Bellie’s Here For A Visit

Jul 30, 2014

This past Sat­ur­day, Isabel­la (a.k.a. Bel­lie) my 7 year old niece came for her week of every­day fun. We have had a blast doing one paint project after the next. This girl LOVES to PAINT! She wants to paint over going to see a movie, get­ting a makeover at Sweet & Sassy, eat­ing break­fast at IHOP etc. I sug­gest some­thing fun to do for the day and all she says is can I just paint. So paint is what we have done all week.

My Little Pony

I asked her Sun­day what she want­ed to paint and she said a horse. At first I pan­icked because this aun­tie does not draw espe­cial­ly hors­es. So I found some col­or­ing pages of My Lit­tle Pony online, print­ed some out, let her pick which one she want­ed to paint then used the col­or­ing page as my pat­tern. She was thrilled to get to paint a pony and I was relieved that I did not dis­ap­point her.


Mon­day, she want­ed to water­col­or so I stamped some of Dina Wak­ley’s awe­some scrib­bly birds onto water­col­or paper using Jet Black Archival Ink and let Bel­lie paint until she was tired of paint­ing birds. She decid­ed to stop at 8. She loved using my water­col­or pens so much that you can bet she will be going home with her own set.

Tues­day was field trip day. We rode the DART rail into Dal­las and went to the Dal­las World Aquar­i­um. It was a per­fect after­noon of fun that I will share pho­tos of tomor­row.

Today, was anoth­er paint day. I drew a fox onto a can­vas and let her paint as she wished. I can­not express to you how much Bel­lie loves paint­ing. It is the first thing she wakes up think­ing about and the last thing she talks about before bed. It makes me so hap­py to hear a child talk about some­thing the love so much.


Tomor­row, I’m going to try real­ly hard to see if I can get her inter­est­ed in col­lage. I’m not sure I can con­vince her to try it but I’m going to give it my best attempt. I’m hop­ing since she’ll be using a paint brush to apply the mul­ti medi­um she will go for it.

Here’s to a love of paint­ing and all things arty!



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