I have all these ideas for little art pieces I want to paint for the boy’s bedrooms. The problem is, by the time I get around to painting them they have moved onto something new. Right now, I have a few illustrations hanging in little Fox’s room, because I had time to pre-design and paint them before his arrival seven months ago. Panda, on the other hand, can switch between John Deere Tractors to Spider-Man in the blink of an eye. Currently he is into sports cars but only Chevys.
Since interests are ever evolving, I decided to spruce up their bathroom instead. A child’s bathroom can be pretty straightforward. Their’s is painted sea green with gray, white, and yellow chevron stripes as accents. There is a little penguin painted tile hanging on the wall above the toilet that we picked up at the St. Louis Zoo years before they were even a thought. I decided the little penguin needed some buddies to bring a more playful atmosphere to the splash arena.
I sketched up some boards and colored them with my watercolor pencils. I cut each board to fit in a little five dollar frame, and played with the layout a bit to get a fun vibe. We ended up with a blue whale and a surf boarding penguin.
What kind of art have you made for your kids?