The New and Improved Thinking Cap

Hanging out with family I seldom get to see is super fun. Whenever my parents have any grandchildren over, they always like to do fun and special things. If you are wondering where I get the wherewithal to create fabulous doodles, you need look no further than my awesome Mom. She has always been creative and is on the lifelong search for the perfect project. Sometimes she finds that project and needs to find a new one.

Get Outta My Space!

This year, when my brother’s kids came from Texas for Spring Break, my mom decided she needed to do this cool planet project. The original idea is to use oil based spray paint to make sweet planets and moons on a piece of paper. We were going to try it out on some T-shirts. We soon discovered some problems with the initial plan, and my mom created this ingenuous work around to make sweet, sweet shirts for the three boys.  (My Brother and sister in law have seven kids, five of which are quintuplets).

Like Saturn, but without the rings

Like Saturn, but without the rings

Neptune-ish plus mini-Mars!

Neptune-ish plus mini-Mars!

Excellent Black storms on a green planet

Excellent Black storms on a green planet

Riley is Too Cool for School and also the dining room

Riley is Too Cool for School and also the dining room

The gun show is apparently across the solar system

The gun show is apparently across the solar system

So, as you can see, my mom is ridiculously awesome. Also, space puns anybody?

Flower Hats

Upon further consideration, my mom decided the planet shirts were cool, but that the girls might want something a little different. At the last minute, we decided we should do some hand-painted hats, similar to a hat my mom painted for herself. We did three pink hats for the three young girls, a black hat for the tween, and a pillbox-type cap for mom.

yellow flower hat 1

Kaydence

Kaydence

purple flower hat 1

Kassidy

Kassidy

Kyndall

Kyndall

teal flower hat 2

Kaiya

Kaiya

My sister-in-law got a special hat to commemorate the state where she grew up, Hawaii.

Rachelle

Rachelle

hybiscus hat 2

Going downtown wearing their color coordinating duds

Going downtown wearing their color coordinating duds

 

 

Tropical Colors for Hawaiian Hibiscus

All of the state flower doodles I’ve done in the past have been places where I have lived, (except Tennessee, It’s just so close to Alabama I decided to include it). Now I’m going to work on the states where MrE has lived, and the first on my list is Hawaii!

I would love to go visit a tropical location sometime, and Hawaii seems ideal since I wouldn’t need a passport to go, and it would be a cool reunion trip for my husband as well. In the spirit of bright tropical colors, I drew heavily on pinks and oranges for my doodle of a Hibiscus. I also brought back the negative space duck, and used the silhouette of a wood duck. Check it out:

These colors will punch you in the face!

These colors will punch you in the face!

The photograph isn’t particularly good. I think one day I will need to invest in a scanner, or figure out how to use my Wacom tablet effectively.

I also colored in another of my old doodles. I mentioned it in an earlier post, and now it is complete. I do love the green-footed pink duck.

Lacey heart doily is super awesome.

Lacey heart doily is super awesome.

Next up on the State Flower list is Georgia, Texas, Kansas, and Indiana!