I have to share this sweet story...
My aunt is 87 and suffering from Alzheimers. My uncle who is 85 does much of her care. He is often sad and overwhelmed and I try to do what I can. Today I went to sit with her while he went to a doctor's appt. Knowing she would sleep most of the time I took some stamped images to watercolor while there.
When he got home I had just finished coloring the image in the other card I am uploading and I showed it to him. He seemed interested so I asked if he would like to color one. I showed him how to use the aquapainter with marker ink scribbled on a CD. He colored this image and seemed to really enjoy doing it. I can't tell you how happy it made me! I came home and stamped the BG to make it into this card. I will take it to him tomorrow. He's never done any watercoloring before - just a little bit of tole painting. I think he did such a great job! I'm super proud! Thanks for looking!
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2006 GMT Views: 1702
Registered: February 15, 2005 Location: Big Island of Hawaii Posts: 13300
Thu, Mar 23, 2006 @ 10:15 PM
Such a wonderful story and a beautiful card to boot!! I'm sure it was great therapy for him and would be good for him too!! It's worth leaving some supplies handy for him (if you can spare any). Tell him I'm impressed. . .
Registered: April 15, 2005 Location: Oregon Posts: 0
Thu, Mar 23, 2006 @ 11:45 PM
You just tell your sweet uncle that he's quite an artiste!! Very nice and hard to believe he's never used the water coloring brush before. It's lovely and a lovely story. Hugs to you for being such a wonderful niece!!:
Registered: June 28, 2004 Location: Sunny So Cal Posts: 25117
Thu, Mar 23, 2006 @ 11:52 PM
Wow!! He did a great job!!!!!! And he'll love the background you put it on!!! Tell him it's a terrific card!!! :)