Yes, we can chatter on about grinding our own pigments and mixing our own medium and archival inks but sometimes you just have to grab a crayola colored pencil and go to town.
The girls were drawing at the kitchen table after dinner and I joined in, drawing my own little studies of them as they drew royal families and dinosaurs. Soon after it was bed time and we finished reading The Animal Family by Randall Jarrell. What a beautiful, poetic book. It’s a pleasure to read aloud. I had never even heard of it before Anna brought it home from the library (she had read it as a teenager); it’s a hidden gem. And as a bonus it is decorated by Maurice Sendak at his finest. RECOMMENDED.