"Grandma, I want to draw you"
sitting next to me at the dining table. She sat on one side as I posed; then she posed on her side and I drew and painted her. Then she added the brown table and the sky and I added the sides.
I am so impressed with this just turned seven year olds' artistic abilities. I have taught her "to just draw what she sees, relax and let the pen follow your eye." And she does it. She looks, draws, peeks, draws some more. I think we both felt good about our finished painting. We used black ink and a little small Koi watercolors Pocket Field Sketch box of paints and a small water brush.
PS: Henry sends his love. He has been hanging out outside a lot this summer. He loves it when it gets hot and on the balmy nights he only comes in to eat and wants to go out again. Maybe every third night he sleeps inside with us.