Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Art and Children

I think it's super important to give kids lots of access to art. I'm sure that has a lot to do with my own personal value for art, but whatever. I just think kids are so full of creativity.

So today when Ethie asked if he could use a paintbrush he found I not only said yes, but I got him out a large canvas I've been holding onto for no good reason. He wanted to paint his own version of one of my favorite paintings. It is just some unknown artist's flamingo. My mom got it at a thrift shop and had it hanging in her laundry room. I stole it from her.

Here is the original and Ethie's version: Both are now hanging in my room. Which is decorated in "Stuff Erin Loves" theme. :) Do you like his shades of pink and turquoise? We didn't even have pink, he made that coral-ish pink out of other colors. Love that.

In other news:
Calvin is still perfect. I'm still working on the baby girl quilt. I'm almost done with the quilting. :)

3 comments:

runningonink said...

Ethie art is awesome! LOVE IT! You flamingo piece is gorgeous as well!

Glad things are going so well :)

pescbrico said...

Wow the colors are a really close match! Love it!

Annette said...

It's wonderful!

I recently found a blog I really like about doing art with kids. She actually reminds me a lot of you and fun things you've done with my kids. It's http://www.artfulparent.typepad.com/