I once again conscripted child labor for today’s world watercolor month post. I’m a terrible person and I know it!
This is 3 year old Karson and 7 year old Camden collaborating on a painting using a standard school watercolor set and my aqua brushes. Much fun was had by all! I’m thinking I’m going to need another set for the kids.
It’s so important to me to remember the significance of this day. I have lived in other countries and it helped me to understand that although I don’t agree with my country’s politics and I despair over our choices for the next presidential election, I still am so grateful to live in this country where I can disagree and try to reach my full potential as a woman. There may be other places in the world where this can happen but nowhere else do women have the opportunity to act and speak and succeed based on our own drive and intelligence. No, our country isn’t even close to perfect, but I’m still SO thankful to live here in the United States of America! Happy Independence Day!
OK so I cheated a bit on this painting. I used a Sharpie Poster Paint marker for white accents (hey! It’s water based!). And I used blue and red glitter pens to make it sparkle, unfortunately I’m the only one that can see the glitter 😃.
See everyone tomorrow, when hopefully it will be a better try!
Happy Independence Day!
Today was harder. I tried going red with the flowers and ended with a gloppy brown mess! (Yes, now gloppy is a word, you’ll find many new words here, I need to inform Dictionary.com!) So, I’ve decided to work on a small scale and be simple today. I decided to sketch in a flower instead of just glopping (see? It’s a verb!) paint on the page as I did yesterday.
And once again I am surprised by the end. Not so bad for a 2nd try!
"Creativity takes Courage" Henri Matisse