My Watercolor Blog

May 12, 2009

Painting with a Three year old

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth @ 2:26 pm

Recently I have discovered how the free spirit of a three year old can stretch your own art mind to relax and make adventure. It is hard to express how deeply one can be inspired working with someone so uninhibited. She (our most amazing three year old) paints the water glass, the bottom of her foot, the table, the sticker or tape she put on her paper, everything is game and it really is about the freedom.

I also want to add the renewed experience of finishing a work in one sitting and how freeing that is. Drop the judgement and pre-planning, instead here is your moment and it may never come again so get to it. The down side is I eventually get so into my own painting progress I may miss when her painting has suddenly turned to the wall or carpet, etc. It is a gift and I thank her often.

1 Comment »

  1. Very cool. I love the sentiment. Our 4 year old inspires us daily also. Enjoy!

    Comment by OrangeDeb — May 17, 2010 @ 1:11 am

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