Ahh... It felt so good to pick up a pencil and brush again. To mix the paints and watch the colors blend. I haven't done any of this sort of thing since before Lilly's birth and I was, frankly, having withdrawals.
When Chip and the kids asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day, I told them that all I needed was time to doodle.
And doodle I did! For inspiration, I kept going back to this beautiful book. As I told a friend recently, just looking at it makes me want to break out the watercolors and forget all about the laundry. One of the first things I did was research a few of our common local birds and paint their eggs.
I know one day, I'll be able to do this more often... As my sweet friend Dodi reminds me, this is but a season. And what a beautiful one it is.
(P.S. ~ And yes, if you are wondering, Lilly has nursed herself to sleep in the sketch above. :-))