Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The kids and I stayed home yesterday to recuperate after a busy weekend. The girls both do wet-on-wet watercolour painting at school, so we haven't done much at home since last summer. Yesterday, though, they decided to use hearts cut from paintings for their Valentines this year, so out came the trusty Stockmar paints (primary colours only) and the lovely painting verse was spoken:
Painting spirits, wise and sage,
come out of the sky,
and onto my page
This was actually Basil's first time painting! You can see him looking over to his sister's page for guidance.
A quiet mood prevailed, and the girls were very encouraging to their little brother, helping him wet his brush, and cheering on his efforts.
Last night they drew and cut many hearts from their paintings, and tonight they will assemble them into valentines for all their friends. I will be sure to post a photo when they are all done!