Happy Mothers Day!!

Mother's day has come and past already, but thought I'd share a little arts and crafts project the kids and I worked on for my lovely and beautiful wife for a mother's day gift.

The sculpture is hand crafted sculpted cement in which I embedded a few chunks of celestine crystals!! The crystals are known to have healing/soothing properties, so why not slap a few clusters in:) I also wanted a break from the granite look so opted to create something with a coral like fissures/weather eroded sandstone.

I had the kids place their hand prints into the wet cement surface which will forever lock in their expression into this piece. Life is too short so why not try to capture a freeze frame when you get the chance!!

Lastly, I colored the simulated rock with acrylic paint and chose warm tones like orange to compliment the blue in the celestine. I also put a few shots of homemade paynes gray into the base color of the rock. As you know, orange and blue are complimentary colors so use them when you can!

 

 

Really like this color combination as it employs oranges and blues for cool and warm tones. My finished sculpture was less saturated than the above photo.

Really like this color combination as it employs oranges and blues for cool and warm tones. My finished sculpture was less saturated than the above photo.

Uncolored rock sculpture

Uncolored rock sculpture

Simulated fissures.

Simulated fissures.

My kids claim to fame:)

My kids claim to fame:)

It's resting spot!

It's resting spot!

The pictures are marginal, but you get the idea:) Thanks for reading!!

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