Monday, April 05, 2010

SPRING BREAK - DAY 1, PART 2: SELF-PORTRAITS

Once the clouds parted, we moved the party out onto the driveway.

Set up the easel, watered down the dried up and crackled paints, dug out the aprons and the $5 canvasses from BigLots!, and off to town they went.

Their instructions were simply to paint colorful flattering portraits of one another. Something we could send to their Mema for her 60th birthday perhaps (which, of course, continues all year).

The first two attempts we had to wipe clean, as they were both way too dark and, honestly, a little too...um... unseemly (totally my own issue, I know -- call it Freudian or whatever, but it was a Rorschach test I was unwilling to confront just 3 days before my 40th birthday and less than 9 months into this "singledom" that I've still not fully embraced).

Yeah, so feel free to step off now.

Anyway...

Attempt number 3 produced these, which I thought were pretty awesome, totally wall-mountable, and definitely gift worthy. :)

And as if their artistic genius wasn't enough for you visually, here's just a little more of them, presenting each of their pieces in ways only they can (yeah, I'll have them hocking the ShamWOW from our front porch in no time -- you just wait).

SANTIAGO PRESENTS: THE SAIA
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SAIA PRESENTS: THE CHAGO
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1 comment:

growingupartists said...

Very good communicators, besides being beautiful children. When they paint the background in fully, it makes them smarter than the average adult. Seriously!