You can’t spend time with a five year for very long without shifting the way you look at things, especially when taking a walk in the country. John’s granddaughter is constantly in motion or conversation and we’ve been very busy here while her parents are away on holiday. I arrived well equipped with the all necessary items a forty-nine, I mean five year old might like to use when settling in on a rainy Saturday morning. Below are a few pictures of our young artist at work.









You may have noticed that our art table has some flowers and leaves scattered around mixed with in our water colors, acrylic paints and oil pastels. We tried using some of them as paint brushes with varying results. We’ll be painting a little more later today, but the sun is out now so we’re off in a minute for another nature walk.


We couldn’t find a painting smock for our little artist so I used one of my t-shirts that I normally use for running. After a liberal use of safety pins, we managed to make it fit nicely. It was only after I began to review the photographs that I realized she’s wearing a perfect shirt for October since it’s Breast Cancer awareness month in America.

10 thoughts on “Perspective

  1. She looks like she’s having fun! I bet you are also. I love my grandkids, it’s just all that energy floating around. They definitely keep one young. Hope y’all have a great day! Those brushes and paints look terribly expensive for a five year old. Do I detect an adult artist around somewhere? Okay, I’ll come right out and ask, do you paint as well? Enjoy the joy of innocence and childhood!

  2. I soooo understand this. My niece who is ten and I have been doing some kind of creative thing every time we see each other (which is often) since she was a toddler. We have been doing Wreck This Journal for a few months now. It is fabulous. To see it go to Amazon and look up Keri Smith’s Wreck This Journal. Since we started, many of my friends have bought them and have been doing then with daughters and sons and grandkids, etc.

    P.S. I love that room/kitchen.

  3. Hi Elizabeth,
    You never cease to amaze me with your many talents!
    These pictures capture the fun and enchantment that children certainly bring out in us. You are certainly blessed in your new life.
    a bientot,

  4. I love the first photo. Wonderful perspective of the little lady bug . . . you are a brave women! I admire your willingness to set your sweetie loose with all the art supplies. What fun for her 🙂

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