I grew up in a family of seven people – mom, dad, myself, and four brothers. We are from the northwest originally (Seattle), and I always had visions of making a family totem pole. I wanted us each to pick an animal and then my dad would chain saw it out of wood – and we'd stack them, one on top of the other. Of course in my seven year old mind, this made total sense. One question you might be asking is if my dad had amazing chainsaw skills and the answer is – no.He would cut wood near our property so I just assumed he could chainsaw detailed animals (by the way, my totem animal is a platypus). I know, I'm weird!
I recently happened upon a project that is perfect for celebrating family but doesn't require blocks of wood or wielding a large power tool. You can create your own pop art portraits of all the family members using this tutorial from Denise! It's quite cool and I love the finished results. Learn how to do it below, and if you get a chance, I'd love to hear what your totem animal is (if you know what I'm talking about).
Create your own pop art family portraits at Pearmama