Monday, February 09, 2015

a family collaboration


This time of year can be challenging- it's raining, it gets dark early and this year we've all been battling the colds. All of these factors all add up to CABIN FEVER! And there is nothing better for the soul than a little creativity (at least that is what our family thinks). So we have been spending a lot of time at home and in the studio making art together as a family. If you are a long time follower you will know that we like to capture our process- we set up the video camera in the garage and let it records hours of our painting collaborations. It's really chaotic, super messy, sometimes challenging but always lots of fun and a great way to blow off some steam on those rainy days! We just finished our latest collaboration- this painting is paying homage to Andy's Indonesia heritage. I've put together a peek into our crazy process!





You can view all of our family collaborations HERE

33 comments:

Super Starling! said...

This is amazing, that your little girl gets to be involved. I always wished I could be involved in grown-up activities when I was small. I wanted to cook or clean or be part of it, and got shooed away. Sometimes kids are totally a hindrance more than a help, but that's how they learn! And the result is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is fantastic.

belleAugusta said...

Love this!!

maria f. said...

Such a lovely tribute to Andy's heritage and also to your little family.

Virginia said...

Absolutely gorgeous collaborative work - as always!

Sheri said...

All I can say is, breathtaking!

Lauren said...

So much to love about this! Paying homage to Andy's beautiful heritage, that life continues around the art making...Lucy's crying, Andy is carrying in groceries...but especially the way Lucy's role in the collaboration has changed as she has grown up. She's gone from an observer hanging out in a pack on your back in the first video to full on contributor in this video. I love these little peeks into your process. Thank you so much for sharing. It's a great reminder to just make time for getting messy and making something beautiful and that the whole family can get involved!

wanda miller said...

just the BEST ever! my all time favs to watch. and that lil' lucy so busy every minute! THANKS FOR SHARING YOU'S!

Vanina Napimoga said...

Love it! Is really a great job, so congratulations for you and you amazing family :D
Just a question, what kind of paints did you use? and he made the face with pen?

Thanks for share!
Regards from Buenos Aires, Argentina!

Susan Turney said...

So fun to watch! Beautiful!

Mary W said...

She is beautiful as is the smile on Lucy's face! Great picture - great, great family.,

Gayle215 said...

Your art is incredible! You are so inspiring!

Sue Allemand said...

LOVE it!! I LOVE your family creative dynamic -- so fun!! :)

Janie Husband said...

The cutest eveeeeeeeeeer......😊

carolann said...

oh my a family affair. How astonishing can this be. Love it all.

Your little princess Lucy is so creative and she will later be like you guys. Awesome! She has a God given gift for sure. Her whole little being in doing the art. So relaxed and so happy and proud at the end. The art work is amazing.

jackie said...

Thank You for always sharing your family with all of us..........Lucy is the cutest thing I have ever seen! She definitely has both of your talents!

Ilana Polakiewicz said...

Super cool!

MaguiAndmi Maguiandmi said...

I can say only one word: wow!!!!!

Sara said...

Amazing! I don't know if you've ever talked about the specifics in supplies that you use, but that would be super handy. I'm having fun with mixed media right now but knowing which paints/markers/pens to use together and how to layer them would be awesome!

Brig said...

Awesome and inspiring! And it looks like Lucy's had a growth spurt like mine! Growing up so fast.

Christine Hanks said...

That's so awesome!!

studioGypsy said...

lovelovelove... just absolutely beautiful.. all of it.. thankyou for your "living out loud" for us.. it is so inspiring and moving.. xoxoxo

studioGypsy said...

ps.. hubby and i spent 5 weeks in Papua New Guinea..for our college internship and saw a tribal dance contest with the tribes people of the land.. so it is especially cool and beautiful to see in full color, a bit of the other half of that beautiful island.. lovetoyous!! xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Alisa, I wanted to say 'thank you' for such a great blog you keep. I have been following a few artists blogs for around three years now, yours being one of them. Some have come and gone from my list, but yours is consistent, interesting and I always look forward to your posts. I can imagine keeping a blog is such a huge commitment and yours is one of the best. I really appreciated your professional and yet 'down to earth' style :) Lesleigh NZ

Alyse Neibaur said...

How beautiful and fun!!

Maria said...

I love this gorgeous painting! What fun for you each to have a hand in it. So special

astr!d said...

yup!!! love it!!!!

curlygirlpress said...

Your mini-me is the cutest thing. I love to watch these collaborations come together and I totally envy you your artsy family! = )

iwillbloom said...

This is just *too darling*...! What wonderful times/memories you're creating for your daughter.....wonderful! We started a big painting (myself and my two littles) a while ago and it's kind of been left by the wayside....you've encouraged me to pick it up again and finish it with them...thank you! (Amazing piece of art, as well....obviously!)

hungryhippie said...

THIS is so badass and amazing and wonderful ~!!!! Full fam collaboration= magic. Stunning painting.

hungryhippie said...

THIS is so badass and amazing and wonderful ~!!!! Full fam collaboration= magic. Stunning painting.

whenflowerrules said...

What a wonderful painting :) It is really beautiful a very inspiring! It is very funny to see the process and how you all three worked together in the different parts of the painting. What else can I say: I'm in love :D Looking forward to see more from your amazing world in the future :)

spindelmaker said...

This is so cool and inspiring! :-)

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