as a person with a child, i can now fully appreciate just how cute it is to put said child's handprints and footprints all over the walls.

as a matter of fact, i think they are so sweet i want to mass produce these suckers and send them to just about everyone i know.

i think the appreciation would be lost in translation.

again…kaye and i were pinteresting around and we found some adorable valentine art and we just knew that we could do better. 

and so we did, because that's what we do.

(it's only better because i say it's better...and because kaye cried during the whole process…so sweat and tears went into this one.)

the project is suuuper simple. just grab your washable paints and some canvas…and your patience. 

also, make sure your toddler is occupied while you create your masterpiece.

you didn't think kaye had anything to do with this, did you?

i blended red and white to get the light pink in the center of the canvas.

then i added a smidgen of brown to get the purple-pink at the bottom.

i'm practically a blending mastermind.

while that was drying, i had visions of grandeur involving kaye and her sweet fingers dipped in red and pink.

those dreams were crushed when she immediately started eating the paint…again.

(that's my fingerpainting…i figured if i showed her my enthusiasm she would follow suit. no.)

after her tears started to smear the pink and red paint down her cheek i packed up shop for a few days.

then i needed something to blog about, so we finished bright and early this morning.

and she looooves it.

except for when she cried with each print of her hand and feet.

note // my farmer thinks it looks like her blood is smeared on this canvas. 

he's right…figuratively.