This evening the kids and I enjoyed a fun little painting event in honour of Canada's 150th birthday. Communities across the country are creating murals that reflect the culture and history of Canada that will be prominently displayed in their communities for many years come.
For our event we were each given a small painted tile as well as a large blank tile to work with. Our job was to recreate what we saw in miniature onto our larger tile. David Trimble was our instructor and he was fabulous. The kids had a great time and we all got quite absorbed in our work and were surprised when it was time to pack up our brushes.
Here is Emma-Lyn working on her first masterpiece. She and I and Nate pulled a bit of a switcheroo mid evening and worked on each other's paintings. David has such a great personality and instantly put you at ease as you attempted to do what felt like the impossible.
Emma-Lyn switched to another painting that I had been working on as it had more blue in it. And she loves blue so I took over this painting. While this did feel daunting at first it was fun and challenging to give it a whirl.
Nate and Sean both worked on this particular tile.