My daughter has been asking to do a painting together for a while now, so I though this would be a great opportunity to "double-dip" and also make a Valentine's Day present for my wife at the same time. Don't judge. Anyway, the two of us hid away in my office on a super-secret mission that we were sure to NOT tell my wife about. I think she was on to us, but that's OK.
Daphne wants to be an artist when she grows up, so I took this opportunity to teach her the very little I know on the subject. Took about 19 seconds. We used daddy's "fancy paints and brushes" so she was super excited. I tried to teach her how to use color and how light reflects on different surfaces. I think she already surpassed her old man on the first lesson - I think hers turned out better than mine!
Next stop was out to the shop to make the frames. We passed it off as me showing her my new tools. Again, I don't think wifie bought it. She may have been on to us. But Daphne helped measure the wood and asked if I knew what I was doing 91 times. The frames were simply cut from 2x4's.