Saturday, November 05, 2011

#5 Layout for the 2011 Book

For Christmas last year the girls received paint by number paintings. They really enjoyed completing them, especially because they were a steady thing to do while we were going through things and packing to leave Libya. We found out December 23 the company was sending us home, after Christmas presents had been bought and wrapped. They ended up giving their paintings to friends of ours there.

No one knew what was going to happen in Benghazi; Tunisia was okay as was Egypt. By the time we left in early January, things were getting out of control on both sides of Libya and a week after we got home, things sort of blew up. God sure takes care of us!


retro said...

Hi Theta!
There´s such a lot to see here I hardly know where to start. That painting looks a lot like one of Thomas Kincade´s idyllic scenes. It seems to have turned out really well. It must have made quite a contrast to the surroundings in which it was painted. It certainly looks as if your kids had fun and kept busy during what must have been quite an adventurous if unsettled time.
I´m glad you´re all home and safe again.

Mom5Kids said...

Thanks, Helen!

The painting is probably a copy of one of Thomas Kincade's. Hers came out beautifully. They both used their paintings as stress relievers.

We are happy to be home safe, but miss our friends there.

Deb Ammerman said...

The girls paint by number paintings turned out great! In my frustrated moments, I think maybe I should have just gotten some of those! LOL. I bet the girls friends love having the paintings to remember them by. I am glad you are all home and safe too!

Mom5Kids said...

Thanks, Deb!

The paint by numbers turned out a lot better than I thought they would and the only stress they had over them was finishing them before we left :)

Your paintings are looking good!

I haven't heard from the friends we gave them to for awhile. Last I heard they were in Italy, but they should be back by now since the school re-opened.

We are glad to be back :)