my fun fun project

a few months ago, kim asked if i would make a piece for her kitchen
i said of course
and then i realized how much more fun it would be if her family
worked together to make their own pieces for their kitchen.

so, today they came over and between a little team building game
and a milk & cookie break,
they made art together!

it started with a prompt to paint the background
of their canvases and then to add a square

at this point, i asked them to rotate to the next person's station
and turn the square into a house.

they were positively horrified!
the thought of somebody else touching THEIR canvas
absolutely insulted them!
and that was just the six year old!

but isn't that the way it is with families?
"don't touch my little square of the world!!!"

it was so fun to watch them,
as they rotated around the room,
adding their touches to each other's canvases.

by the time they made it back to their own piece
and added a few more finishing touches,
they were thrilled with what they had created
and it turns out they even suprised themselves
and each other with the talent they have!

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Blogger tams said...

Oh my GOSH, look at you go girl!
Those are AmAZinG! I love love the orange one. They all fit together so well, that was such a great idea.

8:29 PM, July 28, 2007  
Blogger John ate Peyote said...

Ummm, I think you can call that Family Therapy and uh, charge 100 dollars an hour for it?! You should prbably think about that. Very cool.

9:08 AM, July 29, 2007  
Blogger kelli said...

I think that is the best idea I have heard in a very long time!

I wish you had thought of it when we were there. I would have been all over it.

9:54 AM, July 29, 2007  
Blogger Heidi Joe said...

Whoa!!!! What a great idea... I agree you should totally call it family therapy. You could even do it with groups of girlfriends... so awesome!

You rock, Cara. I'm blown away!!

10:02 PM, July 29, 2007  
Blogger RachelDenbow said...

This turned out so well! Love the positive slant and how they were thrilled in the end. Great job!

9:19 PM, July 31, 2007  

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