Although I am home in Newfoundland due to ‘unfortunate circumstances’ (that just feels an all too light way to phrase it but I’ll go with it), it was pretty awesome to be able to truly celebrate this particular day – National Children’s Craft Day with my 5 year old my niece Rowan!
Clay Cafe is mine and Rowan’s special place!
We love going there!
I was able to surprise her by picking her up from school. She had no idea I was even in town and jumped up and down when she saw me.
When we got there, Rowan used my camera to take a lot of photos
But then it was time to get down to brass tacks
Rowan had selected a mermaid sitting on a rock to paint today.
She did exceptionally well – she is now old enough now to grasp the multiple coats required to get the full effect when it goes in the kiln.
I also was able to have a ‘teachable moment’ when she asked me to get ‘skin colour’ paint for her. I ask what colour skin – black, brown, white …?
She deliberated but did go with white… so just another blonde, purple eyed mermaid in the world
She took this photo herself:
It’s good practice, as an artist, to document your work!
Then we went for hot chocolate !
It was really hard to say goodbye – she said she wanted to visit me in Vancouver – that she has a passport and everything! I would love nothing more than to have her with me all the time.
She is doing really well.
She is very bright and happy go lucky.
She is quite talented and inquisitive.
Sarah would be so proud.