While fully recognizing that every parent thinks his or her child is an artistic genius, here are some of Eliza's latest creations. Eliza tells you what she is going to paint before she starts. Eliza gives most of her paintings names that describe not only the main subject but the context.
Saba Snail (we have more than our share of snails):
Bridge Over Water (luckily not troubled waters):
Giant Squid ("like at the museum Mama"):
Green Ice Cream Cone (only green thing Eliza will eat is Pistachio ice cream):
And of course...
Bosley (our cat) Running on a Dirt Hill:
She really is quite the picky little artist, very cautious about mixing her colors, very specific about her media and brush choice. But really she is just stinking cute:
Oh and the "cat" she is strangling... a gift from cousin Karen. The "cat" bears a striking resemblance to Nana Wilda's cat Smutty, who Eliza adores. Hopefully Eliza will be moved to include Smutty in her next series of water colors :)