out Vivero's home site to read more about Claudia and see much more of her work.
Happy creating! xo
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I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.