Meg and Clare decided they wanted to head back to Green Springs Garden--the site of our recent Peter Rabbit birthday party. Clare packed her art supplies in her backpack and we headed to the garden. The girls had a plan. When we arrived, they walked the paths until they found the perfect spot. In this spot, there were comfortable benches and flowers all around us. While I sat on one bench with Baby Anne (who was fussy at this point and ready for a nap), Meg and Clare unloaded their art supplies on another bench. They had paper, colored pencils and watercolors. Taking in the inspiration all around them, they began to paint. So, there we were in a beautiful garden. I was rocking a baby and the girls were painting. It all felt very Victorian. It felt like a Mary Cassatt painting.
I was disappointed not to have my phone or camera with me to capture the moment, but in a way, that would have ruined it. What was so amazing about this moment was how we slowed down and were truly in the moment. We were not distracted by the constant stream of information always available on the phone. We were not distracted by anything. I do have Meg and Clare's artwork to remember this moment.
As you can see, Meg is currently purely a watercolorist.