A sure sign of spring; a six-pack of delicate pansies, almost ready to be planted outdoors in honor of my grandmother’s birthday.

Purple Pansy

But first, they’re good subjects for a little tea and watercolor time with my middle child. I treasure these quiet early afternoons with her when the youngest is asleep and the eldest is at school.

Pansies and Paint

I think my grandmother would have approved.

Pansy Watercolor

About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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