A pink lady, perfume and field day

I did these two paintings a little while ago right after I got my brand new Winsor Newton watercolors + my new brushes… and let me tell you, it was heaven!! I normally only share one illustration per post, but not only am I way behind on getting these up. but I kind of love how they look together! Lately I have been trying a few new things that I am really excited about, and I cannot wait to share them on here! If you are as impatient as me you can see these new items already listed in my ETSY shop.

In other news, next week is Summer’s last day of preschool (although she will be in the summer program), and I am totally freaking out about her going into all day/everyday kindergarten in the fall! when did my baby turn into a big kid?! On the other hand, I am really excited for her last day of school because I am working on awesome gifts for her teachers and I can’t wait for the kids to bring their field day t-shirts (which I spent my entire last Thursday night making on a whim) to sign and get a whole group photo! and I can’t wait to hear all of the cute awards that the teachers are giving out to the students… I am just really, truly so proud of Summer and how well she handled being thrown into a new class towards the end of the year. She has made so many wonderful friends that will carry through to kindergarten, and she has been learning so much, and I look forward to picking her up every day so that I can hear all of the wonderful experiences and new things she has learned. It blows my mind how much I love this girl, I cannot imagine anything greater.  Watching her at field day, I was blown away with her compassion and kindness towards her friends, and her passion to do her best. In fact, she won a special purple ribbon; the only one in her class, for the fact that she was always cheering for her friends even when it was not her turn.

first ribbon of the day!!

she jumped so high! I couldn’t believe it!

Also, I am interested to know do you enjoy when I share about life outside of illustration, or do you prefer my strictly art posts? I would love to hear your opinion!