At some point, my little girl decided to be, well…a girl. And one of her current favorite things is My Little Pony. Today she told me I need to do laundry so she can wear her My Little Pony underwear. But luckily for me, sometimes I am a step ahead of her.
When she was six months old, I was wandering in a comic book shop and found a plain white MLP. No need to get one second-hand and strip it down…I have an actual blank canvas. And I have been sitting on this pony ever since. Since I am sick of sewing and crocheting, I want to spend more time painting. This is the perfect project because it’s small but still a bit challenging. Plus, I have good motivation to stay on top of it…a little tiny smile.
All she told me is she wants her pony to have pink and purple hair with a green and orange body. On the upside, since she’s only three, she won’t remember exactly what she told me, so as long as I get it close, it will be a hit.
So tonight, I got started on the basics. Hair: now pink. Body: light green base coat down. Later this week: more green and sketching on the pony’s “tattoos” (her words, not mine). I just have to keep in mind it should look nice, but it doesn’t have to be perfect. Because in the hands of a three-year-old, it will be filthy within a week. So look at the progress shots while you can because the afters won’t be pretty.