Thursday, December 3, 2009

An Artist in the Making

"All the colors of the world

Are gifts of love to me,

With skill and trust

I take my brush

And place it carefully

So that my work a gift will be."

- Regina Reiter, 1997

My little budding artist. Always wanting to help with anything his mama might be attempting. Painting has become one of his favorite activities. As soon as the brushes and paint come out he runs to get his little stool and very special apron his great aunt made him.

In a previous life - back before I had The Little, I was a water colorist. While I don't often find time to sit down and become completely engrossed in a detailed painting like I did pre-child, I do find that spending time with him, experiencing the magic of color spreading across a newly soaked piece of heavy watercolor paper is magical. I feel like I've been blessed to experience this medium all over again through his eyes. It's a lovely gift, a child's imagination and creativity.

Yours in experiencing things all over again,
Simple Mama


  1. Hey there from Alaska! I’ve been LOVING your blog for awhile! Thought I would introduce myself. Beautiful photos and inspiration found here-thank you! Can't wait fro Santa to bring us some new watercolors!!!
    I’ve been discovering a lot of new (to me) blogs and it’s been wonderful to find so many like minded people!
    Feel free to drop by my blog as well. I’ve been enjoying posting more prolifically lately- Advent/holiday gift ideas, recipes, insights and tutorials.
    Off I go to peruse more of your blog…-Happy holidays!

  2. I love the pretty colors!

  3. so so sweet!!
    Ok I just have to say... SINEAD LOHAN!! oh my goodness!! I thought I was the only person in the world that knew of her and loved her! I remember when that album came out, I was living in GA. She came to a local coffee shop to play. *sigh*
    You are my hero!!

  4. Ooh so sweet! It's obvious you are an artist and I was wondering what medium you did. What a lucky, lucky boy to have a mama to share her love and talent of painting with!

  5. How lovely! I'm feeling much the same way about many things in life, especially painting.

  6. Oh Wow! I just posted about painting too. We are exploring red here as well. Lovely!

  7. love his little paintings. i'd love to see some of your art, mama. what fun to share this with the little one.