“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up”
~ Pablo Picasso ~
Miss C has always loved to draw. When she was about 18 months old, we took her to the pumpkin patch, and a few days later she painted an orange pumpkin with a trail of green leaves. I was surprised by how perfectly she had painted it at such a young age. Thankfully her love of drawing didn't end there, and she still spends plenty of her free time lost in her artwork. I love it when she disappears into her room, and a little while later arrives at my side holding one of her drawings. I have many of her creations framed in the house.
Today we decided to set up the art supplies on the deck table and enjoy the warm summer sun while we painted. I joined her, because I love to sit next to her and lose myself with a paintbrush. I am no Picasso, but it is so relaxing to paint just for the fun of it.
|It was fun to witness a baby tiger slip from her imagination and boldly appear on the blank piece of paper.|
|The jungle soon appeared.|
Once the picture was created, it was then time to splash on a little colour.
For many years, I didn't hold a paintbrush, but thankfully spending quality time with my children has helped me to rekindle this creative outlet. I hope that Miss C's love of art will not stay framed in her childhood but will follow her through her entire life. I truly believe being creative is important to our well-beings.