Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Creative Expressions

Bare walls drive me nuts.

And although I do love art work, photographs are what tend to make our house feel much more like a home. We have so many photographs of Park throughout our home that I sometimes think he must get tired of looking at himself, especially since the playroom is bordering on being Park's Wall of Fame. But, at the risk of sounding obnoxious, I must admit I love them all.

Perhaps my favorite wall in the house is a combination of both photographs and art, but with a unique twist.

As a Mother's day gift for me, hubbby did a special photo shoot with Park this past Spring. He took him outside along our back fence, where he had placed a long stretch of poster board as a workspace for Park to create a finger painting masterpiece.

Armed with his camera, he snapped photo's of the entire process. After painting the paper for a while, 20-month-old Park began to lose interest and paint himself instead. Although it wasn't exactly what Chris had originally envisioned, Park's little body art ad lib ended up making the project turn out even better than expected.


After the painting dried, Chris cut out two squares from the artwork that would look the best framed alongside the photos depicting the process of creating them. And, here was the end result:

This is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to dress your walls, while documenting precious memories. It is also easy to adapt to interests and hobbies other than painting, as well as to different ages of children. Just snap pictures of your kiddos while in the process of doing something they enjoy and frame the photos alongside their creations.

And I've definitely decided it's better to be accused of having a Wall of Fame than a n*ked Wall of Shame.

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36 comments:

texastanya said...

What a great idea! I love it. I'll have to try that for some of my n*ked walls.

the mother of this lot said...

This looks fantastic!

Lisa said...

This is such a great idea! I love how those photos turned out. What a wonderful way to preserve a memory. Very creative!

Rain said...

Precious! Hats off to your hubby for such a wonderful photo session! Our walls are platered with pictures, and it truly is what makes home feel like home for me!

infinitygoods said...

Creative husband! Thanks for sharing the idea.

Amy said...

That is amazing! I love it!

fullheartandhands mama said...

This is such great idea. Thank you so much for sharing!

Cindy said...

Adorable!! I love it!

Kelly said...

Such a cute idea!!!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Brittani, that's brilliant. Bravo to your husband! I'm definitely going to do this at some point.

(Although, like you, my walls are already covered with photographs of my children.)

And that Park -- he's so cute!

tickledpink.nicole said...

Adorable! Your photos are too cute too.

Phyllis Sommer said...

so creative and kudos to your husband!!!!

David Campbell said...

I love looking at that wall! It is such a great idea....that Chris, he's a keeper for sure!!
LOVED last night:) We MUST do it more ofter!!

Love,
Keri

byrumnews said...

What a fabulous Idea.

Deidre said...

Oh, Brittani, I am in LOVE with this idea! I cannot wait to do this :)

Elizabeth said...

You always have great ideas. I love the wall!

Emily said...

gorgeous! I want to do this!

Lolli said...

Of course I may be prejudice, but that is a greaaaaaaaaaat wall. Love, Lolli

chanelireli said...

Simply adorable! What an awesome husband!

Lori said...

I love this!!!!

Alexandra said...

Beautiful, and gray is my favorite color for walls. it shows off art work so well.

Angie said...

This is just fabulous!!!! Love it!

Ann said...

What a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing...

Kelly said...

What a cute idea! And what a thoughtful husband to come up with such a great gift for you:-)

Looks great!

Brandie said...

What a great idea!

P.S. I enjoyed reading some of your previous posts.

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Adorable. I always admire it when I'm over at your house. A perfect playroom eye candy!

Michie said...

I love this idea. What a great Mother's Day present! :)

Tarrah said...

I have read your blog before and somehow lost it but I just found it again. I just had to tell you how much I love this idea! I am just going to have to do this with my children this summer.

Thank you for sharing

Breathing His Joy said...

Just found your blog and have enjoyed reading your posts! I absolutely LOVE this idea... I can't wait to do something fun like this with my little bebe! I'll be popping in more often :)

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