I really can't remember when I've had so much fun.
We spent yesterday with some dear friends – our first official farm visitors – sledding, drinking tea, and eating good food. They headed home as the sun went down and we decided that popcorn and almond butter apples were in order. For dinner. (Our answer to pizza or take-out night I suppose.)
With all that extra time we decided to make a disastrous mess out of our kitchen anyway. And make art! Together.
We wanted our piece to be part art and part manifestation board.
Acrylic paint, a big canvas (a board would do), some old calenders, books, and catalogs – and lots and lots of glitter and Mod Podge got us rolling. We worked for hours, laughing and cooperating side by side.
Our shared vision (aside for having fun and making something pretty) was to focus on our farm and the life we're setting out to create here.
A new year. A new home. An new era.
Lupine wanted lots of flowers, Pete was all about warmth, honey bees and lavender, I was seeking images of closeness, family, and community, and Sage focused on images of kids out in nature.
When it was finished we all just knew.
And this morning when we woke everyone gathered around it, beaming at what we made.
Family art. No rules. Just cooperation and creativity.
I highly recommend it.
Happy New Year to you and your families!