daily painting | arty afternoon

Where to begin? I flew to San Diego last weekend in a rush to help my daughter and her two boys with a family emergency. Won’t share details but we are all fine and working through upside-down life situations. I am spending precious gramma time with the boys, and Heath (9 years old) and I had a fabulous arty afternoon yesterday, starting with a walk and taking pics of local flora so we could come back to our temporary safe spot and paint from photos. Thanks to Dick Blick curbside pickup, Heath has some new art supplies and he quickly took to watercolors, which makes Mimi (that’s me) so excited! This is a fabulous painting by Heath, don’t you think?

Tough times here, bumpy roads ahead but we’ll get there. I adore these two boys (Mason is 12, and already taller than me and with a now-deep man’s voice!) so while the circumstances suck, we are together and safe and the boys are so sweet and helpful and darling (no prejudice here though). One day at a time, and the boys are loved and surrounded by caring family.

watercolor, pen on paperĀ