The girls also really enjoy painting - and since I've stocked up on watercolor sets at garage sales for the last couple of years, we have plenty of fun. Today Jell actually painted people. This is her and Meri (Jell "has red hair and green eyes. Meri is blonde"):
That is daddy with some mighty fine hair on the left and mommy with a hair rainbow on the right:
And this is Nana sporting a purple hairdo, and Uncle Adam with a goatee down to his feet:
I love the creativity! So fun to cultivate in these little guys!
I was painting a bit today too, and have been working on this one:
I included the photos I was working from in the picture. I mostly like it but am not sure if it's done, or if I need to fix my eyes or add definition to Jell's shirt. What do you think? What does it still need? I'm trying hard to keep things loose and focus more on the emotion but it's hard to stop. I need someone to announce "and paintbrushes down please."
And this is one I did a couple of days ago:
I like the looseness in it and the tender moment - I just wish I hadn't let the watercolors get as muddy as I did. I'm not sure if it's done either although maybe it would be better to just start over and try again.
And this is one I did after the last but before the one of me. It didn't go so well and I got frustrated and gave up:
I really like the baby's face but again, I let it get too muddy on the mom, overworked the hair, couldn't figure out the teeth, got mad and gave up. Oh, and I was kind of scared to include those last two painting pictures because I really didn't do justice to the beautiful women I painted - please don't be offended - nor was I trying hard for exact replicas, but for the feeling. There's obviously still quite a few kinks to work out. Sigh.
But that's enough about me - here are a few photos of my cute kids:
And this is just sweet with the little matching piggies: