It was a school holiday on Monday, so I had the pleasure of painting with Tyler... Paint Party Live! Wheee!!!
We rolled out 100% recycled brown paper (they sell it at my local home improvement store in great big rolls). Then we went to town with acrylic paints and watercolor crayons! The end result? A gigantic 6ft. by 6ft. playful mess of goodness!!!
I thought that it would make terrific backgrounds, so with Tyler's blessing I cut it up. I took one of the pieces and attached it to a scrap piece of wood I had laying around.
In addition to the fun I had painting with T-man, I painted some quick watercolor poppies. On Tuesday, Tracey posted a pretty poppy post. (Say that ten times fast! Ha!) She mentioned a free online workshop offered by Studio Margot called The Poppy Spree. It sounded like fun so I thought I'd give it a try!
Ever since I saw this photo on Heather's blog, I've been itching to paint a small bouquet of flowers. This seemed like the perfect week to do it! I cut out the poppies I had painted for The Poppy Spree, attached them to the background I showed earlier in this post, then created a mixed media vase full of poppies.
I love the poppies, colour & shapes, so wonderfully bright & happy :) Also totally tempted to 'play' on brown paper, looks like Tyler has some of moms talent!! Happy PPF :)ReplyDelete
Nice, very nice. What great shapes in the poppies. The brown paper sounds like fun too. Glad you got to spend some time with Tyler doing your thing. Awesome! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
wonderful! that sounds like such fun to paint that 6 x 6. and the poppy painting is lovely!ReplyDelete
Lots of good stuff going on here. Tyler will always remember painting with his mom. Love the poppies. Happy PPF.ReplyDelete
Oooh I just LOVE your poppies. The colors are delicious!ReplyDelete
Sure looks fun.ReplyDelete
Happy Weekend Kristin
that brown paper free for all painting looks like a heap of fun! and as always you've created something wonderful with the vase of poppies-beautiful!ReplyDelete
Love that you painted with your son ~ with great results! He can be proud knowing he had a hand in creating your poppy masterpiece :)ReplyDelete
You've been busy! Love your masterpiece with your son. :) And thanks for letting us know about the poppy spree. I'll deffinetly check it out. :)ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous, Kristin! I love the color and texture so much. Your typewriter print is finally on it's way to you, btw! :)ReplyDelete
Sounds like fun with Tyler. The poppies are great and the others are fun too. Love all the color!ReplyDelete
WOW gorgeous poppies!!! I love them!! Thnaks for linking us to Margot's wonderful site and workshop....will be painting poppies for sure....happy PPF!!ReplyDelete
Wow your vase of poppies is beautiful! I love how you did the vase! Oh wow, such fun you had with your T man!!! Beautiful pics!ReplyDelete
wow, it looks like you had sooo much fun and I love the poppies!, I need to go off and check out some of the sites you mentioned!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a really fun day you had. Love the poppies.ReplyDelete
Oh you had such fun with that I can tell!!! And I love your poppies.ReplyDelete
Best time painting with your T man ... brings back memories! LOVE the colors and the poppies. Thx for all your energy, inspiration, talent and direction Kristin! Happy PPF!ReplyDelete
beautiful poppies, and nice work with T-man.ReplyDelete
Everytime I see a post like this one I wish my kids were little again so I could do this with them. Love the poppies.ReplyDelete
Beautiful post! Thankyou for this wonderful color-rush..gorgeous shapes and dazzling flowers...wonderful! I love the color palette..inspiring!ReplyDelete
PS; also love the first shot for PPF..what a beautiful logo!
