When I saw these brilliant drawings by Sara and her children, I knew the Boy and I were going to be breaking out the oil pastels as soon as was humanly possible.
As it turns out, the Boy had a day off from school yesterday so we spent a moment playing with oil pastels. He walked away from the above scene in about 1 minute flat.
I don’t know how they do it, but kids make the best art. It’s because they’re in the moment I think. They enjoy. They don’t overthink things. Unlike us adults, they’re not attached to the outcome and they certainly don’t try to control it. This is a small epiphany, another teachable moment. Not for the Boy; he’s already got it figured out. For me!
Create with abandon Michele. Like a child, do not worry about results. Just let the goodness flow from your fingertips and then… let it go.