Duck and Bus!

Guest post by James

Mara was the very lucky recipient of two original paintings recently, and she helped us hang them in her room. The first picture is a wider shot to show what her room looks like now (with the new wall and door!).

In the second picture, Mara gives her version of an excited reaction…

(We actually asked her to say thank you, which she does know how to say in two languages – but of course not on command!)

There’s a bit of a story behind these two paintings, both of which are by Mara’s Auntie Kim. Kim’s new site is at and in exchange for my work in setting it up and hosting it, Kim offered to do some artwork for Mara.

Kim keeps a daily painting blog as well, and the story of the bus painting is told in three posts:

Kim’s blog is definitely worth following. And make sure you check out her site!