Off to Kindergarten
oil on canvas panel
It is a strange feeling to send your child off to school for the first time. On the one hand, you are excited seeing them empowered and independent. On the other hand, there is a gut-wrenching pull at your heart every time the bus drives away. This was the first week of school for my Happy Cricket. And while I was given Paddington the Bear every day to keep me company in my studio, his face seemed to mirror my own feelings at times. Here he is by a stack of our favorite reading books waiting for her to come home from school and color.