Yesterday, out of the blue, I decided we’d ALL paint (Mr. MK too). Nope, not the walls, on paper just for fun. This is VERY, VERY unlike me! The children looked shocked.
Generally, I discourage arts and crafts (until the sitter arrives) due to the mess and general chaos! I am not sure what came over me?! It might be the 30 Tiny Moments, forcing me to be a little bit more creative and look at things a wee bit differently. There I go, getting all artsy-fartsy on you.
By the time we were set up and I had explained the
strict watercolor bylaws rules to Sam and Liz, Georgia had fallen asleep on the couch. YAH! Oops, did I say that out loud? (Sorry Georgie)
What rules? Well, you know the standard painting
strict watercolor bylaws rules –> make sure your brush is clean before you put it in a new color, because if you use black and then put it in the yellow and get it dirty; I’ll have to beat you with a BIG stick. If you rinse your dirty brush in my clean water, then I’ll beat you with the BIG stick again. Keep your brush on your own paper. No arguing. No yelling. No whining (SAM). It sounds like a barrel of laughs, eh?
Surprisingly enough, we had a great time! All
strict watercolor bylaws rules were followed, the majority of the time.
Liz did attempt to pummel Sam after he painted this picture of her with a forked tongue.
Sheesh Sam, I didn’t mention it earlier, but that violates
strict watercolor bylaw rule 15(b) –> don’t demonize your sister! Must I spell absolutely everything out for you? HUH?
Poor Lizzy she was being such a good girl … painting this lovely cabin.
Come to think of it, that forked tongue may have been the beginning of the litigious New Jersey attitudes that surfaced later in the day.
Then she woke up. Grumpy! She immediately violated
strict watercolor bylaws rules 1a, 1b, 1c, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 3c, 12e, and 14f!
Worst of all, she didn’t keep her darn brush on her own paper! Look at what she is doing to my sweet masterpiece.
You’re a wee tyrant Georgia!
All in all, we had a lovely afternoon. It left me wondering, when ‘art’ stopped being one of my favorite things to do and became just a mess to clean up?
I will announce the winners soon. I promise. You should see what is coming later this week. You’re gonna love it!