Usually they involve Murphy’s Law, a fit of hysterics, or childhood antics. I guess this story involves all three of those!
When I was around six we lived on a farm outside of Montpelier, Vermont. It was somewhat isolated up a hill off the main road and with only one other house nearby. My parents bought it knowing it would need some “work” and one of the projects was painting – isn’t it always.
I’m not sure why my Mom thought it would be all right to place a 7 and 4 year old in front of a can of paint and place brushes in their hands and just run inside for a moment to fetch something.
I swear that Jay Jay started it!
When my Mom came outside we were completely covered – I’ll never forget the sheer joy and giggles – so much more fun than painting the side of the house. We were ushered (that’s putting it in kind terms) inside stripped, bathed and sent to our rooms where we proceeded to sit in our individual door ways and continue the giggles. Mom still gets exasperated in the telling!
Day 271 was created in drop after drop of acrylic paint – some swirled together for effect.
In The Studio
1. Countdown – 95 days to Apple-A-Thon!
3. Apple Recipe of the Day – Star Spangled Apple Pie
4. Interesting Article of the Day – Apples To Apples – The Apples For AS project was featured today on Ragan.com