What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with these beautiful young ferns and lily of the valley leaves from the Pacific Spirit Park yesterday that remind us every day how precious and magnificent our world is.
Thank you also to all the children who honored the earth today with their beautiful painted rocks which we enjoyed on the Salish Trail in the Pacific Spirit Park this morning.
Thank you also to Greta Thunberg @gretathunberg who represented them and all of us speaking so eloquently and passionately to the US Congress today. And thank you to Amanda Gorman who has inspired us once again with her moving and beautiful poem Earthrise. The Earth could not have better champions who give us all such hope.
What could be a more enjoyable way to spend an afternoon than FaceTiming with my beautiful granddaughter today creating a virtual collage, with her request for an erupting volcano, lava and a dinosaur 🦕 which I’m happy to report received the seal of approval. 😉 ❤️
Could there be a better way to start the weekend than creating art with my beautiful granddaughter on only our third visit this year. ❤️❤️❤️
So many great memories from a wonderful family week…
…especially cousin time…
…and ending today with the artist at work in the studio with her own original leaf creations from start to finish.
We miss them both already and hope we are together again soon.
Every minute nothing but pure joy and love from the early morning hug to the bedtime kisses and everything in between, including seaweed moustaches at the beach (photos prohibited I’m afraid).
What better way to spend Canada Day than painting in the studio with our Vancouver granddaughter. How lucky can anyone be to have two beautiful granddaughters who love to paint with their doting grandpa.❤️
Always the best part of any visit is painting with the artist in residence and today’s rainbow couldn’t have been a better subject to paint.
I have interpreted this week’s Photo Challenge: Awakening the best way I know how by sharing the joy of spending time in the studio last weekend with my beautiful, creative granddaughter who shows us all so perfectly how a box of paints, a few brushes, paper and a little water can awaken the artist in all of us.
For this week’s Photo Challenge from The Daily Post one of my happiest corners this past week was the corner of my work table in the studio where the real artist in the family, in less than an hour, gave me a lesson in impressionism, abstract expressionism and action painting.
Oh, what joy!
With thanks to my daughter for the photo of my beautiful granddaughter and me.