When I ran an art camp for children many years ago I use to tell parents , "We focus on the the process, not the product."
Sometimes that's easier to say to someone else than it is to believe it myself. I always like a see a nice product when I'm done. This mandala isn't. Oh well.
I picked cooler colors to use today since it was a rather cold day (in the upper 30s).
It also snowed today for the first time this season. The flakes were not the fluffy kind where you can see each of the points. These snowflakes looked more like round snow - a snow-version of rain, but much lighter in weight. The snow melted when it touched the grass, but stayed on the roof for a bit of time before it melted.
It's always exciting to see the first snow of the season...no matter what type of snow it is.