My son recently spent a day home from school, his first “sick” day since he started first grade. I wasn’t being fooled, I knew he wasn’t really sick. But it was a Friday…and his sad eyes were too much for me. He loves to paint so we took out a large piece of watercolor paper, a sharpie and some liquid watercolors. My only instructions were to tell a story and to use the whole page. As his story got more involved, his gum-chewing stopped and his brow furrowed in concentration. His story and characters became more intense as they waged a battle to save the princess. And then he would throw in some comic-relief, like a monster with an earring. It’s so satisfying to watch your child experiencing complete flow…pure happiness.
Thankfully, the camera battery was charged so I could capture his art in the making.
Here’s a little movie about his art story, set to a Chopin waltz which fits his mood perfectly!
♥ Happy weekend! ♥