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Hello Inksters!

Happy Summer! Check out this painting from artist Natalie del Villar:

Painting by Natalie del Villar

What an imaginative painting! Let’s use it as a fun invitation — our newest Inkspiration — to write.

  • What do you see in this girl’s hair? Describe what you see using all five senses: seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling.
  • Write a list of words that you think of as you look at this painting. They can be words that describe (adjectives and adverbs), words that do something (verbs), or words that are feelings.
  • Tell the story of how one of these items got into the girl’s hair.
  • Why doesn’t the little girl want her hair combed? What would happen if the comb in the picture was run through her hair?
  • If you could add something to her hair, what would it be? Why? Where in her hair would it go?
  • Draw a picture of you and your hair. Draw objects in your hair. Tell a story about the picture you draw. How does it feel to have all these things in your hair? Do you want to keep them there? If so, write a story about how you manage to keep them in your hair and what it feels like to have them there. If not, make sure your story shows us how you get rid of them.

Remember to send your writing and drawing our way so we and the artist can see what this image inspired you to create. Have fun writing where you are!

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