My Father-in-Law recently passed away and when my husband and I were clearing out his office we came across these - literally within days of starting this project. They're grappa bottles (one of them with a ship inside!) and a little wooden boat that my husband made with his Dad when he was a child.
When I started painting the bottles, Isadora had just finished school for the Summer and was lounging around between the TV, the iPad and my phone while I worked. I was in despair and was delighted when she sat down to paint with me. I didn't imagine she'd do this though!!! My jaw dropped. She's nine!!
In the meantime, I was doing this.
Here are some pictures of him on his boat and at the house with my children. Aren't they lovely.