Waiting Wall Art

Tuesday, August 24, 2010




I wish I could host a playdate with you, my bloggy friends.  I'd invite you in, start the coffee maker and direct any kiddos following you to the stairs that lead to our always messy playroom.  My kids would love the time with friends, however new or old the friendships are.  

But since that playdate likely won't happen, and many of you are nowheres near Texas, let me just welcome you into a little corner of our playroom.  The corner without toys strewn all about.  I love this corner.    


A lifetime ago, back in June, while we were waiting for the phone call to let us know we passed court in Ethiopia, we needed an inside, near-the-phone distraction.  

I had blank canvases in the back of my closet so the day seemed to be the best to pull them out and let the kids paint!  I gave no instructions, but limited the paint to three colors that were already in the playroom.  I love the whimsy they add to the room, as well as the memory of painting while we waited.

If you are in Texas, come on over.  I'll get the coffee ready, 

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8 Creative People Had This To Say:

Rachael said...

I think our kids would get along fabulously!! We did a similar project while we were in waiting mode.... The canvases came out so cute, we gave them to my in-laws for Christmas! Just today, its raining and we are indoors, so I let the kids go shopping in the attic! They found some old goodies that had previously been cast aside, as well as some over-the-top birthday presents from years past that had been put aside for just this purpose!

How is Sorette? I feel like I have not seen pics or had an update in quite some time....get to it, girl! Too busy? LOL!

Racahel

Ana Degenaar said...

I love that art wall and that chair is fabulous! How is the little one?

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

I don't drink coffee....but I'll bring over some Blue Bell Ice Cream...

Damaris said...

I have this pressing desire to do an open studio art show of my son's art, just for his friends. I think it would be so fun. I love kids' art.

Shannon- said...

Those are GREAT! Love it when I can find even a corner that isn't in complete disarray... it's a rare treat

care said...

sure wish we could have a playdate!!!!! When we first moved into this house, over five years ago, I let Ethan paint four large paintings (two colors each) that still add a great splash of color to our hallway!

Aaron & Whitney Pratt (A&W) said...

so fun! i love that you let them create, but within the boundaries to fit your home. sweet story behind the paintings. and seriously, we have talked about it before, let's do a playdate! i'm excited to get one planned with you and your creative self! I think we ought t even make it a time to do some art ourselves! (if tere was time, I'd be all about it!) get the coffee ready!

Aimee said...

On our way over right now:) But really, we do need to plan a day!