Shad and I are not very "artsy" for the most part, nor am I very "crafty." However, I was in desperate need of a project so I stole this idea from Shad's sister Heidi when we were there a couple of weeks ago. They have a similar wall painting with squares and rectangles that they had family members and friends help paint each. I LOVED the idea and so Shad and I immediately went out and bought a canvas. But, we liked the idea of doing it together with all things that represent us. Every night for the past two weeks after Owen went to bed, we would bust out the paint supplies and go to work. I actually LOVE the way it turned out, plus it was a great way to spend time together, and we had fun trying to think of all things "Shad and Krista."
Here is the project:
There are 28 squares, we tried to keep things somewhat abstract. Here are all the things that are represented:
-All 4 seasons, a square for each (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall)
-Finland (there are two for Finland)
-The Great Northwest
-Violin (Shad and I both played)
-Shad's Irish and Scottish Heritage (A square for each)
-4th of July (Our favorite holiday)
Some are abstract, while others are OBVIOUS (i.e. the violin!)
All other squares are just abstract, that don't really represent anything.
Can you identify them all??? Let me know!
This is where it will be shown oh-so-proudly on our wall: