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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Knickerbocker Snowman

One of My Favorite Toys

I had one of my 5 grandsons for a week before Christmas
and he is a creative sort,
We created.

I gave him a pretty cool art set for his birthday in November
and he brought it and we used it.

We painted on paper using acrylic paints and foam brushes.

I've never painted anything but a wall using foam brushes, but I thought it might go better.

We had my snowman in a little setup, but the only thing we got on the paper was the snowman.

I received this little snowman on my first Christmas
and have always loved it.
I've sort of worn it out and he's no longer white, but he is still one of my favs.

After we finished the snowman, then we painted trees.
He wanted to paint an apple tree and I painted fir trees.

This was all him.  I didn't help him one little bit, except to tell him to add more apples.

This is Aidan holding my snowman.
I spent several years holding him just like this.

Here's the creative one all dolled up and ready for his close up.

This doesn't get any better!

We had a great time painting and creating.


  1. What a handsome and talented young man. Be sure to tell him I love his hat - also the snowman's hat and the scarf he painted as if it was moving.
    What do the other grandsons think of Aidan becoming famous on your blog?

  2. I've had other grand kids on here before, but there could possibly be some jealousy some time. He's as rough and tumble a little boy ever put on this planet but he does like to get dressed up and sing and dance. Quite a combo. He's a hat guy.

  3. Creating wonderful memories with the kids! Please tell Aidan congratulations on his wonderful paintings...

  4. I will Meredith. He's a creative little guy. Thanks.

  5. What a handsome young man! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas.. Look forward to seeing your works this coming New Year!

  6. Thanks Lynette. They'll start coming shortly after the new year begins.

  7. What a great time!! I can't wait for my grandsons to be old enough to create with me. It looks like he has definite star quality! He sounds a lot like one of my grandsons! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Thanks Cathy. He loves cooking, painting, dancing, and everything a rough and tumble boy loves to do.


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I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.