Elsa & Clare

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I always question whether to post these little experiments in watercolor or gouache because I have so little experience with the mediums. But hey, what's a blog for if not to document the process?

I enjoyed the drawing stage a lot. I really love drawing with graphite and should do it more, but because I'm not really comfortable with watercolors yet, that stage was kind of stressful. I pretty much felt like I was messing up my drawing the whole time. Ha! I still kind of think that looking at it now. I'm hoping to continue making these little paintings and getting comfortable with watercolors.

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What I absolutely do love about this little painting is that it's of my sweet Elsa and her doll Clare, who used to be Fiona's doll, but has been adopted by Elsa with big sister's permission. :)

Happy Monday, friends! May your week be gloriously ordinary.

little maker

There hasn't been much making around here. What can I say? I'm 37 weeks pregnant and have a bad attitude. I am tired, huge and over it. But yesterday I was looking at Sew Liberated's Things We Do After a Nap series (although my dear Fiona hasn't napped for a long time now) and started feeling guilty. Sorry I'm so boring, Fiona!

For a few months there (after the first trimester exhaustion subsided and before the third trimester exhaustion set in), Fiona and I had a little rhythm going where each Monday was Baking Day and each Wednesday was Art Day. So, this Wednesday, we brought Art Day back.

I got Fiona new watercolors and set her up with vermilion and golden yellow and some watercolor paper. I've learned that it's a good idea with little ones to limit the color palette so that you don't end up with a brown/gray painting every time!