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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sister Princesses Self Portrait (with random cats)

Yesterday, the girls and I worked on an a little art project. I stole the idea from my super creative friend, Sara. She took a big canvas, gave her little ones some paint, and let them go at it. Afterwards, she displayed their masterpiece in her home.

The girls have a space in their room behind their work table that needed something. I had it functioning as a place to display their artwork, but I just wasn't lovin' it. Then I remembered a huge canvas in the garage that we weren't using anymore....

We loaded up and went to Hobby Lobby to buy some cheap paints, and almost got distracted when we ended up in the same check out line as Cousin Amy from 19 Kids and Counting. I see the Duggar kids all over the place, but this was my first Amy encounter. If you've ever watched the show, you just have to love Cousin Amy. She had her little dog, Belle, and was so sweet showing her off to my kids. We stood and talked for about 5 minutes, and I played it totally cool the entire time, like I had so idea who she was. How dumb is that? Sometimes I amaze myself.

Anyway... back to the painting. I told the girls I wanted them to paint themselves as princesses. You should have seen their little eyes light up. So funny. They immediately got to work.

After they finished and before displaying, I wrapped the edges in fun, girly ribbon. What's more girly than some zebra print??

And this is the finished product, hanging in their room....

Bless their little hearts, they are just so proud of themselves. And I absolutely love it... Princess sisters walking their make-believe kitty cats. It just doesn't get any sweeter than that. It looks perfect in their room, and they had so much fun doing it. In fact, Estella Dru woke me up this morning with a kiss on my nose and said, "Thanks for letting us paint, Mommy." Melt my heart.


Nel said...

That is so cool! What a neat idea! What a good self-esteem builder. You are doing such a great job with your kids Angela! Making memories, that is what it is all about! WTG!
until next time... nel

Cindy said...

So Sweet:) They did a great job!
And Cousin Amy...What a doll!
How fun was that?!?!?!?!

The Jordon Family said...

What a brilliant idea! It turned out so cute.. I am lovin it and thinking we may need to do that soon.

sara @ it's good to be queen said...

so many comments, where to start?? :)

1. i'm glad you liked my idea!
2. i would have done the EXACT SAME THING with cousin amy. that is hilarious.
3. i now want to spray paint my canvas and make them do it with a picture. i LOVE how yours turned out.