Sunday, March 13, 2005

Zach's mosaic

It's tough being surrounded by a wife and kids who have artistic abilities in their blood when I'm still struggling with stick figures. But I make do: they generate amazing creations that end up on shelves, walls, and wherever else they will be seen by visitors to our home.

Here's Zach's latest. Suffice to say we've been very careful about where it goes. He's done an amazing job rebuilding it from its first fall...we don't want to go through a second one!

The question is: where should we hang this for maximum effect?

14 comments:

Rebecca said...

That's pretty cool. He's into soccer, I take it? I couldn't tell you where to hang it. That's a toughy. Is it heavy?

Hope you're having a good weekend. Nice that Blogger is letting people comment again.

Christine said...

How big is it? I immediately thought it looked like it would be lovely in a garden or outside somewhere. (If it can stand up to the weather, of course.)

I, too, have no artistic ability. My parent's passed all of theirs onto my brother. :)

Bubblehead said...

It would make a great table top for a nightstand, try finding a used one that the top can be cut out to fit, shouldn't cost much and would be truly unique.

Thanks for stopping by Bubblehead.

A Touch of Style said...

Now stick figures are not to be sneezed at. ;) My son has come up with some amazing litlte people doing everything from climbing mountains to surfing. See, you just might be more talented than you give yourself credit for!

A Touch of Style :)

honestyrain said...

my husband is an artist and my son is developing a bit of an interest in drawing too. i cannot draw. i can write. my husband can't even compose a respectable email. i'll cling to that ;)

i'd suggest leaning it against a wall while propped on a shelf if it has already fallen once. it's really nice. obvious talent. poor daddy, all he can do is write....

honestyrain

Ms Mac said...

Near the front door so that everyone who visits you can see and admire it!

A Woman Changed said...

I've always envisioned setting up a family art gallery, either in a bedroom, a front-door facing wall or on a well-lit hallway wall. I think it would be neat to make a small name plaque below it with his name and year and possibly add one of those mini-lights used for masterpieces. Another thing I've done is designate a space for the Art Piece of the Month - over a mantle or couch - as a rotational spot for new artwork every month. Zach does nice work!

Ruby in Paradise said...

What a wonderful site you have here, I will definitely be back! : )

Veda said...

Zach is quite talented, to say the least. I would anchor it to the wall, but actually have it displaying on a shelf. Somewhere that it's only about five feet off the floor, thus visitors can study the detail work of it. Definitely in a main room, not a bedroom, unless Zach prefers it in his room? I'm thinkin' family/sitting room... Again, kudos to Zach on the accomplishment! (I draw in stick as well...)

Jef said...

You should hang it on the inside above your front door. That way you will always see it as you leave.

DeAnn said...

That is so freaking amazing. And how old is he? I know I should know this, but I really don't recall.

I am jealous of his ability anyway. And of you and your wife, for getting to hang that in your house!!

riye said...

very cool, maybe in a bookcase somewhere? as for not having artistic abilities, what do you call your amazing photography? Definitely art.

vegemiterules said...

G'day Carmi, I looked at the image for quite awhile, and I saw a "panda bear" in the middle of the beautiful artistic work of Zach, going on that, it needs to be placed where people can look, contemplate, imagine and see. Also I agree with Riye, your photographs are a gift or art, what you see through the lens, is sometimes lost people, but you have a great eye and imagination that reflects in your photography. Take care Carmi, I will be back soon

Janet said...

I also vote for a garden/porch/patio. It has an outdoorsy vibe to it.

For what it's worth, I love mosaics.:)