Here's the current status of artful activities in our household: lots of drawing by Maia, nothing artful whatsoever by yours truly, and very little painting or other use of the studio by anyone (partly my fault, partly weather-related since it's an unheated space).
Maia regularly asks for fun "projects" — i.e. anything involving painting, shaving cream, messes, food coloring, more messes, paint splattering, painting with trucks, color mixing, etc. and I regularly put her off and instead hand her paper and markers and encourage her to draw. Because it is almost completely mess free and requires little planning or cleaning on my part.
Embarrassing, but true.
This is going to change. Soon. Really.
However, on the bright side, I love watching Maia's drawings evolve. She's been cranking out faces lately.
Here are a few of my favorites. I love the red heart eye above. Probably not intentional, but cool nonetheless, especially since Valentine's day is around the corner.
Here she's drawn some arms and legs to go with a face.
But then she decided to cut out just the face and also asked me to help cut out some of her other faces and shapes.
One of these days I might get my act together and embroider one of her faces onto a pillow a la Soule Mama. But for now, I'm going to focus on aiding and abetting some messy art as soon as possible.