Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Making Birthday Art

My brother, Jason, celebrated his 40th birthday last week, and the one gift he asked for was a painting from Shannon.

Jason and his wife, Megan, are so wonderful about supporting and appreciating the work of the many creative and artistic members of both sides of our families. They proudly display many original works of art in their home.

Shannon likes to work in acrylic on canvas. It's a great medium for kids' art because it's vibrant and gives great results. It's also very forgiving, if you want to change something, you can just wait until it's dry and paint over it. (Also, if after it's dry, your little brother accidentally drops a wet paintbrush right in the middle of it, you can wipe it off with a baby wipe. Don't ask me how I know this.)

So there you have Shannon's "A Hedgehog in a Meadow." She gave the hedgie a heart-shaped balloon, so Jason would remember that he got the painting for his birthday and that she loves him. Sweet, huh?

1 comment: