Monday, January 2, 2012
A moment with you.
I've been dying to share this Christmas gift. I have such a hard time keeping secrets.
Our little Bug is very Papa centric. He often tells me to go away when they are playing together and I show up. One day when Papa was out I pulled out this big canvas and had him paint the whole thing yellow. After waiting for it to dry I asked him what color he'd like to paint with over the yellow. He said purple. I mixed up some red and blue and came up with this color. I let him paint however he wanted until the paint was gone and then directed him to other paper to get the rest of his painting desires out.
I had the goal of keeping the canvas simple and not turning it a sea of mixed brown paint. I had gone through a whole bunch of quotes looking for the best one. When I came across these words I knew it was the right thing. I printed it out in a font that looks like my handwriting, only neater. I pulled a light box out and traced the words in a silver pen. After a week or so of looking at it I decided it needed a little black outline.
It came out better than I ever imagined. I feel like it looks like a small group of people tied together by the halo around them.