A few weeks ago, I rearranged the furniture (again). I moved the mirror that I had on the mantle to the wall, then was left with nothing above the fireplace. Lauren's art has really been evolving, and I love watching what she does to express herself in that way. I decided to hire her to do a piece for over the mantle. We laid out a big piece of paper on the floor, with the paints. I asked her to paint our family. There was only a little bit of paint to clean up on the floor, and after the picture dried, I framed it in a simple matted frame. She was thrilled when she saw her art that way, as the centerpiece of our home. She was really proud.
Here was the result: