Sunday, September 16, 2012

Spontaneous Sunday

Today we had a lot of "accidental awesomeness." File this under "reasons not to over schedule your weekends." I will be the first to admit that I don't always do spontaneous very well. I'm a planner, a compulsive list-maker and that's not always a good thing. We are still coming down off the insanity of The Move, so we needed this.

Undoubtedly, I'd say that the best fruit of our "go with it" labor this weekend was our impromptu family mural. It started with a conversation this morning where Josie asked to paint (we had an Art Room at the old house, but all the artsy stuff was still in a pile of boxes until this morning). She wanted to "just splash paint everywhere and see if it makes anything." (Love this girl's mind.) I was super grateful, because I figured it would keep them busy so I could finally tackle unpacking & organizing my office. So, Lou got everything out and we set them up in the driveway where the mess could be hosed down. And then it happened.

Before we even realized it, all four of us were painting together. Planning what could go where. Giving Bea tasks she could handle. Mixing paints on old birthday paper plates to make a rainbow of new colors. Deciding we needed glitter, glitter, and more glitter. Adding a squirrel. And more hearts. And a fall tree. And more glitter.

It was nearly two full hours of the four of us in the driveway making our masterpiece. Somewhere in the messy fun, we decided it was just awesome enough that it deserved a home as a part of the Schneider Permanent Collection and started talking through places to hang it. We transformed that giant roll of Amazon packing paper into a thing of beauty. Behold. Then "unplan" your next Sunday and see what happens.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

That looks fantastic! Well done, you guys! I wish I could say our Sunday was as magical, but alas, maybe next week. What a great use of that Amazon packing paper, too! I know I'll be seeing that in my future, I should definitely keep it around for projects instead of pitching it into the recycle bin. Thanks!! xx