Ooh, today is one of those days. I’m dying to be creative but Anie is like a little tick stuck to my side. I had to find something to satisfy my need to create and her need to be with mom. I’ve been thinking a lot about making food grade, artist quality paint. I decided we would start out simple and make berry paint. So, we headed into the backyard to a pick. Here’s how you make blackberry paint:
Look at that beautiful, blackberry juice. Suitable for drinking, perfect for painting. It will act more like a stain – just like the ones you get all over your clothes when picking. This is sustainable art. The paper and paint can be composted in the garden and used another time. You can also use it for gift wrap and cards.
Anie proudly works on her painting. She’s very into making grids and patterns these days. We were very excited to watch the paint as it first hit the paper. It started out a little red but quickly darkened to a deep purple. Very fun alchemy!
If you’re wondering just how to get blackberry stains out of clothing, my friend Heidi told me to stretch the fabric across the sink and pour boiling hot water over it until the stain disappears. It works!