We've been cleaning out my mom's house for weeks. This past weekend, my sister, Jen, and her husband came up to help clear out the barn. There were tons of paint cans that needed emptying, so Jen and Brian decided to dump them on sheets of cardboard on our old sandbox.
Then Brian brought out a few bottles of Prosecco and the "clean up" became an event!
And my sister became Jackson Pollock!
And my mom showed up as the paparazzi...
And a neighbor wandered over to see what the fuss was about...
It started to look really pretty! My sister, the photographer, was in heaven.
Even her feet looked artsy!
There was a lot of depth and texture to the paintings - some of that paint was really old and thick!
And they tried adding cat litter - but I think that was a mistake.
When my friend Debbee, the art teacher, showed up, she was sad to have missed the paint throwing portion of the party, but had the brilliant idea of pulling prints from the splatters.
It took a few days for most of the paint to dry. We ended up cutting up the giant, very heavy pieces of cardboard, so we could drag them to the dump. I think my lawn is destroyed.
Then this painted gnu wandered into the sandbox and it looks like he left his - very colorful - contributions to what we have been calling - "the world's largest litterbox".
It was a very original way to spend the Summer Solstice, don't you think? I will never look at "Sip and Paint" Parties the same way again!