Thursday, August 13, 2015

6-year-old's Watercolors

We've enjoyed being with our 6-year old grandchild since the end of July. First she and her parents joined us for a long weekend Virginia Beach vacation. After that fun in the sun, Emmalee, Jim and I headed back to Michigan. Such adventures we've had since then.

We hosted an ice cream social for the children in the neighborhood so Emmalee could make new friends........parking in the driveway for children only. Since that day the noises around our home include laughing children, slamming doors, and training wheels squeaking on bicycles. We've heard a lot of "I'm hungry," "No one wants to play with me," Awwww, do I have to....(whatever)" and so on. There are hugs and kisses and "I love you" messages as well. WHAT FUN!

Emmalee enjoys art so much and really likes my "art room," so I thought it would be fun to invite a couple of the neighborhood girls for an artsy party. I also invited 2 of my friends and one friend's daughter.

I traced Donna Downey's Good Luck Elephant stencil (half of the elephant) onto canvas boards, gave Emmalee watercolors and she completed two of them. Later she said she wanted the black pen that I used to outline my elephant sample!! I hadn't even mentioned that to her, but "Miss Observant" sure noticed it. She likes to watercolor and color and does an amazing job for a 6-yr. old. No scribbling appears in her writing and drawing work. (Yes, I'm a proud "Grandi," as she calls me, but she really is good.)

I thought it would be fun to share some of her work here as I boast a bit about her. I gave my sample  the little girl who went home early from the artsy party.



Today at the park with Miss Emmalee


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