Amanda is a Hamilton, ON based watercolour painter, sewing instructor, knitter, mother, and generally crafty person!

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Molly Is Two: Sketchbook Pages and Updates

Molly Is Two: Sketchbook Pages and Updates

Molly turns two tomorrow! What a crazy, hilarious, smart, and sensitive little person she is turning out to be. Her language skills are top notch and she's starting to come up with some pretty hilarious stuff. The other day she dropped her cracker in the grocery store parking lot and as I buckled her into her car seat she said "Cracker fell!...Don't worry, mommy....I pick it up LATER." She also has so much empathy for everyone around her... handing out hugs and kisses to anyone who needs them including kissing her own injuries better. Her hair is out of control, but I love it that way, even when we have to cut the knots out. 

She was under the weather today so we holed up at home and watched lots of TV (and I brought a small folding table to the living room and got tons of painting done!). Hopefully she's feeling better tomorrow and can enjoy her birthday! 

As for the sketchbook pages, I bought this very small sketch book yesterday at Mixed Media with hopes that for once in my life I will actually fill it. Maybe. I also bought a couple of Holbein Gouache paints and they are a world of difference from the Windsor and Newton ones I bought first. These sketch pages are done in mostly the Holbein Gouache, which I think I prefer. 

And what is on the pages? A picture of Molly running around while yelling out to us that she is running around (so funny). A drawing of my basil plant which sucks up water like nobody's business and lives on our kitchen window sill, and I love that plant. Our whole window sill is covered in herbs and other plants waiting for spring to come so they can be planted outside and every day I water them and move them around for optimal sunlight and talk to them. The socks are just a dream... I am also knitting some socks for Jay that are only a fraction as interesting as those ones. Ah well, one day I will knit for me again. A green bunny. A bouquet of flowers that looks nothing like the real bouquet because that's what happens when you use new paints. 

I'm off to wrap some presents now. Happy Birthday, Molly, you deserve a wonderful day. I love you!

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