Have you seen these pictures of Chinese artist Liu Bolin? Talk about time, patience and creativity. He camouflages himself into his surroundings with paint. It takes him up to 10 hours for a single shot. I'm actually surprised that it doesn't take him longer. Here are a few photos. I am in awe. . .
Which brings me to the subject of this post. Has your husband and his brother ever made ghillie suites so that they could camouflage themselves in order to play airsoft games in the woods with friends? (ghillie suit: "a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble heavy foliage. Typically, it is a net or cloth garment covered in loose strips of cloth or twine, sometimes made to look like leaves and twigs") No? Me neither . . . . oh, wait! . . . count me as a "yes" on that one.
Jeff and his brother Nathan spent about two months making ghillie suits, which they made out of flight suits and fish netting. Shoe Goo was used to glue the netting to the suits. The boys hand dyed jute string in buckets that they then tied to the netting. Flat spray paint was also used on the suits and pieces of thick canvas were glued to the elbows and knees. Pretty darn creative if you ask me.
These next three pictures were taken midway through the project.
|The airsoft gun even got a little sprucing up.|
The finished suits really do look cool, so I asked if I could take a few pictures.
*Note to women out there, these are not "outfits". I made the mistake of asking Jeff to get his outfit so that I could take a few pictures and was reprimanded that these were in no way an "outfit". I was also given a smile and small pitiful shake of the head as he walked away.
|Hidden in the brush.|
|This is my favorite picture. Nathan is laying down in the middle.|
|Popping their heads up.|
|They look like hay stacks.|
Growing up in a house hold of all girls these boy things are all new to me . . . . but oh so fun to be around.
I thought I would leave you with this short video of artist Liu Bolin painting himself into an ancient doorway in Beijing, China.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, and maybe finding your own hiding spot for a little rest and relaxation.