We moved to Reno for the summer because Russell is doing his first rotation in a PT clinic, the "rural" setting. He goes to Fernley, NV daily and Ty and I hang out in the biggest little city that we used to live in. Since we moved with practically as little as possible, we have nothing to hang on our walls (besides a clock), so we decided to make our own art. With a few clearance canvases, tempera paint (the obvious choice for the serious painter of wall art...), and foam brushes along with whatever other objects we found to paint with, we went to work We obviously did a great job since we cranked out so many in about 90 minutes, including baby interruptions. Enjoy perusing our gallery.
Crayons! Ty's first encounter with crayons was super serious...seriously delicious.
"Crayons--I love crayons!"
"Mom, I'm busy being artistic here. Do you mind?"
We had a fun challenge making Ty's fabulous hand print collage. He giggled every time we painted his hand and wiggled every time we wanted to stamp it down. :) I think it turned out kind of cute, though. (Don't worry--he's wearing a diaper.)
The tools (styrofoam cups, push pins, popsicle sticks, paper plates, masking tape, plenty of wipes, etc.):
"Essplosasion" by Russell Gourlie
"The Size of a Cup"/"Lettuce CUP" by Carolyn Gourlie
"Falling Down a Waterfall...As it Should." -a still life (or still death because it's not that good looking) by Carolyn
"Attempting Crayola" by Ty Gourlie (This was mostly created by dropping crayons while switching them from one hand to another and rolling the crayons over the canvas while crawling over it.)
"My Hands Is Big" by Ty Gourlie
"Recollection Emesis" by Russell
"Your Right-Hand Fam" by the Gourlie Family (background by CJ)
Yes, you may commission us to do a piece for you...as long as it's okay if it's kind of a piece of cr@p. At least we had fun!