Day 271 – Caution Wet Paint

Art Apple - Day Two Hundred Seventy OneWe all have the family stories we tell over and over again.

Usually they involve Murphy’s Law, a fit of hysterics, or childhood antics. I guess this story involves all three of those!

When I was around six we lived on a farm outside of Montpelier, Vermont. It was somewhat isolated up a hill off the main road and with only one other house nearby. My parents bought it knowing it would need some “work” and one of the projects was painting – isn’t it always.

I’m not sure why my Mom thought it would be all right to place a 7 and 4 year old in front of a can of paint and place brushes in their hands and  just run inside for a moment to fetch something.

I swear that Jay Jay started it!

When my Mom came outside we were completely covered – I’ll never forget the sheer joy and giggles – so much more fun than painting the side of the house. We were ushered (that’s putting it in kind terms) inside stripped, bathed and sent to our rooms where we proceeded to sit in our individual door ways and continue the giggles. Mom still gets exasperated in the telling!

Until tomorrow.


Day 271 was created in drop after drop of acrylic paint – some swirled together for effect.

In The Studio

1. Countdown – 95 days to Apple-A-Thon!

2. My process photo from today.

3. Apple Recipe of the Day – Star Spangled Apple Pie

4. Interesting Article of the Day – Apples To Apples – The Apples For AS project was featured today on


2 Replies to “Day 271 – Caution Wet Paint”

  1. I’ve been enjoying your wonderful Apples for AS project. And that’s not just because I have AS. 🙂 Your apples are creative and a joy to look at.

    I really like this part of your “about” section: “…a place where art, a positive outlook, and Health Advocacy issues come together. ”

    Really, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? For me, I’ve found that using art combined with humor is better medicine than any pharmaceutical–and the side effects are safe and enjoyable too. 😀

    1. Hi Daisy,

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment – sorry you have AS 🙁 but so glad to “meet” you!

      You are so right… that is what it is all about 🙂 I just visited your blog – can’t wait to take a peek around.

      <3 Jenna

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