A question I get alot as an artist is “How long have you been doing this?” “This”, of course, refers to many things depending on if the person is watching me paint at a fair or has just found out what I do for a living. Mostly, I just tell them that I have been creative for as long as I can remember.The question, though, always brings back a memory from my childhood. It is really just a snippet but one I hold dear as it is my first artistic memory. It is of me asking my parents to draw hearts on paper so that I could color them in.Last week, another of my favorite bloggers, Alisa Burke, had a post about handmaking coloring books for her daughter. The post so reminded me of those hearts and how my parents had been making me coloring pages way back then! I loved Alisa idea and how it was connecting her mommy side with her creative side.I don’t have children of my own to do this for and my parents don’t live close enough to me to ask them for a couple pages of hearts for myself!! So, I spent some time with my memory and created some hearts of my own!Just my sketchbook, a black Sharpie, some cheap watercolors and a new toy…a water brush! (I’ll share about that fun toy in another post). It was a fun way to connect with my own inner child. I wonder if my parents remember those pages of hearts!!So, Ma, Dad….feel free to leave a comment..LOL!!