Childhood Is Calling

Gobs & gobs & smears of unrestrained, extravagant color!  
extra fancy Fionna
 Summer gives us that; so do children's hands.

green caterpillar
 Even though ours have grown, we often have little ones around & it's good to be prepared. 
painter by the window

jelly glass dippers,
rolls of paper,
stacks of paper plates,
and all kinds of cardboard.

Dylan paints
blue swirls
 poster paints,

"Mom I was just playing with color." Fionna
squishy tubes of acrylics,

fingers, buttons, glue

popsicle sticks,
buttons, tape
 & lot's of glue.

Chalks, crayons, colored pencils, magic markers & playdough for sure!

truck road
  Siccors, strips of ribbon & balls of yarn,

two trees wrapped
  for wrapping things up.

checking on the progress
Sticks and grass, we always have plenty of that!

Always allowing the imagination to flow & making room for masterpieces!

These beautiful children are the masterpieces of Dawn who I had the pleasure of meeting over the weekend via blogland.

 Two years ago she and her husband transplanted from California to Nova Scotia, Canada and she began writing her blog,
To The Outskirts! 
 She is an inspiring wife, mother, homeschool teacher and adventurer who is also wonderful behind the camera.

Dawn, you are a daily dose of inspiration!
Thank you so much for allowing me the priviledge of including your sweet children & their imaginations at TLPC.
All photos courtesy of Dawn, To the Outskirts


Michelle said...

Nice!...being from Nova Scotia, I know the's beautiful.

Stunning photos, and a great message Lisa!

Have a great week!


pve design said...

Must be all that light and good air up there, that makes her creative juices flow so much like a child.
How nice that you were able to connect like children at the park.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

I love children, and I love art, and I love children and art! Amazing photos!

LindsB said...

beautiful images! looks like the perfect summer!

Francine Gardner said...

This is the perfect timing for your incredibly beautiful boys are grown too but this week end our friends will be visiting with their 3 years old....I can't wait to have some fun with him! ( a chance to take me away from weeding...)

Jen of Made By Girl said...

Loved this post...the painting are like SUPER CUTE! I would frame and hang them for sure. :)))))))

Dumbwit Tellher said...

This post just makes your heart soar. What is more special than watching those tiny hands create beautiful things? Imaginations are what make a childhood a great one. Such a lovely post Lisa. Dawns children are adorable and her photography really great. You are my inspiration Lisa, always so uplifting, kind and generous with your comments. So glad we have connected xx

Dawn said...

Lisa, Such a lovely post. Your words are beautiful! Thanks for sharing a slice of our life... These little ones are my inspiration daily.

The Zhush said...

These photos are beautiful! Lovely blog too!

Renee Finberg said...

that last big art piece would work beautifully in my clients home.

no really.


Pearls and Grace said...

Hi sweet friend!

Thank you so much for your sweet comment the other day and for sharing the post on your FB page! That means so much and I was absolutely tickled to receive a comment from BEAUTIFUl You! :)

I would love the chance to meet you in real life someday:)

Happy Summer,


La Dolfina said...

I absolutely loved this post. Those photos are breathtaking. Beautiful!

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

Just delightful! I love the blue swirls painting and the wrapped trees. So charming. ; ) ox Barbara

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

These are so beautiful! I really love the abstract paintings, and wish I could buy a couple.