Making Lasting Memories
One of the things that are very important in my life is spending time with my grandchildren. I want to try to make a connection with them and the things they are interested in. My granddaughter is a little artist. She has been every since she was little. Whenever I babysit, you can find us either painting together or watching art videos—yes she can sit and watch YouTube art videos for the longest time. She loves it.
A couple of years ago, I decided to gift her with her “very own” plein air bag filled with all of the necessary items for painting in watercolor. So one day it was a big deal when we went on our first art outing. It was fun to see what she chose to sketch and I was amazed at how she just sat down and got busy with her sketch. She didn’t talk much but just focused on the business at hand. Isn’t it amazing how little children are so confident in their art? I thought maybe she would ask some “how to” questions along the way—but nope—she was in her “zone”. We adults can take a lesson from children about learning to be confident in our artistic endeavors.
She did an excellent job that day and we topped off the day with a trip to Starbucks—vanilla bean frappe for her and a mocha frappe for me. Life doesn’t get much better!
Here is mine:
We have gone out sketching a few times and I look forward to the summer break when we will have time for making more memories and creating a lasting legacy!”
A few more of my sketches from our outings together.
How about you? Are any of your grandchildren interested in sketching and painting? If so, take them out with you and create a memory!