Autumn school break is over which means that for the past two days I have been binging on Harry Potter and Kambly biberli and taking long baths…in the bathtub. While our vacations have been getting easier because FriBoy has grown into a collaborative, easygoing and fun kid to be around, I still find it hard to manage his activities all by myself. We haven’t had grandparents here to help out in a long while, and those couple of hours a day, while they were in charge and I got to sit and do nothing, really mattered.
Making and offering art for birthdays has become somewhat of a family tradition. I make paintings for everyone in my family either for their birthdays or for another special occasion. For me this is easier than coming up with a gift idea that is likable and useful. It is also very personal.
Today is the International Women’s Day, also known as the United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace, dedicated to women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. In some countries it is also Mother’s Day. So this post is about a series of 5 paintings I made dedicated to femininity and rights, the right to Eudaimonia.
I made this painting last year as a birthday gift to FriDad, it’s a different kind of self portrait. I think real self portraits are for interesting people like Frida Kahlo ,for example, and I thought it would be more fun to paint the unseen rather than the figure.
This is a painting I made as a gift for my sister. She took a weekend break to spend time with the tribe and brought me a pair of quad roller skates (because why wouldn’t you buy your uncoordinated sister who can’t skate a pair of roller skates 🙂 ) which FriBoy loved so much that he drew himself skating with his aunt.
I made this painting as a Christmas gift for my in-laws. I asked FriBoy to draw them, transferred the drawing on glass and painted it in a style that would speak to them. For grandpa that means circuit diagrams.
Il y a beacoup de façons de donner vie aux dessins d’un enfant, voici celles que j’ai utilisées le plus souvent pour les dessins de mon fils.
This is a new painting I made based on a child’s drawing. This time it’s a 4 year old dutch boy who drew a rainbow who inspired me, in turn, to paint a rainbow of textures.
This is another painting I did starting from a child’s drawing. It’s the drawing of a 5 year old boy. I love his style, he makes very detailed and delicate drawings.
This new painting is inspired by the Christmas Carol with the same name, Little Drummer Boy.