(The above is my two-for-a-few-more-months -- yipes! how fast they grow -- niece, Kaylee, or rather, a painting of her, which was a Christmas gift for my sister, or was supposed to be, but I didn't get it finished until May, so I actually gave it to her on Mother's Day. And, to be 100% honest, it's still not completely done -- Note to self: change the color of the shirt to pink! Note to everyone else: Kaylee is much cuter in real life and, not to knock my skills as an artist, but I really don't think the painting looks like her. Everyone else says it does, but I think I got something wrong. Maybe with the eyes? Anyway, I think it's much harder to capture someone you actually know on canvas, but I can't figure out just why that is.)
Anyway! I intended to write this yesterday, but yesterday was not such a good day. You can read more about that here if you'd like, but this post is not about sad things.
This post is about happiness and smiles and days that are good.
This post is about Kaylee, whom the day before yesterday, told my sister, "Mommy, you smell like a potato."
Then, asked what other people smell like, she responded, without hesitation, "Kathy (that's what the K in KJ stands for) smells like a science project!" and "Mimi smells like a painter!"
I do not understand though, why my mom -- Mimi -- smells like a painter! I totally should be the one that smells like a painter...whatever that smells like, exactly. See this?
That is an actual picture of a section of a pair of my "painting pants" -- I am the one that smells like a painter, dang it! :) Proof!:
By the way, when Kaylee was last here and saw me in those pants, she asked, "Are your pants painted on, Kathy?'
And when I said yes, she told me I need some different pants. (Strangely enough, though, the other leg has next to no such acrylic embellishment!)
Oh! And, by the way, what does Kaylee think she smells like?
P.S. I finished the "Sweet Dreams" painting! This is the second one I've done where the girl has her eyes closed (prints of the first are here). Eyes are such a huge part of my work, it surprises me how much I love these eyes wide shut girls. I definitely want to do more and have ideas for several! Perhaps I'll get it scanned in properly this afternoon and can show the completed painting off.