Paint and Play…

THIS is the best part of being Mimi (the grandmother). In the genes or the canvas.

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My kids love to paint. Often I am asked how I get them to paint, and the simple answer to that is I don’t. They paint because they love the process – I give them the space and the tools, and they do their thing.

Sometimes they need some guidance, and so I help them with planning their projects. Big canvases take time and initiative to complete – my children have a strong concept of what they want to make but they aren’t sure how to get there – that part is my job!

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Our latest project was a large canvas bought for them by their grandmother (than you Mimi!) and it needed to be something big to fill the space. We talked about many ideas but settled on an ocean theme – something meaningful to all of us, for many reasons. The ocean!

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We propped the canvas up…

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