artist in training
good morning friends! just stopping by for a breather in the midst of locking myself in my studio. i am working hard on videos for my e-course. i am super motivated to get all of my videos finished for the class. when i am not taping videos, i am editing them. they are going to be awesome!
anyways i thought i would share a lovely painting with you today. and no it is not mine. my four year old daughter paints every day. i guess she takes after her mom and nana (grandma). i love encouraging her to be creative. so last week when she had covered her entire wall with stickers, i had an idea. i felt bad that she couldn’t leave the stickers up (i didn’t want to damage the walls). she was only trying to express herself creatively and i didn’t want to discourage that. so i thought of a way to let her decorate her room herself. i gave her one of my canvases and some of my paints and let her go to town. i actually really like it. who knows? maybe there will be some collaboration in the future.
it really does amaze me how creative she is, my little artist in training. in fact, it seems like children just ooze creativity. it is what they know. and we are the ones to either encourage or discourage it. i had the opportunity to completely dismiss her creativity when she was putting stickers all over the wall. but instead, i thought of a way to encourage her creativity without leaving the stickers on the wall. you should see how proud she is of the painting on her wall. every visitor we have over she proudly shows her grown up canvas. i love it!
i can’t wait to see what she keeps creating.