Tuesday, March 27, 2012


This article inspired me to do more art with Joel. Why Everybody Needs to Make Art Everyday...7 Keys to Creativity

"1. Quit trying to fit. Why try to squeeze all your extraordinary into ordinary?
2. God made woman to be a maker, to open her empty places and let life be knit from within her.
3. Creativity, it’s good theology; it’s what God did in the beginning.
4. When we stop fearing failure, we start being artists.
5. Don’t let the sun set till you’ve done one thing that sort of scares you. The only trees that ever grow tall keep relentlessly stretching into unknown territory.
6. Art, it’s the second person present indicative of the verb to be. Art is a way of being and when you make your life art — thou art.
7. Bury your fear in faith. Otherwise you bury your talents."

And how can I resist when I see the wonder in his face as he smears bright colors across the paper?
I know it's fingerpaints...but he needed to use the brush because of his fear of letting his fingers get sticky. haha!

Wanting to know the names of each color

Very, very concerned about the paint that got on his fingers
Here I was telling him that it's ok to have paint on your fingers and that he was supposed to use his fingers some. He looks so confused.
"Can't you just get a wipe and clean them mom!!???"

"Here Lincoln...YOU clean my fingers cause mom won't."
Tentatively tests using a finger to paint
Decides it isn't so bad after all
Even uses his whole hand!
"He got red paint in my fur....what are you going to do about it??"
"Night night mom!"

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