So like a year and a half ago, maybe two years ago, I bought some canvases to paint for the girls' rooms. At the time, we had just gotten them new bedspreads that were adorable, and I wanted to paint the canvases to match.
I started the project, because I am very good at that. It's the finishing part I usually don't get around to doing. Anyway, I gave both canvases a base coat (Bria's was blue, and Chloe's pink) and started working on Bria's. I even got around to painting stripes and flowers on hers.
And then, the project got put away. Shoved underneath my craft desk for days that turned into weeks and months and finally, years. And then they got new bedspreads again.
And then I was cleaning out my craft crap and I found them. I decided that I would just be a fun mom and let the girls paint the things themselves.
They loved it!
Here are some pictures of them working on their art.
Don't you just love Chloe's little tongue sticking out in concentration? Also, she made a lovely work of art and then decided she didn't want the background to be pink, so she painted over the whole thing (with the exception of a small area she liked) in purple.
Bria was feeling like she hated the flower she made. She is a perfectionist through and through, but she isn't into painting over things she doesn't like. I finally helped her make it more like she envisioned and she was happier. For what it's worth, I thought her flower was lovely to begin with.
The canvases are now proudly displayed above their beds.
No pictures, sorry. I'm a lazy mom.
But I am a fun, creative and artistic mom. So there.