Collaborative Art

So I was reading a blog post by the lovely Kelly Rae recently about collaborative painting and was feeling ever so slightly jealous of her and Mati Rose. How lovely it would be to have a creative soul buddy like that to talk art and do (messy) art together! Well - no point crying over it - you gotta just go out there and find them don't you! I didn't have to look too far though. Check out my first piece of collaborative art with two little naturals...

That's me - the big fat pink one - in case you hadn't picked it. And Happy Jack's contribution on the right hand side. If you can't afford to have original art pieces on your walls, then choof yourself off to Bunnings, or Spotlight or the Two Buck store even and pick yourself up a large canvas - I think this one was in the order of $24. Some acrylic paint tubes and brushes is all it takes to make something original, beautiful and meaningful. I added of course the words, be kind. Love each other. This painting is hanging in the kids' room and I just love it. Us three, cool.

Go ahead. Don't be afraid of the mess - there actually wasn't that much! You won't regret it!
Thanks for stopping by, X Me.


  1. Cool Donna, I reckon even I could manage one of these! I don't know that my big pink Mrs Me would be quite as expert as the divine Miss M's though. :-)
    Yona xx

  2. Gorgeous Donna, and what a great idea. Do you think I could do it with a 3 and 1 year old? Hmmm. I will have to get over my fear of mess I think!

  3. It is such a neat idea doing a collaborative painting. Thanks for the link to check out the post.

  4. What a beautiful painting...and so sentimental, to boot! You have budding little artists on your hands. :)


  5. Very inspiring! Getting messy IS more fun when you have someone to share it with.

  6. This turned out great. My son inspires me to be brave with art. I remember once he was so excited that we painted our hands with watercolor and made hand prints. He does this often and I stand over him and remind him not to touch anything. The hand print experience showed me that the connection and bonding far outweighs any mess that might occur.

    Your kids must have been beaming.