Sunday, September 27, 2009

Painting with the Grandchildren

Well, I got the house cleaned up (except for the studio and I just closed the door to it!) and the grandchildren arrived as promised. It was rainy so they couldn't be outside as they usually are. We went to a little park near us for a few minutes between rain drops then went to a brand new Dollar General store that opened in the tiny little town about 5 miles from us.

We'd given the kids some money and to my delight our granddaughter chose to buy a small paint set. So, when we got home, we sat at the kitchen island and painted. Our grandson is almost 5 and our granddaughter is 3 and it was a real hoot to watch them paint. I would post their paintings but they took all but some squiggles home with them. I was using some little pieces of Arches with the very cheap paint and managed to produce the goldfish above.

It came strictly from my imagination, no reference at all, and I think it came out pretty well. Of course, as pleased as I am with the fish, nothing is as good as spending quality painting time with the grandchildren!


Teresa said...

That's wonderful, Jan. I can't wait until I have grandchildren.... and look forward to sharing times like this with them.

Good job on the goldfish!

Jan said...

I think grandchildren are fun - at least they are at the ages of these two youngest ones! lol I have them ranging in age from about 22 to 3 and my favorite age is when they pass the diaper stage and the terrible twos yet aren't teenagers when they think you're no fun and an old fuddy-duddy and besides, they're too busy with their friends! lol

Seriously, having grandchildren beats the heck out of having children. It's so true that you have all of the joys but none of the responsibilities! Hope you get to experience it soon. Grandchildren just seem to grow up a lot faster than your children do though!

readingsully2 said...

Grandchildren are just the best. God knew what he was doing when he made sure that we would live long enough to enjoy our kids' kids. :)

readingsully2 said...

I thought i posted. :)

God knew what he was doing when he created grandchildren and made sure that we lived long enough to enjoy our kids' kids. :)