I set up a makeshift studio in my dining room while my basement was under construction. I put the girls to bed and prepared to let a little creativity loose. I was stuck and had some sort of artist’s block. Then I saw two, tiny, 3-year-old heads peeking through the railing on the stairs. Their eyes alight, they said, “Can we paint with you, Mommy??” It was close to 10 p.m., so I should have said no. But I didn’t. I said yes and they squealed as they joined me at the dining room table.

What came next was a fabulous collaboration where I became the apprentice. I I let them direct me. They picked out the colors and pointed to the place on the canvas where they wanted me to place the paint. Their unexpected choices of color and treatment resulted in this delightful artwork. It’s absolutely one of my favorites.

The original is still available, but I don’t really know if I want to sell it….

#art #sentimental #family


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