Paint mask. From Mimee. Go Mimee’s house. Pink, red, sparkles. Yellow please. Little brush. No, my brush. Table clean. Dot dot dot dot. Line. Pretty! I’m butterfly! Pink butterfly. I love Mimee and Poppy. I love you back.
Outside, Iris and I were painting. I worked on my canvas and she did a paper rainbow.
This canvas I started working on right after my birthday, and now it’s all done. We put lines and dots and puddles. Mama works on it with me because otherwise I kind of forget what we’re doing and paint my body instead. Because I like the feeling of the wet brushes on my skin. But when Mama is painting little dots, I copy her with big dots. We splat some red and yellow together. I walk over it and leave negative footprints. My feet turn greenish aqua.
Stripes grow all over my arms and legs. Some are drips and some are brush strokes, but it’s okay because the hose has been in the sun all day. I stand in the hose shower and warm rainbow colors swell at my feet.
During our meeting, I used wooden pencils to draw this picture. I practiced moving fast and slow, hard and soft. I learned to pick my color, and I noticed when my pencil was upside down it didn’t work as well. I like to put the pencils on the little table, but we have to be careful not to draw on it. We only draw on paper. We also don’t put them in my mouth. Now my picture is almost finished, so I carry the pencils over to the table, pick out one, and then bring one back to color.
We are at the art walk in Ojai, and we saw a disturbing puppet show, sculptures, and a pretty singer-songwriter. I danced and wiggled for the singer but for the puppets I put my butt down and made sure my Mama was right behind me. In the morning we went to the community church and I watched a show in the nursury.
There are lots of dogs here but I can’t find my Phydeaux.
Well I took a nap in the car and woke up ready to paint. We used my new brushes and my cake tempera on this nice big canvas. I like touching the paint with my fingers and all the colors swirling around. There was so much to check out outside that I didn’t want to stay at my canvas though. I tried painting some pots and the stairs I love by the kitchen. My blue dots will rinse off when it rains. Another fun thing I tried was picking violets and wiping them on the canvas too. They actually made purple!