Jun 9, 2014

Going Old School in the Art Department


Sometimes as parents we make arts and crafts activities far too fancy and complicated than they really need to be.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good muti-layered, creative endeavor now and again, but I am far…far from “crafty”. I like simple the best.

Last week I was running through the grocery store and on my way to the checkout, when I spied these Crayola watercolor sets. Remember these??  They were like $1.60 or something. I have always loved these little sets of colors, all in a row looking totally antsy and excited to be liquified.

I grabbed one and threw it in my basket with the dog food and bolted to the register.

Were they for me? Or my 12-year old boy who has a talent for drawing and painting that he doesn’t really talk about and who will SAY he isn’t interested, but once they are out and calling to him will totally dive in? Or  maybe just to have on hand in case someone is feeling rather creative at the moment? I’m not really sure.

And it doesn’t really matter does it?  I have a day of writing deadlines, vacation planning, end-of-school year chores, and on, and on, and on.

This little chorus line of color may be just the midday break I need. 20 minutes of brush strokes and beautiful hues over lunch on the back deck.  I’ll take it.

*This is NOT a paid post by Crayola.  I spent the $1.60 and bought em’ all by myself:)

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