Yeah, I’m kinda awesome. 🙂 Despite my CRAZY schedule, I completed the item for Mason’s school art auction just in the nick of time for today’s deadline. Seeing as it’s wedding season, I’ve been traveling the past couple of weeks, working non-stop, and still have loads of deadlines for this week and next…I think it turned out pretty nice! Not bad considering I just came up with the idea and worked with the kids YESTERDAY, and didn’t start painting until late last night.
Heck, if no one bids on it, I’m going to buy this lovely thang back for myself. But if you’re going to the San Elijo Elementary School Open House tomorrow night, please do bid on our item…it’s for a great cause. Support the Arts and our schools!
Here’s what we did…
Each student thought of a word that makes them happy when they hear it…and then painted the word onto the canvas, along with a small picture of a related shape, symbol or object.
Their “happy words” became the background texture for a painting which features bright and happy turquoise, green and yellow tones. A round accent table top (shown below) was painted with an ornate scroll motif inspired by the painting.
|The finished painting, which served as inspiration for the table top decorative painting and colors.|
|Another view of the canvas art.|
|The winner of the auction also receives a set of custom printed note cards featuring the canvas art.|
|I found a round side table with Fleur de Lis decoration, on sale at Marshall’s. Mason wanted to help me sand the top before priming.|
|The finished side table…isn’t it lovely?! I love the turquoise with teensy pops of coral.|
|Detail of my decorative painting work.|
|The view from up top. I went with trendy colors, hopefully it will sell well.|
Get your bid on tomorrow evening at 6:00 p.m.!