Wednesday, May 26, 2010

my African Queens

all it takes is an afternoon crafting with my girls here at home...a bit of poster paint and patience to wait for the thick wet patches of paint to dry...and an early start this morning before our little misses woke up to finish this piece and fall in love with PAINT all over again.
I am always amazed at how I feel when I haven't painted for a while and then start again. Shapes can be formed so freely with paint...even kids paint which is chalky. I was so excited to finish this that I made sure I woke up an hour earlier than everyone else (apart from Mr. R who leaves at 5.45am!) both of them look like their 16 years old in this piece, but I think I see them older when I look at them everyday...they know so much already and I've always spoken to them as equals...not at babies.
They have 1/4 African blood in them (hence the name "My African Queens")...and perhaps a little more as Mr.R's mother is Jamaican and has an African/East Indian heritage. I love History...hopefully our girls will love travel and finding out about who and where they are from.

Are you originally from the country you reside in?

Have fun thinking of your family Heritage today.


Knotted Nest said...

Great paintings Char! Yes, isn't it great to return to a medium that you've been away from.

I was born in Canada (and still live here). The importance of this never really sunk in until I took the train across the country. Now, I feel so connected to my "Canadianess". I hope your girls get that travel bug too :)

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

I'm sure one of them will get the travel's a great thing to have and be passionate about. I would rather live in a modest abode and travel the World than live in material richness and be without to see other countries.

Jen said...

Those are fabulous! I would love to see what they look like at 16 and compare. LOVE IT!!!

I'm an American born and raised, and California is where my heart stays everytime I leave there. This Arizona girl dreams of living there again someday (in the not so far future, hopefully)!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Yeah, it would be interesting to see if they resemble these drawings!
I have never been to California...or Arizona...but know they both have heat!
Have a good evening Jen, thanks for passing by!


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