Does this bother anyone else?

Why can’t she just paint with ONE color and then switch? Why must she dip her brush in EVERY color before she paints a black streak on the paper? Why must she WASTE all that paint that gets wiped off at the end of the session?

Oh well, at least she had fun. 🙂



  1. Jennie said,

    August 29, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    🙂 I suggest homemade paints, you won’t care as much if they’re ruined. Cute smock by the way! I need one of those!

    • August 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      Jennie- I LOVE homemade paints… but just you wait until your little guy has a baby sibling. You won’t have ANYTHING homemade. Unless you do a lot of freezer cooking in advance… which I totally recommend. We even went out and bought a freezer specifically for that purpose.

      Also, the smocks are from Ikea. I know Chelsey actually uses them for her younger boy’s bibs at mealtimes. Genius, no? Totally doing that with Gelato. Which reminds me… I gotta get to Ikea again. Darn. 🙂

  2. August 29, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    lol – i KNOW!!! hence when my kids were little I was mean and only gave them one or two colours to paint with… until they were either old enough to not mix them or I got over caring so much haha! i think i would feel worse about wasting home made paints if i actually went to the effort of making them!
    love those smocks – we used them for eating too (BLW). Smock with silicone scoop bib on top was our perfect combo for keeping as clean as feasible.
    btw – look at you doing art w your DD – well done mama!!

    • August 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Haha, Kate, doing art is the only thing that keeps us sane! It’s far too hot to spend much time outside these days (though I know you’re probably looking forward to summer just like we’re looking forward to winter!) and I can only read so many books in one day. 🙂

      Where did you get the silicone scoop bibs? We’re totally doing BLW again. I love that your family’s techniques (and spacing) are so similar to our own; it’s wonderful to have a cheerleader who’s truly been there, done that!

  3. Jaclyn said,

    August 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Lol! This drives me crazy too! And I can’t keep myself from wiping them all clean… especially yellow.

    I got scoop bibs at babies r us. Love being able to wash them in the sink. And less to put away since we only use 2. Definitely looking for some smocks! Right now all of our crafts end with a bath.

  4. Jeremy Irish said,

    August 30, 2012 at 2:27 am

    I started out like that with watercolors, just couldn’t get the hang of rinsing… These days, you know I’m as stay-inside-the-lines a guy as anyone could ever hope for. So don’t worry! It will work itself out.

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