I love my coloring pencils......
I use tissue paper to texturize her dress and her wings.
Here is her face.....Suzi made it look so easy.....
My face added on
First layer of painting
Close up of face.
Buddhists believe that happiness and suffering arise from the mind. In particular suffering comes from negative minds called delusions; minds such as hatred, ignorance and craving. Happiness comes from positive minds such as love, patience and wisdom. By purifying the mind of its negativities and increasing its positive states we can attain increasingly happy states of mind. When the mind is completely pure we attain the ultimate happiness of enlightenment and become a Buddha.
first image above borrowed from: http://www.thethreadsthatbindus.net/innerdragonreiki.htm
I have used pictures to help kids identify which toys belong in which buckets. I need to take more pictures, but that is the goal.
Interestingly, the one most popular toy bucket is the nature bucket. It has acorns, sticks, rock and pine cones.....so again, you never need to spend money on expensive toys.....kids find toys in almost anything from shipping boxes, to long gift wrapping tubes.
Nora is a little senorita.....this is what she looks like ready to go out to do laundry in the basement....LOL
One of my favorite trees is the magnolia tree....they give out such amazing flowers. A all around perfect tree.
Nora uses a mini toy phone and pretends to also take pictures of trees.
She is so focused. She could literally sit here for about half an hour. Pretty amazing for a 3-year old. I encourage all parents to always share their passions with their kids.
She's on my easel!!
a close-up of the branches.
I studied tons of cherry blossom photos on Google Images and this is my representation of them.....they are just so beautiful. If you have never been to DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival, it's something to see.