Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Artist

I had this grand idea that I would give Sam an empty canvas and some selectively chosen paint colors so that he could create a masterpiece for a bare spot on one of our walls.

But it may have been too grand of an idea.

He started out loving the project. I had taped a few designs on the canvas and as he painted, I pulled off strips of it to give the painting a little "modern edge".
He carefully used his fingers to place paint blobs on the canvas and just as he was about to finish he noticed the mess that had been made on his hands and arms.

He was NOT too happy about that.
So I cleaned him up, cursed Matt for passing on the OCD cleanliness gene and prayed that this event wouldn't scare him away from ever painting again.

But you know what, I think it turned out pretty cool anyway. (Look at the little finger prints!)

Next time, to save ourselves from the drama,  we'll invest in some paintbrushes for our little Picasso.


Mandy said...

Oh my gosh, I love this idea!! Such a neat work of art for your walls :) So funny he didn't want to get messy, though. Ah well - I'm sure he'll grow out of that :)

Colton said..., he looks truly distraught. This makes me laugh.

I went to the circus today and watched an elephant make a painting. It was about like that.

Clark Family said...

What a great idea!! I may just do this myself with my kids for a spot on their bedroom wall. I am glad that you were able to see a doctor and that there is nothing of concern for you. I have just recently reentered the blogging world, so it is nice to catch up on you and your family. I hope you guys are well!!