Pablo Picasso famously said, “every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up”. Life re-enforces this little statement for us over and over. I see the first part of this quote on walls of kids art often in schools or libraries. On Houzz and Pinterest it’s adorably written framing a child’s artwork in a bedroom or play room. I can’t help but wonder if we remember the last part of the quote, and yet think it’s equally as important – isn’t it? So today is for the artists – I’m a little cheater, but I do admire you all so…
We loved the artwork when we put a little too much water in the colour and let the image take on a little more of it’s own life. Kate made 10 or 12 master pieces of multiple colours with enough water on each page to fill a pool… and they were gorgeous … and will one day dry I’m sure.
I took the opportunity to paint some hearts. Thinking of valentines day coming up – and my hopes of sending some personalized love our family near and far. I dipped in more water than one normally would and just let it take shape. I then ripped out the hearts and made kraft card stock cards to put them on – offering a laid-back loving look.
I hope you have a chance to create something today. Whether it’s muffins, or music, an essay or a really great drink … or maybe pull out those water colour paints. I hope you get a chance to find that inner artist!