So...haven't arted properly all week, and now I have a whole weekend to do as I please. Grab BIG canvas and carry on.
This is where I left it last, and looking at it now it felt a bit..."twee" and "Contrived" and "disjointed"...in fact, it still felt like a blank canvas....:S
It was supposed to be a piece to hang in the family room, about family, but it was only about me.
My 13 year old was proudly showing his dad a pile of maths papers he had brought home from school(he loves math). So, remembering how Tee Thompson had used her kids homework for a base layer in her art, I scrounged some(it was a big pile, the rest is now safely stored/stashed in his room)
...and I covered "me" up with "him", including his revised timetable...
and one piece showing how he writes his name on the back of every sheet, usually accompanied by a doodle of some sort(angry face)
Next I went back to the original inspiration for making a BIG canvas, Virginia
She had started he canvas by getting her family to write on it with her, then cover it with handprints :D
There are 4 of us(3 of them, 1 of me), and a few years ago Zac drew a picture of us all in different colours. He said we each represented a different element(he's into stuff like Last Airbender and Naruto). He found this helped him cope with our different personalities.
Yellow = air = thinker = big brother
Green(I substituted brown) = earth = worker = dad
Blue = water = healer = mum
Red = fire = uncontrolled energy = him
So I got them to make the handprints in their colours, and surprisingly we all have very similar sized hands (though the thinker is away at uni still, so I did his :D)
While I was drying the paint I noticed several heart-shaped prints, made by my hubbies hand (the pad at the base of thumb)
So this is my 14th heart for my 31 Hearts for July collection :D
Paint should be dry now so I is off to play some more!
Enjoy :D XXX