Thursday, December 30


Two of the five grand daughters had a sleepover here this week.
I can't believe that they are nine now.
They brought paints and brushes with them but only Essie painted.

I love the freedom that the young have when they paint and draw.
She did this without actually looking at the vase.
It sits on the dining table and the look of it has just gone into her memory.
Meanwhile Izzie set the table, dried the dishes and watched a DVD!
It takes all sorts to make the world go round!


  1. Absolutely. Have a great New Year!

  2. Isn't it sad that children lose this spotaneity as they get older. It is as though they absorb the disapproval of some adults to a 'wrong' line - this has such a feeling of the joy of painting it.

  3. Looks great! We need Izzy here our dishwasher is still broken!

  4. Lovely comments...
    I absolutely agree Weaver, we too soon learn to be wary of what people think of our creativity. Shame.

  5. I actually thought that was by an adult - or at least by a much older person. She looks as though she has learnt adult ways of drawing, but retained the childhood trick of not letting thought or knowledge get in the way of the art. Maybe there's a talent there for the future... watch that space!

  6. Another artist in the!!!
    wonderful ideas like the wonderful year that awaits for you and your family,
    a big hug,

  7. With us having studios and workshops, the grandchildren have always made their way there when they come, so I suppose that it has become mormal for them. But even so as they say you don't become a car if you are born in a garage!
    Thankyou for your lovely comments.

  8. She's got something to be nurtured there. I know what you mean about the passage of time, one minute they're teething, the next they drive past you in the street and wave! Wonderful post.

  9. Jules...we had 2 weeks in India..just home and whenb I saw her again she had grown another "two years in her ways" if you know what I mean!

  10. Both of them lovely and creative in their own amazing ways <3 <3 xxxx


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