Sasha came back from one of our cottages with a painting that our friend Christina had painted. He expressed the desire to paint one. I remembered that I have had a few canvas boards in the craft closet for about 4 years now. Acrylic painting is new to me… drawing and painting is – I’ve never been artistic and was always intimidated by it. I came across Rae’s little girls paintings and thought that maybe it would be a good idea for the children and myself to play around with it.
The painting above was Sasha’s first one. He seems to enjoy building and drawing homes these days. I was only a little surprised to find him and his brother with his dad’s huge electric drill drilling holes through wood, the are constructing a little wood house for their moose.
This was Sania’s first painting he made, he enjoyed adding those colors.
They both enjoyed it so much that they wanted to do another the next day. This time Sania seemed to be inspired by his brother’s painting and his love of dogs. Sania loves to paint and these paintings held their attention for a long time.
Papa joined in on the fun and shared a bit of his own artistic talent.
I spent quite a bit of meditative time painting my first painting. I loved the way the colors blend and transform themselves adding different elements to the picture.
Memories of the wild horse footage as they were chased across the desert by helicopter crossed my mind as I completed this painting. My wild stallion turned out to be a little pony. Horses again!
Another cosy house in the woods painted by Sasha.
Fabien has been showing me many of those beautiful old homes in South of France. My pretty swan upon the lake.
Living crafts blog has some beautiful and simple valentine tutorials to share for Valentines Day. These will be filled with a chocolate and a little glass heart for the children on Valentines Day to express our deepest love for them.
I helped the children make these little heart necklaces, I think they will be given to their friends for Valentines.