It doesn't have to be symmetrical or even that realistic - even the most childish-looking bow would have me smiling. What about you? Too simple for your tastes, or just right?
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Above is the scheme I came up with - red, white, silver and blue, mixed with craft paper items. I have red and white twine, some glittered peace signs and wrapping paper that is red, white and silver. Craft paper items are a staple of mine so I always have them on hand. A little nature with some glitter and snow.
Nineteenth-century Americans believed nature was created by God, and art by mere humans. The role of the artist was to mirror the glory of nature, its order and plan, and to evoke in the viewer the same feelings of awe, intimacy, and miracle that nature evoked. Truth was in nature, in creation, and therefore landscape became a more important subject than still life or genre painting could ever be...It was the landscape that could be morally edifying and uplifting in addition to expressing religious or spiritual conviction. (pg 24)
While recovering from a temperature
Me: No, that's a beaver.
N: Fever beaver.
Peering into garbage can
Chasing squirrel with arms outstretched
N: HOLD IT??