Bottom three photographs courtesy of my talented sister-in-law, McShmoogly Photography.
The kids worked on an inspiring project with some other children (and adults) from our homeschool cooperative. Sketching vegetables, cutting tiles, arranging the components; then piecing, gluing, and mortaring the parts.
Stone soup. Made by many hands with materials and ideas we each arrived with. It's rather poetic, don't you think?
It came together over just a few weeks and the result was stunning. A collaborative project about a collaborative meal.
As for my kids, they're hooked.
They are dreaming up their own projects to make with bits of broken dishes and stray tiles in the coming weeks. There is talk of a bird bath, a bird house, and many visions for art to hang on our walls.
As for this particular pot of stone soup, its future has yet to be determined. The homeschool collective is considering selling it to raise money for more mosaics or perhaps to donate it to a local organization.
Regardless of where it ends up, our creative fires have been fanned!