Friday, June 22, 2012

Want to relax? Go painting with these guys

9 years ago Jim got me a water color paint set for our 1 year anniversary. I did some painting, didn't think I was any good and set it aside. Well the girls found it last week. I was looking through my paintings and I think I was pretty good. The girls were inspired and I told them that before we left for Korea, we would go and paint. We've been hanging out with Julia's kids a lot this summer and her son, David, is quite an artist so I invited them along too.

We drove down Federal (mistake) to that spot at Speer and Zuni that overlooks the city. We parked illegally at an office building and walked to the perfect spot under some trees.

We sat and drew and painted. The weather was perfect and it was one of the most relaxing things I have ever done (and definitely the most relaxing thing I've done with my should know that the 2 year old was napping at home with  a sitter...).

A funny side note. I know, my dear faithful 9 readers, you think my children must be gifted-I mean look at their mother-I think they must be: When we got to our spot over looking the city, the girls didn't quite get why we were there-as they sat facing the opposite way.

I pointed out the city, but they didn't care because they see art everywhere.

Ruby with a beautiful portrait of the Ramada

Grace who decided to paint Jamie Atlas' studio (she added a water feature to it-Jamie I think you should consider it)

David and his portrait- AMAZING!

My picture

Brayan and his picture. So artistic!
We ran out of time, so we didn't get a chance to paint our drawings, but we haven't left Denver yet, maybe we'll return to finish. I hope so.


  1. Well, as one of your nine faithful readers, I feel compelled to complement you on your bravery and insight with this activity! Excellent work done by all. Kids really do see art everywhere, if we let them!

    1. Ohhh! And that's coming from an actual GT teacher!