The children have always been more into drawing than painting. This is mostly my fault, since painting is messier (although I doubted this many times when getting crayon off the walls). After we got furniture moved (again) we had a table on the porch. It’s a glass top table, so perfect with paints. The girls settled down out there in the 90 something degree heat to work on watercolor.
I paged through a book of watercolors with them and gave them a little instruction. They’re still trying to draw with a paintbrush, but I plan on working with them this summer. Maybe as school work finishes we’ll gradually start a series of art lessons. Flopsy is wanting to work on a braided rug and Ribby needs some more advanced instruction in crocheting. I spent a very happy summer many years ago at Sewanee
, getting my arts credits out of the way all at once: Music 101 (the easiest class I have ever or will take) and Theater 101 (way out of my usual comfort zone but a good choice). Summer is a good time for this.