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 made some water colour art recently. Kate and I. It was a blast.
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.
Kate wanted to see more than hearts … so I made a few balloons as well and ended up with the a few fun birthday cards
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!
Super cute cards! We made heart cut-outs this week that my Miss A lovingly decorated. We continue to add to the collection of ‘valentines’ each day as she comes up with new recipients…the dog…our neighbour’s cat…the lady at the post office. 😉
love it! ask what it takes for chichi to make the list 😉