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summer essentials {freebie art print}

    In the spirit of engaging my children in creative activities this summer {and let’s face it, keeping them occupied for more than four minutes}, I pulled out the paints yesterday. Painting is not that uncommon around here, but when I actually sat down with them to create, then it was really something special.


    I am no painting expert, but I have always loved playing with watercolors. I have my own set of not-so-special paints and my own non-frayed brush and I don’t share. Sorry kids.


    Over the course of an hour or two {with a few minimal distractions like making lunch four a houseful of kids and cleaning a half a bottle of elmer’s glue off the bathroom floor – you know, normal things} I was totally in to my artwork. I don’t paint often, but when I do, I always love it.


    Since it turned out pretty cute, I scanned the finished painting and turned it into a printable art print for you. You can download the print below, then print on your favorite paper. I printed mine on matte photo paper to get the best image quality.


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    32 thoughts on “summer essentials {freebie art print}”

    1. Dear Emily…. may I just say THANK-YOU for your lovely print outs and for the SMILE that these charming prints bring to my heart. You have a wonderful site and my heart is refreshed each time I get to enjoy your lovely words and pictures. Enjoy the SONshine, Jayne

    2. Thanks for the adorable print! Way too impressively good for just sitting down to paint with the kids! You’re awesome!

    3. “I am no painting expert,” she says.

      “Over the course of an hour or two,” she says.

      Emily–it’s wonderful! Thanks so much for offering it up for free! You’re so blessed to have such amazing skills :)

    4. Your print is BEAUTIFUL! My family all paints… a talent which sadly bypassed me. I am always amazed by those who can paint using watercolors. Simple summer perfection. Thank you for making me smile. :-)

    5. I think you are an awesome artist! Just my style…thank you for letting us print it free! I already printed two for a summer basket I put together for some favorite friends….thank you so much!

    6. Oh my gosh. This is so sweet. Already downloaded and in an Ikea Ribba frame, to be displayed in my kitchen as a reminder to enjoy every summer day. Thank you for sharing your brilliant art and generous heart, Emily.

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