Friday, August 5, 2011
I've discovered that if I pull out my sketchbook and paints when my toddler goes down for his afternoon nap, I can encourage my 5yo to join me. She pulls out her own sketchbook and paints and chatters like a lark as we blissfully swish and swirl in our own private world full of paint and color. She loads me full of compliments like "WOW Mom, that's the most beautiful'est picture I've ever seen", or "Mom you're the most best artist in the world", and I load her with praise and love. We hang her pictures all over the house and when her father gets home from work, she excitedly leads him around like a tour guide at an art show. It fills me with joy and is definitely the best form of centering, meditation, calming, I could possibly imagine.
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