The weekend of our wedding in Battle Creek Michigan this August, the World Championship Hot AIr Balloon Festival was taking place. Balloons where everywhere and it was completely magical!

When I was in elementary school, hot air balloons used to land in the school field. We lived right next to the school, so the neighborhood children and I used to follow the balloons back to the school when we saw them about to land. Some of the folks were nice and let us help them pack up the colorful fabrics. Balloons hold a strong nostalgia for me, although I’ve never ridden in one. Some day I hope!

My paintings from today and yesterday are a more impressionistic than the last four.

Hot Air Balloon Grass Hill Summer Green Teal Blue Joyful Miniature Painting Mini Canvas - Original Painting by Kimberly Kling

Day 5

Hot Air Balloon Mountains Purple Blue Stars Snow Miniature Painting Mini Canvas - Original Painting by Kimberly Kling

Day 6

As with all of my mini paintings, they can beĀ purchasedĀ in my Etsy shop!