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water-colour love

Pablo Picasso famously said,  “every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up”.  Life re-enforces this little statement for us over and over.  I see the first part of this quote on walls of kids art often in schools or libraries. On Houzz and Pinterest it’s adorably written framing a child’s artwork in a bedroom or play room.  I can’t help but wonder if we remember the last part of the quote, and yet think it’s equally as important – isn’t it?  So today is for the artists – I’m a little cheater, but I do admire you all so…

We made some water colour art recently.  Kate and I.  painting  It was a blast.


We loved the artwork when we put a little too much water in the colour and let the image take on a little more of it’s own life.  Kate made 10 or 12 master pieces of multiple colours with enough water on each page to fill a pool… and they were gorgeous … and will one day dry I’m sure.

I took the opportunity to paint some hearts.  Thinking of valentines day coming up – and my hopes of sending some personalized love our family near and far.  I dipped in more water than one normally would and just let it take shape.  I then ripped out the hearts and made kraft card stock cards to put them on – offering a laid-back loving look.


Kate wanted to see more than hearts … so I made a few balloons as well and ended up with the a few fun birthday cardsballoon


I hope you have a chance to create something today.  Whether it’s muffins, or music, an essay or a really great drink … or maybe pull out those water colour paints.  I hope you get a chance to find that inner artist!



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  1. Lorraine #

    Super cute cards! We made heart cut-outs this week that my Miss A lovingly decorated. We continue to add to the collection of ‘valentines’ each day as she comes up with new recipients…the dog…our neighbour’s cat…the lady at the post office. 😉

    February 6, 2014
    • love it! ask what it takes for chichi to make the list 😉

      February 8, 2014

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