Sunday, November 3, 2013

Art Journaling With My Son

People often ask me when do I have the time to make art. The answer is I don't! But I make it happen. Sometimes life gets so busy I can't paint for days or weeks. But when I'm in a creative flow, you'll find me painting in my studio from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There's something about having long stretches of uninterrupted time. Of course, I can't do this every night. I'm a mom and want to be fully present with lots of energy for my two-year-old son. 

This is how art journaling has saved the day. At home, Stephen and I do art together as much as we can. Side-by-side, he watches me and I watch him. So far the set up is pretty cool: a booster seat, lots of snacks, classical music, twinkling lights and access to ALL of mommy's art supplies.








Enjoy some of Stephen's masterpieces! Seriously, I'm a purist---none of these were touched or enhanced by me. This is 100% Stephen's art using oil pastels, pen and watercolors. Amazing!






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Also, thanks to my AMAZING husband who loves me to the core and takes wonderful pictures!

10 comments:

jabbott said...

Think you need to frame these x

TwinPop said...

Outstanding. I love that he enjoys and participates (and clearly enhances) your passion.

Janie Husband said...

what a sweet post.....i loved it...and i like your art space also..

Janet O'Connor said...

You are giving your son a wonderful lesson in learning. He will always have some balance in in his life.

HollyM said...

I think your son's work is beautiful. What nice quality Tim for the two of you!

Sandi Keene said...

He definitely has your talent!

janelydialoves said...

Your son is adorable and I absolutely love his artwork. You should scan them and use them for backgrounds and collages as well as framing the originals.

Kelly Warren said...

So fun to see these pictures. Stephen definitely inherited his mama's art genes! Love your studio!

Monet said...

so sweet!

Cathy Nichols Art said...

I really like your son's sense of color, Gina! These are lovely photos. Thanks for sharing them.

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