Monday, January 14, 2013

Next in My Practice Watercolor Series and a Few Purchases

This is the next in my little practice series of watercolors featuring my daughter's most loved toys. She calls this guy "Puppy Dog". Two year olds,  I've learned, are very literal people. When I showed her the picture she gasped, "It's Puppy Dog! I like it, Mommy. Thank you very much." Too cute. :-)

And speaking of all the wonderful children in my life, Saturday I finally got a chance to make a trip back home to see my family of origin, who were sadly stricken with the flu for sometime causing me to miss seeing them for both Christmas and New Year's! But finally all are recovered and so I made a little day trip to see them a couple days ago, bringing the two kids. H stayed home to enjoy the silence and tinker with his pickup truck. To each their own.

But yes, I was writing about my kiddies, in a more expanded sense. I have an eleven year old sister of whom I am very fond. Coincidentally, she has been doing a fair amount of painting and sketching lately! She proudly showed me some of her watercolors while I was there. It was so fun to see what she is up to and has been working on, and I think she has a flair for it. Her pictures are imaginative, and show a good instinct for color and some knack with lighting and shading. Only, her brushes, paints, and paper are all Crayola or equivalent. I thought that given the level of effort she's putting into her art, she'd probably get a lot of enjoyment out of and see encouraging results with her supplies if their quality was bumped up a notch or two. And since she has a birthday coming up, H and I decided yesterday on splurging slightly and getting her some better art supplies. I love shopping for this stuff, even online. Here is what we ended up purchasing:




Happy Birthday little sister! Can't wait to see what she creates with them! 

Linking to Mandarin Orange Monday and Creative Every Day.


  1. Leah, I'm just paging through Creative Every Day Monday postings and found you. Thank you for commenting on my blog. My response isn't quite right because I was thinking you were the other Leah. I'm glad you found me. Barbara from Morningprayerblog.

  2. He is adorable! I am sure your children will love this - as my under 3 grand child would:) I like the delicate line and gently modelled areas of colour. Thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

  3. I love the puppy dog your daughter loves and you have no idea how happy it makes me to hear you are encouraging your little sister. I am sure that means a lot to her.

    I am visiting today from Creative Every Day - I am so grateful I did!