Tuesday, May 01, 2007

WATERCOLOR 101

One rainy day last week, Jane (3) was in an artistic mood and asked if she could paint. Her brother George (now almost 2) enthusiastically climbed up into his high chair so he could join in the fun, too! Out came paper, two sets of watercolors, a variety of brushes, and two tiny containers of water. With kids' music playing in the background, we were ready to PAINT!!

Jane immediately set to work, carefully dipping her brush in her green paint and filling the whole sheet of white paper with a lovely shade of emerald. Once the first paper was filled, she gently laid it aside and proceeded to fill her second page with more green.

George, on the other hand, had quite a different approach! Right away, he plunged his little hand into the water, and then coated his fingers with a rai
nbow of colors. After dabbing them all over his paper, he wiped them on his arms, face, and my arm too, just for good measure. Taking a paint brush in each fist, he pounced them randomly (and with great glee!) in the paint, all over the paper, and then on the tabletop as well. Of course, he had to taste the paint, happily sticking each brush in his mouth over and over, 'til he had a very colorful smile! For George, it was all about the TOTAL painting experience!!


Thank you, Lord, for these two little ones! They teach me so much each day about creativity and joy!!


9 comments:

BLUEYEDUCKstudios said...

This is simply the most wonderful shared experience. How I want to be more like both of your little friends - making art with abondon (no concern whether anyone will like it, or will it ever sell, or even if anyone will even notice it) - to paint with that freedom and TASTE art...
Two honest and pure approaches we can all take heart from!

Clearly, you have a gift to encourage and delight in children - xo!

joy in the journey,
katey-D
Blueyeduck Studios

Wild Thread Studio said...

Precious...and you, my dear, have a wonderful gift for painting with words....

Patti said...

(((Katey & Denise)))

I am so thankful for our creative friendship! What an encouragement you are to me!

Blessings to you both!!

Melanie said...

What a sweet story and a beautiful picture you painted with your words!

Patti said...

Melanie, I really should write the sequel to this story... "Preschool PlayDoh". It would feature George eating the playdoh & throwing tiny bits of it all over the kitchen!... OH, MY! Gotta love him, tho! :)

Jayleigh said...

I LOVE YOUR ART!!!! I haven't had time to look through your blog too much yet, but I love the background with the colored words in this post... and I love LOVE folk art. My kitchen has some of those sweet primitive houses in it.

Bless you and have a wonderful end-of-the-week.

Patti said...

Thank you so much, Jayleigh, for your encouragement!! I'm so pleased that you like my artwork! :)

It is a joy for me to be able to create and a double joy to be able to share what the Lord's given me to do with others!!

Blessings to you!! :)

Jennifer said...

Patti,

What a WONDERFUL story! You have made my day :)

Patti said...

And you, my sweet friend Jenna, have made mine!! :)

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