A big, wholehearted THANK YOU for the compliments on the "something different" painting I posted yesterday. I read them all to the person who deserved them - and that definitely wasn't me.
I asked my daughter yesterday if she wanted to play, and after receiving a positive answer gave her some oil pastels and a pad of paper. She never used them before, so she asked me two questions.
1. What do you do with them?
My well formulated answer was: "You smoosh them and blend them".
2. Do you start from dark to light or from lights to dark?
My answer was a confused look, before I told her that I don't know.
Okay, said she and then did this:
I, in the mean time played with soft pastels over graphite and made one of my faces... The funniest thing is that I also looked at a picture, but couldn't come even close. So, I finished as fast as I could, and then just sat and looked at her create. I am going to try and steal as many moments like this one and lock them in my memory, before she leaves for college... and then I am going to pull them out from my heart and smile.