8/52 // 2014

"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014."

the 52 project: 08/52.


Gracie: She finds magic in the smallest of places (hello, tiny seeds). 

Each week Grace and I pick a day to attend the drop-in art class at Collage Collage where we are endlessly inspired. Once there, we find a pillow on the floor amongst the other littles and listen to a story that will inspire our subsequent artwork. This week we read If You Hold a Seed by Elly MacKay, which describes the magic that happens if you plant a dream with a seed. We drew worms and rocks, cut leaves, and glued a visiting bird to our page. It's all about the beauty of the changing seasons at our house right now (current snowfall notwithstanding). These snaps depict our recent walk in Queen Elizabeth Park - Gracie put all the seeds she found in her pocket to be planted later with a dream or two...

The work of our budding artist:

If you hold a seed - by Grace Markey, 2.5 years old (with some mama help). 


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Stephanie! As it snows like crazy here, I'm hoping spring will arrive soon!

  2. Lovely joyful face! & great art work!

    1. Thank you, Mandy - she is definitely grooving on art class these days - so much fun!

  3. So much joy in her face, just beautiful! and her artwork is amazing too!

  4. So so beautiful! Gorgeous girl and that light is to die for! And that artwork, wow! I'm stunned! I listed these pictures as some of my favorites from week 8! Best wishes from the Netherlands! :)