Mr Sun has had a son. Of sorts. Created by my son, sorta.
About a week ago the boys and I created a woven sun out of a vintage bowl, some twigs, and strips of vintage fabric. My youngest enjoyed the process so much that he's been asking to do it again. When he told me he wants to make some to sell so he can earn money to go on vacation, well, how could I say no?
I mean, kindergarten can be really tough on a guy, so he definitely needs a vacation, right? Funny guy.
I painted the face based on a drawing he did and assembled the piece from some twigs and an oak branch but Avery chose the fabrics and did the weaving.
My kids know that I make and sell my work so I'm sure it's not a big leap for him to think of doing the same, but I have to tell you, his hands-on approach and can-do attitude made me pretty proud.
So, I've put the sun in my shop. It's been signed by both of us but Avery will get the money, should it sell, to put in his vacation fund. I'm not sure where he's headed, but I hope he takes me along too.