Wednesday, March 3

Painting

Charlotte's teachers always commented about how much she loved art. So, I have tried to keep that going now that she's at home. The other day I bought her some paints and I thought we could have some fun with that.

I put about 8 globs of paint in neat little circles on a paper plate and handed her a brush. She was super excited and got right to work. I showed her how to get just a little paint at a time on her brush and make nice neat strokes. She looked so cute dipping her brush and painting that I went to grab the camera.

This is what I found when I came back - literally 30 seconds later.

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Notice the plate with the colors all mixed up and no use of a brush - just hands. She decided to get down and dirty.

I think I said something like, "Excuse me! what did you do???"

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She said, "I paint with hands!"

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"Seeeeee Mommmmmyyyyy!!"

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"Yes, I see that. Why did you do that?"

"I don no"

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"Do NOT touch your head again"

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"Charlotte are you listening to me??? DO NOT TOUCH YOUR HEAD!!!"

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And yes, of course I would much rather take pictures of her misbehaving than stopping her from doing it.

6 comments:

Sara said...

I LOVE it. Next order of business-painting smock.

Rebecca said...

You are very brave for giving her paints with no smock! But that is super cute. And I could very easily replace Charlotte in those pictures with Liam, and we would have the same series of events, and same conversation too!

Al & Nina said...

I loved this series of pictures and the conversation that followed. N

Molly said...

nice, neat strokes are overrated. Art school spends 90% of its time teaching students how to return to the state of a 2-year-old, when one is most creative...embrace the mess! OK, maybe the mess that doesn't require a bath.

Inkspot Workshop said...

This made me laugh out LOUD! So darn cute

Janine said...

Gorgeous light, wonderful captures :-D She is such a cutie!