My babies!

My babies!
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Painting With A Twist!

Last April -Kaci attended a class at Painting with a Twist to help out the JDRF Austin Chapter. She painted a beautiful butterfly auction piece for the Hope Ball. It was a collection of 25 butterfly canvases painted by children with Type 1 Diabetes. It sold for $4,000! AMAZING!

Ever since she attended this class....she has been hooked on painting and she loves to paint on canvas. She made several art pieces for her school nurse and several other teachers at the end of the year in May. In April - Grandma Dee and PaPa surprised her with $50 so that she could sign up and attend another class. So- with summer coming to an end ...we figured we better pick a class and sign up!

Kaci's BFF, Grayson , had a birthday this month - so we treated her to a painting class as well. More fun to paint with a friend....don't you think?

First they painted a color in each corner: blue, yellow, purple and orange. Then they blended with white in the middle to make the beautiful sky background.

Here is Grayson starting her canvas too!

Once the background was blended - it was time to make the tree branches!

Next, they added a couple of flowers here and there!

Time to add the bluebirds!

Ta-Da! Look how beautiful they both turned out! I can't wait to go back and take a class of my own. So much fun!!

We have found the perfect spot to hang this canvas in Kaci's room! Just have to get Daddy to do it this weekend.

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