Over the past couple of months, I have been enjoying recreating famous paintings with the use of my daughter’s footprints. It all started because I wanted to make a black cat craft for Halloween. The cat reminded me of the famous poster art “Le Chat Noir”.
From that one footprint craft, I could not stop. I felt inspired to turn my daughter’s little feet into great works of art.
Next we moved on to Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’
This one had my daughter puzzled. “Why is he screaming so much, mama?”
I am not quite sure.
‘The Son Of Man’ aka The Man in the Bowler Hat by René Magritte always reminds me of the movie The Thomas Crown Affair.
More questions…”Why does he have an apple on his face?”
James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s ‘Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1’, more commonly known as Whistler’s Mother was a fun one to make.
‘Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh fascinated my daughter. She watched me paint in the swirls and asked if she could make a ‘Starry Night’ too. She has since made her own recreations several times.
I added two more to my collection this weekend.
On Saturday, I made a footprint art inspired by Pablo Picasso’s ‘The Old Guitarist’.
My husband really liked this one. I was pretty excited at how it came out too. I only needed 3 colors for this one, so it was less messy than my others.
Last but not least, was my toughest challenge. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but tackling a Seurat inspired ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’, was a bit more than I bargained for. It is no wonder it took Seurat 2 years to paint his masterpiece. My much much much smaller footprint version was no Sunday afternoon walk in the park, but we finished it. Phew!! Can you even spot the footprint in all of those spots?
These were all a ton of fun to make & I cannot wait to display my daughter’s feet throughout the house.
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