Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bright and Cheery Abstract Art

Hello everyone!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  If you read yesterday's post, you'll know we celebrated Family Day here in Ontario on Monday.  I think it's such a beautiful holiday to have.  Even though it was bright  and sunny outside, we spent most of the day indoors as it was cold and windy. 

It's right about this time when I start to feel like winter is never going to end and I long for the warm days of Spring and Summer .

So this weekend, I decided it was time to bring a little colour into our home, and what better way to do it than with some art.

The kiddies got right into the action and I love the thought that their little finger prints are forever embedded in this cheery art.

I cleared my mantel and simply placed the beautiful tulips I received for Valentine's Day.  Aren't they beautiful?

There really is no rhyme or reason to abstract art.  As art is a form of self expression, when creating this type of art you need your soul to do the painting.

As we painted, the kiddies asked what we were creating and my answer was whatever they wanted  it to be. 

To me, the pictures have the movement of fields in bloom; to them, it was the ocean.  And so it goes - art will be different for everyone and it will move you in a different way every time.

Some of you may like it, while some may not.  And that's okay because I've learned that exposing your art to positive or negative criticism is part of the artistic and creative growth.  So what do you say?  Why don't you go and get a little messy and do some finger painting of your own?

I hope you have a bright and cheery day! 

much love,












33 comments:

  1. Beautiful!
    Katie x
    Www.katiescreative.blogspot.com

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  2. I love this Lucy! Little one and I will love doing this as a family project. Thank you!!

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  3. I love it! Have you painted with your fingers? I would love it to try it! Have a lovely day!

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  4. Beautiful. So fun that your children were apart of the process.

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  5. Precious art work! Love the beautiful burst of color!

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  6. Typically I'm not that "in to" abstract art but I have to say I LOVE THESE!!! You are right, I see fields of flowers - the ocean - sunshine - it's all so cheery! I adore the colors too!!! Brilliant job!! And how sweet that you made them with your kiddo's - what a memory!! ~ Hugs, Jennifer

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  7. I love it.This is making me happy and that's what art should be.:-)

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  8. Beautiful! Looks like something really fancy.

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  9. Oh, I adore abstract art. My husband isn't quite as fond so I get a lot of weird looks at the things I want to purchase {or actually purchase/make}. These are gorgeous! What a great idea to get the kids involved too.

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  10. Adorable Lucy! I have a sweet alcove that could use some finger dots!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  11. Love them Lucy! What special unique art you have to display now. They look gorgeous on the mantel with the tulips...truly spring-y!

    Heather

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  12. Gajay at citruzdesign

    Just love the colours! I feel happy just looking at it. Can't wait to try this with my little one. Thank you.

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  13. They are wonderful pieces of art. Love the bright colours. I, too, see fields of flowers. Bring on spring.

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  14. I LOVE those paintings! What a creative idea. The colors are so beautiful and to me they look like fields of flowers too! Perfect for spring and summer! :)

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  15. I love it! Going to give it a try & Thanks for sharing~

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  16. They are beautiful, the bright colours are perfect for spring and summer. What a nice way to also involve the kids in crafts!

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  17. Gorgeous! You will treasure these forever. :)

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  18. Love it!! The kids must be so proud that mom placed their work on the mantel :)

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  19. Well, WHATEVER it is-I love it. It is so bright and cheerful..and certainly deserves a place of honor on the mantle. LOVE the flowers, too- xo Diana

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  20. Beautiful painting Lucy!Looks perfect on your mantle!It is cold and windy here today.I am ready for spring NOW!
    xx
    Anne

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  21. O wow you make it look so easy. : ) it's beautiful!

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  22. These are gorgeous! How did you get your kids to stay on track with the painting? When I got my girls some canvasses, all the colors mixed to make a brown smear. These really brighten things up.

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  23. I love that you enabled your kids' creativity! I'm inspired; my kids and I haven't painted together in a while. They LOVE it when I display their art. Your bright paintings will be extra meaningful, made by their hands. Very cool. I'm with you...craving sunshine and growth again. Time to curl up with garden catalogs! Lynaea @ EverydayBloom.com

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  24. Beautiful! I've been getting into painting and being all arty recently! This has inspired me! I might try something similar with finger painting soon!

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  25. Totally love these! Wish I had some little fingers to paint for me...
    I wonder if I have the courage to play. I have not painted anything in many years.
    Michaels has canvas on sale...I feel my inner child getting excited!
    Thanks for sharing this.

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  26. I totally here ya there! I always feel like winter is in a "forever" state at this stage :) LOVE the finger print art!! It's so bright and cheery. Just what I needed to remind me spring is closer than I think :) ~Bre

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  27. Those are lovely! I think they look as good as any abstract art people sell! The kids should be proud!

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  28. Love it Lucy! I even think the first pic with the Tulips are AMAZING, The way they pop off the background takes my breath away!

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  29. I came over from ScrapScene and am so happy that I did. These abstracts are so happy. How sweet that yours are made up of little fingerprints. They remind me of Monet - in an abstract way of course.

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  30. I really love these!!! And the tulips on the mantle are the perfect complement!

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