To practice any art .. is a way to make your soul grow

April 16, 2018 at 8:40 am 3 comments

‘To practice any art, no matter how well or badly,
is a way to make your soul grow.  So do it.”
– Kurt Vonnegut

30-7-15 - E drawing in the kitchen 1 4B
Collage - drawing in the kitchen
30-7-15 - E drawing in the kitchen 5 4B
30-7-15 - E drawing in the kitchen 6 4B
”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.

6 year old artist - nipitinthebud.co.uk.jpg

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!

25-3-18 - brothers drawing in the back yard - nipitinthebud.co.uk

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.
Motivator - to practice any art - nipitinthebud.co.uk

 

Entry filed under: home life.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Everloving Dad  |  August 6, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Love the picture of young Picasso the thinker

    Reply
  • 2. Virtually All Sorts (@AllSortsHere)  |  May 11, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Ah we’ve still got a couple of bags full of our now 8yo’s artwork that she’s done over the years. And I’ll never, ever, dispose of her very first mark-making!

    Reply
    • 3. Nip it in the bud  |  May 11, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      Do you know I’m not actually sure if we have the first scribbles but we’ve so many now I’ve resorted to folders. It is lovely to look back on and will be fab to pass them on when they’re older

      Reply

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