During our visit to San Diego in July my daughter, the art teacher personified, devised a summer project to create masks to hang on her garden wall. The idea was to paint a face on discarded ends of palm tree fronds.
As a palm tree grows, the lower fronds die back, harden, and can be removed. It turns out they can make excellent bases for creative and artistic renderings of faces and masks.
My daughter enlisted every member of our extended San Diego family (except the baby) to take part in the project, with family members from age 10 to 84.
Here are two of my favorites, which are followed by a slide show of the others:
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It was a wonderful project to get us working together and see our creative juices bubbling. Which one is your favorite?