Sketching Outdoors

At the beginning of the week we had snow,
by the end of the week people were walking around with shorts on!
I knew I needed to take the girls outside but wanted to make sure we fit in some art time too

So, I packed up our 
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a couple pads of paper,
some brushes and a jar of water.

Grabbed the dog, the wagon and the camera and headed out on a walk. 
Along the way the girls pointed out the things they saw
and by the time we reached our destination they were ready to sketch!

C drew a picture of a pink sun and quite a few flowers
 The girls were so cute sitting next to each other just sketching away.
When they were finished with their pictures
I got the water jar out and watched their faces light up,
this was their first time using the watercolor pencils
(even though I've had them since before they were born)
A liked drawing, then painting with the water, then drawing over the water
 After a couple of drawings, they'd get up and go look for some new inspiration
sketch pad in hand
 It felt so nice to be outside enjoying the beautiful weather
taking in the sights and sounds
feeling inspired and creative
What a perfect way to spend the day

What's your favorite thing to do outdoors?


  1. Cute post. Love that you took your girls outside with sketchbooks. I always mean to do that with my daughter.....this may just be inspiration to do so ! Thanks!

  2. Looks like that was a perfect day! It's my idea of a perfect day, at least. I want those watercolor pencils!


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