I love the beautiful poppies. What fun it was to paint with your little one, I'm sure! The results are really so colorful and amazing. They will make great backgrounds.ReplyDelete
Smashing poppies, Kristin, and fabulous works of art by the two of you on the school holiday. FayeReplyDelete
great fun ! Love your free spirit with the paint and the big sheet of brown paper is a wonderful fun idea. love the poppies so so much !ReplyDelete
- KAT -
Fun! Fun! fun! and very creative ~ thanks, namaste, CArol (Share the Creative Journey) ~ happy PPF ^_^ReplyDelete
Your poppy paintings are great. I like the bright colors and simple shapes. I'm off to check out that free paint class.ReplyDelete
I swoon for your poppies! Why didn't I think of cutting mine up? I think there will be poppy collage in my future! The 6'x6' is just awesome. I was a toddler teacher for a number of years and loved nothing better than covering the whole table with a giant piece of paper and letting the group go to town. Sometimes I covered the whole floor with paper, stripped them down to their diapers and let them paint with their feet and hands (which usually resulted in them painting themselves and each other.) Nothing like a young child to remind you to just enjoy the process with all your senses.ReplyDelete
OMGosh I haven't played like that in a very long time. I think I need to come to your house :) Blessings, JanetReplyDelete
Yay! A live PPF and with Tyler - even more fun!ReplyDelete
Wonderful creations - i have a suspicion we'll see more from the big sheet later?
OH what fun!!!!!! Love the poppies!!!!ReplyDelete
Absolutely genius, really, I love what you did!ReplyDelete
You have inspired me, thanks!!!
oh what a wonderful post!!!!!!!!!! I love everything .....all the colours are perfection....and that final piece ...I think it is my all time favorite.....Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!!ReplyDelete
I used to love painting on huge rolls of Paper with Phoebe and it was just such a wonderful time.... she still loves to paint now, but sadly she loves science more... so glad you headed over to the poppy spree and your page of poppies is just gorgeous! happy poppy Friday!ReplyDelete
How fun, Kristin! So glad you got to have some fun and quality time. I LOVE it. :) HugsReplyDelete
I really like this - we had a huge floral when I was younger than hung in our entry way done in a really cool style - this reminds me of that!ReplyDelete
The paint party looks so fun and your Poppies are wonderful! Happy PPF!ReplyDelete
hello ms. talent,ReplyDelete
i am assuming you live your life the way you paint.
which is lucky for you and lucky for everyone who knows you.
you rock! these poppies pop!!
I LOVE the poppies, and what a good idea about painting with the children. Still another week of school holidays this week and we have been given a big roll of paper so that is perfect! :)ReplyDelete
I'm in love with this.... in fact, I am also you newest follower!! :)ReplyDelete
the poppies are gorgeous and it made me want to try one too! I love the fun you and Tyler have. Such a creative atmosphere!ReplyDelete
Ohhhh what fun it must have been to paint with Tyler! I love painting with children.ReplyDelete
Your poppies are wonderful. They are one of my favorite flowers. Since Red is my favorite color. What a great painting!
Beautiful! What a wonderful way to include children into art time. I love it!! :)ReplyDelete
What a wonderful post and piece! Love that you had your favorite helper too; thank you for the wonderful inspiration here and for hosting such a wonderful party at PPF! Kristin xoxoReplyDelete
How fun! Love the paint session and the poppies are lovely!ReplyDelete
What fun! I also have a son named Tyler, whom we call T-man and also just T. I think he is much older than your T-man, though. :)ReplyDelete
Wahoooo! I am so in love with this post! Your creativity is so amazing...Love the flowers too! I absolutely love your poppy's in a vase! BEAUTIFUL!ReplyDelete
WOW! What fun...love the live paint party and the colorful results...and the poppies...PERFECT! Pop Art MinisReplyDelete
You are the Queen of ingenuity! What a fabulous idea and all the better that Tyler got to paint with you and his work became one with your work. I absolutely love it and the idea :) Your poppies are fantastic, btw!ReplyDelete
Happy PPF, a little late :)
This is gorgeous! I love it! And thanks for the info on the Poppy Spree. :-)ReplyDelete
I LOVE the poppies art, looks awesome!ReplyDelete