Mermaids and Painting

I’ve mentioned before how Emma has such a great imagination and creative ability.  She absolutely loves to draw, color, glue, paint, glitter, tape, whatever!  Some of the things she comes up with are amazing, and other are….well…..let’s just say, they give me a good chuckle. Emma and I recently did a little painting.  Here she is getting down to the business of art  🙂 

All I did was put a base coat of acrylic paint on two canvas pieces that I have a “vision” for creating.  I’m not going to tell you yet what it will be, because I’m not exactly certain at this point myself…but I have an idea in my head.  And I’m gonna go with it.  We’ll see how it translates onto the canvas….. 

I haven’t “painted” since I was a TA (teacher’s assistant) in my middle school art class, which I LOVED.   And no, I’m not counting the interior and exterior house painting I have done.  That’s not fun painting….it’s just work, mostly.  Ick.  Anyway, my basic idea stemmed from a project tutorial that Ashley from Lil blue boo has on her blog, but then I started thinking……that I want to take it in a different direction….so we’ll see how that turns out.  And hopefully I don’t strain any strange hidden muscles during my painting sessions.  I know what you’re thinking….strain muscles? PAINTING? But yeah, it IS possible.  (Haha).  I’ll keep you posted on the project as it progresses. 

I also want to share a conversation Emma and I had earlier the same evening. I picked her up from the Boy’s & Girls Club after work.  She hopped in the car, got buckled in, and then asked me…

Emma: “Mom, what do mermaids eat?” 

I got ALL excited!!  OH OH OH!  I KNOW this one!! I confidently replied “Fish….clams…oysters…”.

I figured that answer would be sufficient because I’m positive that’s correct.  (I’ll have to verify next time I bump into a mermaid). However, it wasn’t. In typical Emma fashion…we must know more…..details, details…give her details!

Emma: “Do they cook it?”

Me: “No”.

Emma: “Ew, gross. Can’t they cook it in the sun?”

At this point, I’m not willing to dive any deeper into this conversation on mermaid cuisine, so I am now starting  to throw out “I don’t know’s” and “Sure, I guess” replies……

Me: “I don’t know honey.  I guess they could if it was a sunny day”….

Her reply was perfectly simple….

Emma: “It’s always a sunny day, except for when it rains”. 



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