starting 2012 with creativity

12:10 AM

The hubs had a great idea the other day...ring in the New Year with creativity.  So...we spent January 1st with paints and a huge, blank canvas.  The previous day we talked to the kids about New Year's and that it's a time of setting goals, etc.  They were kind of like, "Why?"  It's quite funny to try and explain time to kids.  It's a new year, but isn't it also just another day?

2012 creative painting

venture

As we prepared for our family art project, we encouraged the kids to paint what they want to be about in 2012, what they want to see, words that stand out to them.  I love how it all came together so beautifully with a little of all of us in it.

sing, faith

It hasn't found a home on the wall yet, but I'm thinking right above the couch will be the perfect spot.  I love having a visual to remind us of what God is going to do this year!

love

heart in hand

How did you ring in the New Year?

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14 comments

  1. i do so love your "heart" for Africa!

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  2. Awesome! Love all the colours and the "hand heart." It will look fantastic above your sofa. :)

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  3. I love this beautiful composition with beautiful colors. Nice touch.

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  4. Awesome!! I was looking for 'risk' in there, too. ;) What an amazing thing to share doing with your children! AND you get a wonderful, significant piece of art!! Great job. blessings ~ tanna

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  5. Well...we went to Steak 'n Shake on New Year's day. That is a great idea to make the painting! I was thinking it would great above MY couch! lol

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  6. What a fun family activity for the new year!

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  7. What a great thing for a family to do together. All together the piece turned out so vibrant with life. Great stuff!

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  8. Love the idea of celebrating the new year with a family art project, Jen! What an awesome visual reminder for your family!

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  9. Wow Jen... this is such a neat idea! What a great way to spend the first day of the new year. Love it! It turned out beautifully! :)

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  10. What a great idea! It looks amazing!!

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  11. I absolutely love that idea! Your creativity is awesome. :) Happy New Year!

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  12. Your family art is beautiful and I am in love with this idea! What a great start for everyone, and a very cool piece of art to remember it with!

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  13. Such a great idea! I love that your family painted together to ring in the new year. My husband and I were painting together too--not a joint canvas, but we've decided that making art together might be a good way to re-connect. Do you and your husband make art/craft projects together often?

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