‘‘To practice any art, no matter how well or badly,
is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”
– Kurt Vonnegut
”It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too.
As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives,
they are watching us to see what we do with ours.
I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun.
All I can do is reach for it, myself”.
– Joyce Maynard
I first published this post in 2015 when Euan was a 3 year old artist. He’s now 6 years old and he’s done much soul growing since then. I love his drawings and the confidence with which he thanks people when they commend his artwork – ”thank you, I’m an artist” he replies with a hesitantly proud smile.
After such a long wait to have Euan I never dreamed he’d have a sibling to share his love of drawing with. At nearly 2 Luca is already picking up pens and pencils and having a scribble. He hasn’t quite grasped the ‘‘only on paper” message yet though so his freedom to create is being supervised at the moment!
I enjoyed a bit of creativity myself turning E’s picture into a quote card – simply upload your photo to Big Huge Labs, click on Motivator and add your quote.