simple things photo challenge

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I’ve become a bit of an OCD mom, I admit.  It makes me crazy when he gets super messy and as a result, we’ve never really painted together at home (other than paint with water).  Logan paints at school occassionally, so I convinced myself he was getting the creative time he needed.  Plus I’m free with the markers and crayons – for some reason those weren’t as scary to me!
But yesterday it occurred to me that if I got some decent washable paints, it couldn’t be all that bad.  So I broke down and got them and we’ve gone on a painting fest since then.  All in all, he’s pretty careful with his painting, so I don’t know why I was worried in the first place.  I love that he’s so free with adding and mixing colors.  He’s been big on asking me what certain color combinations make.  So I love that he can see it for himself.
By the way, I’ve become completely obsessed with Lightroom presets.  This one was treated with “Matt’s Vintage Style” from Lightroom Killer Tips.


  1. very cute, you should try Crayola Color wonder productes, they only color on their own special paper, so no mess. My kids loved them.
    Visiting from The Simple Things, thanks for sharing

  2. I'm visiting from simple as that. Such a cute memory! I totally don't blame you for being a little OCD. Kids painting always makes me nervous.

    I host a link-up on Fridays called a few of my favorite things. I'd love for you to link up next week.

  3. It's so fun watching our little ones explore the world of creativity. Hurray for braveness! :)

  4. I am visting from Simple as that and wanted to say hello. You photo is just gorgeous, love the vintage feel and it makes me happy too.
    Micayla x

  5. I LOVE this shot Heather! totally featuring it in the simple things roundup later today! :) rebecca

  6. Thank you everyone for the compliments! And not judging me about my issues with toddler painting. :) We've made big steps this week!

  7. I like the concept of bring a child in a art school so they would develop there Artistic skills.


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