Ash loves doing hands-on crafts and experiments. I like them in theory, but when it comes to it, and I have to gather all the supplies, and find the room, and find the time, . . . I’d just rather not. Horrible, so that’s why I’m just forcing myself to get over it. And now she’s old enough that she can clean up after herself.
She’s learning astronomy for science this year, and this week she’s learning about Mercury. What better to do than make a salt dough model of the pockmarked planet. She’s using a pencil to create the asteroid strikes.
Being a mom who likes to collect memories and a photographer on top of that, it’s sad that I almost forgot to get the camera out for this artsy craftsy time. I did horrible composition-wise, so I had to crop quite a bit for that. There’s just too much going on in the photo. Turning it black and white helps to get rid of the various color distractions. I softened the clarity and increased the contrast a touch. I decided to blow out the lights in the window because that helped take away some of the visual distractions in the background. Here is the original:
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