Friday, August 17, 2007

My kids are great sports!

I forgot, in the hustle and bustle of life that is the Laundry Pile that I was to paint faces TOMORROW for a church outreach. Luckily I won't be the only one...and really I"m only blogging about this because I'm terribly proud of my kids!!
I said, will you guys let me practice on you?
They said "SURE!!"
Mini-Me even said "Me first!!"
That's trust, let me tell ya.
I've wanted to figure out how to sponge on paint - to give back ground colors to a design - without having to paint it on. Here are my two attempts. Mini-Me is seeing stars...and G, below,

Well, I wanted something that looked boyish.

While I was painting on Mini-Me, Mini-E got up from napping and wanted to have some fun, too. I painted on her foot (above). It looks so cute...she had to stand on a tip toe to see what it looked like.

Then J-man got up from his nap

I wanted to erase this and start over - maybe a lightening bolt, instead?? But He wanted to het his face painted. And sat so very still.

Today we had to go to Wal-mart - I needed a certain sponge. We didn't find sponges at wal-mart so we headed for Hobby Lobby. J-man Said "Hobby Lobby"!!!! Where we found sponges AND GLORY!! Paintbrushes on sale for HALF-OFF!!

I had just mentioned to The Professor that my crafty paint brushes were pretty much junk now and needed to be replaced!! HALF-OFF!!! I bought three packs of different brushes with acrylic handles!! LOVE THEM!! I'm so giddy about it - I almost want to paint something other than children!

13 comments:

Henny Penny said...

Ever painted a chicken? ;o)

Renae said...

These are great!! I love your little J-Man. You'd be a hit at birthday parties around here FOR SHO'!!

Monkey Giggles said...

Great!!!!! I love it. The last picture reminded me of water going -- swish--swish in a washing machine.

Thanks for sharing...

Beckyb said...

You have a gift!!! Mine would NOT look that good!!! Too fun!

southerngirlmusings said...

Each design is terrific...good for you!! How sweet of your kids to be your canvases. :)

gina said...

We have a FallFest coming up at the school in October and I'd like to give this a whirl- do you use regular face paints or anything in particular I'd need?

Mrs. Darling said...

I truly have never seen such pretty designs on face painting. You should get paid for this! Its excellent!

Classic MaMa said...

Beautiful painting! I tip my "non crafty" hat to you, the crafty one. :)

Tracy said...

You are good at this! I bet the kids at church loved it.

Dapoppins said...

paint something other than children....that just sounds funny for some reason!

i love how you got all creative on those little faces!

TobyBo said...

nice work. I do this sometime but mine are REAL simple: heart, flower, balloon, spiders (for guys). My trick is that I always forget my mirror so they don't complain. :)

Debbie said...

Oh...you did a wonderful job!!
Mine would never look that good!

Wabi Sabi Me said...

And she's an artist too?!? Wow! What can't she do?