Sunday, July 12, 2009

~ history repeating itself ~

remember paint by numbers?
I grew up
spending countless hours filling in the
numbered spaces with paint
every last white space was filled
and a painted picture magically
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}


Andrea said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

debra@dustjacket 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???

Anonymous 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
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

Stephanie Suzanne Designs 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?!


Bernideen said...

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

Faded Plains said...

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

Anonymous 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!

Winchester Manor 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!!

Lifeofkaylen 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! 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

Angela 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)