For someone who wouldn't even put her bare feet on the grass a year ago, Madi has come a long way! She has a real competitive streak and when she saw a group of kids climbing this huge pohutakawa tree, she said "I am going to do it!" We all said that she was too small and it probably wasn't a good idea, but we let her try, thinking she would go a little way and then ask to get down. But, no, she was so focused and determined and reached the hollow, about 10 feet up. She yelled out "I did it! I am so happy!" We all told her that we were so proud of her!!
I love the mood board at D-Lish Scraps this month! Perfect for this pic of Madi on her birthday. She had been waiting for weeks to be sung, "Happy Birthday, Dear Madi"! Every grandparent, aunt , uncle or friend who rang or called in, had to sing it to her! So cute!
The days have been so hot here, so isn't uncommon to see the mums getting in the paddling pools with the kids!!
This layout of my daughter and her girls is using the Feb 1st sketch at Stuck?! Sketches.
The February challenge is up at ARTastic! The painting this month is a fun and bright work by Cathy McClelland called 'Green Lorikeets'. Other than inspiration from the painting the criteria is to use 'paint'.
For my DT layout I was inspired by the bright colours, the 'floaty effect' and the birds. For the 'paint' criteria, I have mixed silver paint with gel medium to stencil the bubbles and painted the wooden title and bird.
The painting by Cathy McClelland:
I hope this painting will inspire you to enter our challenge here!