a canvas

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i first gave this canvas to Lily to paint in twenty eleven (here)

we were still living in our one bedroom apartment on the beach and it feels like a world away now

but anyway, she painted the canvas another time after the first and considered it done

until last thursday when she got home from school, looked at the canvas hanging on top of the fridge in the kitchen and told me she would like to paint it

again

i helped her set up outside and then just let her go at it all on her own

she took her time painting her hands and then pressing them on the canvas, she painted slow brush strokes

and fast ones

she had a good old time

i cannot even express myself enough to tell you how much happiness and joy i feel in my heart when i watch Lily create art

it’s almost more rewarding than me making my own

which can be a problem

happy ARTsy wednesday friends!

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Foxy got a painting lesson

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she decided to leave big bird unpainted. which i thought was very sweet

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“mama, take a picture of me with my art please”

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a happy artist