Oh, wait! We still play, don't we?
Sure we do! My playing tends to be more of the artistic variety these days but it is still playing. I quilt and cross stitch and I am toying with the idea of making some cards. I have even starting collecting a few tools for the projects -- rubber stamps, paper punches and such.
And, I still color.
I love these coloring books for grownups -- they are so detailed. And I absolutely LOVE Crayola colored pencils.
Ok, there is one other thing I do to play. Not many people know this but I doodle. Being the extremely untalented daughter of a pretty darn talented artist I kept my artistic endeavours to coloring and writing -- I like to write as well. I always wished I had inherited the artistic gene but alas, it wasn't to be so I just avoided the whole situation. Fast forward to the last couple of years. Bean likes to draw and I think she will be a good little artist with time and a bit of training. She likes company when she draws so I draw with her. I have learned that doodling, even if it isn't great art, is very relaxing and theraputic. I can easily get lost in it. I have also learned that it doesn't really matter if it is fine art -- if it is enjoyable that is all that matters.
So, I thought I would introduce you to Arlo. I love Arlo. He is so....well...round. And sweet. He has a female counterpart named Gwendolyn but I couldn't find her. She is round as well.
|There is a boat on the page behind and you can sort of see it -- not part of Arlo|
I am sorry he is a bit blurry -- my hands shake a little bit and I sometimes I have a hard time holding the camera still.
This is Arlo and Gwendolyn's tree.
And a couple of their BFF's
Hee hee -- they are so bad they make me laugh! I am such a silly ol' broad!