Bob & Rachel had a fantastic luau at their place last night! There was an adorable mini-bounce for the keikis, and a challenging wild boar spearing contest for the old ones.
About a month ago they asked if I’d be willing to facilitate an art project for the kids and if I had any ideas on what that might be. I offered making plaster casts of hands, making origami memory boxes and hunting for stuff to put in them, or making a collaborative portrait.
Bob & Rachel really liked the portrait painting idea and thought it should be of Aunt Sheila (my mom) since she’s turning 90 this year. But Bob had one concern about the project:
I really like the idea of letting them paint (option 1), but I’m concerned about the outcome. Do you think it will actually turn out looking like Aunt Sheila? If so, I would go with option 1. I’m concerned about the finished product not having any form, or ending up looking like Aqualung.
Maybe it does look a little bit like Aqualung. But everybody had a lot of fun. And everybody thought the project was pretty cool. And I think I see how it could be both funnerer and better next time! 😛
I think more tiles would really help! Going up to 10×10 for 100 tiles might be kind of crazy. But maybe 7×7 for 49 tiles is doable. And then don’t stress detail too much. Just have an easy fun painting experience and try to more-or-less sketch in the shape in your tile.