Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fall Portraits

I love zentangling. When I started to zentangle Nature Girl wanted to join in the fun. I gave her a marker and some paper and let her go. Now she zentangles often and really enjoys it too. She has her own ideas about zentangles and likes to use colors not just black. It's fun to see what she will create. This sweet apple zentangle is one that she recently drew for me. I love it and have it hanging in my classroom.

Apples make me think of fall and school portraits. The last two years she's had a forced fake smile for her portraits so I wasn't expecting them to turn out this year. In fact I had already scheduled a portrait session for our family portraits and had decided to get her pictures done when low and behold this portrait from school showed up. I think it turned out great!

These last two are from our family portrait session. She wanted her picture taken with the fake rock because she loves rocks so much.
In fact she loves rocks so much that she wants a meteorite. I think we'll have to add it to the Christmas wishlist. Last year she wanted Santa to bring an ostrich egg and this year so far the list includes a stuffed husky, a lava lamp and new twinkle toe sneakers that light up. I think a fossil would be cool too but she hasn't mentioned that.

8 comments:

Karen said...

Your little Nature Girl is seriously the cutest little thing!

Christy said...

She looks lovely Jill. And so grown up! Tell her to stop that. :)

DS was into watching Meteorite Men for a while and he wanted a meteorite too. There are thousands of them for sale on ebay.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Such beautiful pictures! I love her wishlist as well. ;o) I've never hear of zentangling but I'm thinking that is something that I need to investigate further.

Karen said...

Hey Jill, I can mail you a copy of the dino pattern if you want to make it for your little cutie. I'll just make a copy on my printer. It's really an easy pattern and you can sew it up in an afternoon. Let me know :)

Look What The Kat Dragged In said...

Nature girl really gives Santa a run for his money - LOL

veryberryhandmade said...

Those are rather tough Christmas gift requests! My Danny has asked for an Arctic Hare - which may be a tough one!

Nature Girl looks so lovely in her picture - and I love the rock too. :D

littleminx said...

lovely photo's Jill, have a happy weekend x

Yarni Gras! said...

she is just so cute! I'm so glad she is doing well...you sound good too!