Monday, June 24, 2019

Painting in the Hospital: Senior Gifts

I don’t miss a lot of school. I’d never missed more than 2 days in a row aside from maternity leaves but that all changed the last month of school! Somehow I ended up with pneumonia. I stayed home from school for 3 days and then ended up in the hospital for 2 more after I “failed” outpatient antibiotics. It was tough being away from my family, little stressful making plans for school (but would have been worse without my awesome sub), and a little boring being stuck by myself in a hospital room. Luckily my husband was able to follow the directions I gave him to find all my watercolor supplies so I could work on gifts for my graduating seniors. 
This was one of the get well soon cards a kindergartner made me. I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to say “I love paints” but I love that it says “pants”. :)

 I don’t have one “thing” I do for my seniors every year. This year I made 5x7 inch watercolor paintings based on the students’ interests. They didn’t take me an unreasonable amount of time to complete, they made a nice gift when I slipped them into affordable frames, and it kept me entertained in the hospital!
Here are the supplies I used:
(If you decide to order through these links I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you)

When my oldest sons visited they made requests for paintings too. Their paintings are the “rainbow bunny” and chameleon in the lower right. 

While I don’t recommend getting stuck in the hospital, I do suggest having art supplies to keep yourself busy if you find yourself in that situation!

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