Sunday, July 12, 2009

~ history repeating itself ~

remember paint by numbers?
I grew up
spending countless hours filling in the
numbered spaces with paint
until
every last white space was filled
and a painted picture magically
appeared
i wish i still had all of mine

well my daughter discovered
the magic
and has been painting
up a storm


this time i will keep every last one
of her masterpieces

{she was so focused on her painting that she didn't even know i snapped this photo}




21 comments:

Andrea said...

I remember painting by numbers and wish I had mine, too.
Blessings, andrea

carolineslostandfound said...

Oh how fun! I remember painting by numbers too! I did not keep mine either...Take care, Caroline

Dustjacket attic said...

I DO remember, gosh!

What beautiful photo's of a gorgeous young lady!xxx

Carol said...

NOW....we so appreciate the things of our past...hang on to those treasures!! Oh...where will I put them all???

becky said...

I remember paint by numbers as well.In fact a few winters ago I got myself some really cute victorian bears to paint.I loved them.I tried paint by number on velvet too but I wasnt to impressed with them.Your daughter looks very into her painting, lol.

Maria Confer said...

I adore paint by numbers!! So much fun that you're able to share something from your childhood with your daughter.

Duchess of Tea said...

Wow!! Just this morning my daughter and I were talking about coloring books and paint by numbers. Amazing!! You have alovely daughter by the way, so sweet.
Duchess xx
P.S. I would like to email you a photo of blue birds, if you don't mind send me your email address mine is roseteacottage@yahoo.com
if you prefer I will post it on my blog and you can copy and take it whichever way you prefer.

Sunshine said...

I loved paint-by-numbers! And that ballerina is exquisite. Your daughter is precious.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I have never done a painting by numbers... I have seen them though, I love the one your daughter is doing and it is looking fabulous... can we see it when its finished?

x Alex

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Thanks for your kind comments Koralee. This photo of your daughter is very special! Julie

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Koralee, I'm right there with you! I too spent many hours with *paint by number*. I know it's made a come back but I haven't looked too closely at it yet. I will have to do that though. Boy, wouldn't it be great to have all of our creations from our childhoods?!

Stephanie

Bernideen said...

This is a verycute blog- will come back later to stroll!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Love paint by numbers...and your daughters is coming out beautifully.

blondiensc said...

WOW, your daughter is an amazing artist, really..she did all of that herself? I am always in awe of those that can draw, my brother stole all of those abilities from me...! :) hope you had a great weekend and cherish these paintings forever!

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

I loved these as a kid! Sadly, I didn't keep any of them. How great that you will hang on to these for your daughter!!

Lovely post!!
xoxo
Karyn

Kaylen said...

She's really good!!! Even with paint-by-numbers, my pictures don't always look right...I think some people have the artist gene and some people don't.
Beautiful snapshot of her!

Beach Vintage said...

Yes, I remember! Thanks for reminding me about it. How lucky she is that she has you to save all of these.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh yes! I remember with great pleasure the many hours I spent painting by number! Those were such relaxing peaceful hours! Now your daughter is spending precious moments of enjoyment. (She's a beauty! And so is her artwork!)

Kellie Collis said...

A wonderful lifetime memory!! x

Angie said...

I used to love paint by numbers - although I was never very good at it. Your pictures turned out really well.

Lara Harris said...

Some paint-by-number paintings are actually worth a lot of money now...they are a really great teaching tool for a beginner I reckon!:o)