Monday, November 22, 2010

Playroom Art from the Heart

Walker has recently been drawing some adorable little characters and bringing them home from school. I loved them so much I wanted to make something special for the new playroom I'm working on based on his little people. 

I decided to take an old canvas I had in a closet and cover the old painting with Gesso. Then I gave Walker a permanent Sharpie and asked him to draw me one of his little guys. He decided he wanted to draw a picture of himself playing basketball in the back yard. He asked me what kind of mouth I wanted him to have and I said "happy".

After he was done, I pulled out my paints and we started filling in with color. Mike got brave with the camera and started taking pics of us (Oh, did I tell you guys I cut off all of my hair?).
I obviously need to take another trip to the salon and get some color on those roots.
About an hour later, we had our finished product and hung it up in the playroom! I'm going to add some other pieces around it to fill up the wall, but I love the colors and it will always be a special piece of art for Walker and me! Here's Walker showing how he is shooting the basketball in the picture.
I have to add that the flowers were my idea. Walker did not want any flowers on the picture, but I told him the grass needed some color. He also said he didn't like the purple color I used because it was girly. Boys!
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11 comments:

  1. Absolutely wonderful! Personal art really makes a home! ( Love your hair!)

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  2. I love that picture! Great job you two!

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  3. Great Job Walker!!!

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  4. Love your hair!! makes you look younger! DM

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  5. The end product is really good.
    No saying how a child's mind works and the things they observe along the way.

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  6. Is that Mommy's shirt from 1985? ; - )

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  7. I absolutely love this idea! I hate that I am not crafty. I need to just live vicariously through you!

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  8. Awesome painting! I love it!!!! (Great hair too!) :)))

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  9. This is very cool. This is your cousin Kevin, btw.

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