Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy

A few weeks ago I showed you my studio.
What I didn't show you was the blank wall that was begging for original artwork.

So I grabbed a cheap 3-pack of canvases and paint, and put my kids to work.
The only direction I gave was "I want rainbows."




The Baby thinks rainbows are all red.
I tried to tell him otherwise, but he was convinced.




Color makes me happy!!! In the drab and dreary midwest winter, I know I'm going to love this space even more than I already did.


The finished product (not hanging on the walls just yet, still sitting in the dining room) -


Now everyone sing with me - "Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection. The lovers, the dreamers, and meeeeeeee!"
Wow, one of you can't carry a tune.

Happy Monday!

32 comments:

Jen L. said...

Those are great! What a great way to decorate your walls. Happy Monday to you!

Wendy said...

Uh, Beki? I hate to break it to you, but that was you not carrying the tune. Didn't you notice Kermit grimacing?

Love the paintings!

Chele said...

great idea! I love it!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Fabulous! Love that your kiddos made them and how colorful they are :)

You're so creative!!!

Ruth said...

That's so cute! And The Baby's one turned out great!

Busy Mom said...

Too cute!! Wanted to let you know my necklace arrived today! It is lovely and I immediately put it on! Thank you!!

Renae W said...

That is such a great idea! Love it!!!!

ChocolateCaramels said...

oh wow so cute, i have to try this with my kids, thats a great idea for decorating thank you

blessedmomto7 said...

LOVE IT! Can't WAIT to show your our BEKI INSPIRED Father's Day project :)

The Perfect Trio said...

love them!!! i tried that with my oldest two a couple of years ago....let's just say they got a little carried away. they were blacl canvases in the end! LOL

Megan said...

Hi! Just wanted you to know that I gave you the “Lovely Blog Award”
You can read about it here: http://megdowning.blogspot.com/2009/06/oh-so-lovely.html

p.s. Those paintings are adorable! Such a cute idea :)

Beadin By The Sea said...

Great idea Beki, you're such a great Mom... and clever thinking of these ways to keep kids busy during the summer. Mine's out of school in 2 days!

Ashley said...

So cute! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors! When are you going to start selling limited editions ;)

Ashley said...

You should submit to:

http://whatmykidsartsays.blogspot.com/

Sienna's artwork got rave reviews ;)

Annie said...

These are masterpieces!!! And how lucky your kids are that you will be hanging them in a coveted space! When my son was younger, we would sit side by side at my craft table, him doing his thing and me doing mine. Now he is 15 and prefers video games over crafts! But he does occasionally draw, now and then.

Falling Around said...

Way better than anything store-bought. I'm certain you will treasure them forever. Great idea!

Taiya said...

That's great! What a fantastic way to get color in a room.. plus you get joy along with it, from having your children's work with you every day!

kraftykash said...

What a great idea! Love them all!

Spadazzle said...

Nice! The baby's work turned out great, looks like modern abstract art :) Enjoy!

Sheri said...

Oh Beki, your kids artwork is fantastic! Won't it be fun for them to look at these paintings when they're older? Or you could show their dates when they come over!

HeatherScent said...

Did you introduce the older two kids to Roy G. Biv? :) I noticed they got the spectrum order correct!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Those are priceless!

And I can too sing :P

Graceful Moments said...

Fabulous idea and fabulous results!
So much better than anything you could buy!
Budding artists all of them.
Thanks for sharing.

ArtSnark said...

Excellent!

Erica said...

what a wonderful idea! so cute! i have been wanting to let my 2 yr old paint something for our walls. perfect summer project!

Christina said...

It's me...I can't carry a tune! Sorry to mess up the song!
That is a FANTASTIC idea. I love it! I might copy it.

H.E.Eigler said...

such lovely artwork! Thanks for sharing your link at Monday's Muse :)

Victoria said...

These are gorgeous...I think I just found an activity must for this family!

jennifer said...

Now THAT is gorgeous original artwork!

Sew Gracious said...

What wonderful original artwork! Love it!

Whimsical Creations said...

Love the creativity!!

Sarah Knight said...

those are fantastic : )