|Benji and Barney, Rabbit Pals by Emma Kaufmann, watercolor and inks|
As soon as I saw Lola Robert's photo of her rabbits Benji and Barney I knew I had to paint them. They are too cute for words! She lets people paint pictures from her photos through a site called Photos for Artists so do check out more of her work as I can't post it here.
I ended up doing a bright splashy painting in watercolor and inks. Don't you just love it?
I have always loved the Easter Bunny and all the work he has done for me over the years painting Easter Eggs with his network of Bunny pals underground and then somehow spreading his colorful bounty all over the world come Easter.
Honestly I believed in the Easter Bunny way longer than maybe I should have...I'm thinking maybe until I was thirteen. That's because every Easter Sunday, when I lived in London with my mother I would walk or ride on my bike to Regent's Park. Sometimes with my mum, sometimes on my own.
And I would look behind the trees and I would find Easter Eggs.
It didn't matter which part of the park I went I would find Easter Eggs. For a long time I didn't even think that my mother might have put them there but even if she had did she really get up at the crack of dawn to hide them all over the park?
It doesn't seem likely. It seems like Easter Magic.
That's why I believed in the Easter Bunny for so long. In some ways I still believe in the Easter Bunny. Because if you really believe with all your might then sometimes you might find a wonderful choccy Easter egg in the grass like my guinea pig Marshmallow did last year.
So what do you think, should you let kids believe in fanciful notions like the Easter Bunny as long as possible or give them a cold dose of reality before they reach puberty?
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