It has been a hard year for our family - losing my Dad in May and now my Mother-in-law Pat, who passed away yesterday. We were able to spend alot of time up in Denver with her during her illness and painting, crafts and knitting have always been a big part of her life. My twelve year old niece, Dakota, has been an absolute angel during these last three months, coming by to visit her grandma every day and always treating her in a caring and loving manner - brushing her hair, giving her a facial, painting her nails, helping her eat, sharing the events of her day and always telling her how much she loved her.
During several of these visits Dakota had time for a few watercolor lessons - learning and sharing with her grandma. As you can see from her wonderful painting and her bright, beautiful smile, she has a true artist's heart!