Monday, June 18, 2007

Summer Time!

2.5" x 3.5" - NFS

I guess its finally summer here in New Hampshire. Its hot and the kids finally get out of school this Wednesday. Yes they are still in school - I think we go the latest in the country! We're making up for those winter snow days now.

I love summer and doing things with the kids - we go swimming a lot at a nearby lake and sometimes trek out to the ocean which is a good 2 hours away. I don't look forward to those days that the kids are just bored bored bored though. You know what I mean - when all the other kids on the block are at camp during the day or on vacation and the heat outside starts to be a burden instead of fun. To the kids they expect to be doing something everyday but it just plain costs too much to be doing something all the time.

We get all these fliers at the end of the school year for all the different day camps going on and my daughter really wanted to go to art camp. I just can't afford to send her to day camp when I'm at home anyway so we've decided to have our own art camp - why not right? Now I can't wait for summer vacation! My plan is we go on little picnics for art camp in different places around towns, and invite her friends to come along - we eat, we draw or paint from nature, the kids can run around and its FREE! :-) I like that bit a lot!

I'm going to start that second larger piece with those red shiny shoes today! I took off yesterday and the day before for Father's Day - tidied up the house Saturday which it really needed after getting so many drawings done. MORE DRAWING DONE = LESS LAUNDRY DONE. Sigh. BUT I'm back to work and will hopefully have something to post soon!


Kasie Sallee said...

I think that's a great idea! My 5 year old is already showing so much interest in art. I want to find ways to encourage her in it. Yesterday I bought her a really neat Walter Foster drawing book that is geared towards the younger age.

Nicole Caulfield said...

What's the drawing book like? My 4 year old really likes to draw and is such a darn perfectionist already - I really have to praise her because she gets so upset if she thinks something is off. Its too cute.

Kasie Sallee said...

I just wrote a blog post about them. I really like them for the 4-5 year old age.

Beth Macre said...

Nicole, My daughter was the same way when she was little and today she doesn't do any art (she's 20). She did take my class in high school for one semester though. I was really disappointed. I'm just hoping that she will find a creative outlet someday.