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{Everyday Inspiration} Saturday Painters…

It was too cold to play outside, not to mention, the snow wasn’t that  great snowball/snowman snow- it sort of just fell apart. Sayer & I ventured out today, but decided that we rather have hot cocoa & paint inside. I love the stage Sayer is in right now- although I’ve enjoyed all of them so far. He is just so cool & really fun to play with. I broke out my watercolors & painting materials (but was grateful I had Sayer use his own paints). We turned on the music & painted for quite awhile. Being that I’ve taught college level painting classes over the last 16 years, it was really refreshing to paint with him. His willingness to experiment, play & just enjoy painting- without a care in the world as to what the finished product looked like, is what I always tried to encourage in my students. It’s much trickier as an adult to be that way. Sayer was definitely an inspiration to watch & be around. I’m going to love sharing my studio with him over the years I can just tell. When his painting was done, he picked up a pair of Chris’ old glasses sitting on the bookshelf & started goofin’ around…. 

I really think that the pictures speak better than my words as to what I saw. Let’s just say, that I had a really good Saturday & the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Hope you’re having a nice weekend too.

{Everyday Inspiration} Saturday Painters…

It was too cold to play outside, not to mention, the snow wasn’t that  great snowball/snowman snow- it sort of just fell apart. Sayer & I ventured out today, but decided that we rather have hot cocoa & paint inside. I love the stage Sayer is in right now- although I’ve enjoyed all of them so far. He is just so cool & really fun to play with. I broke out my watercolors & painting materials (but was grateful I had Sayer use his own paints). We turned on the music & painted for quite awhile. Being that I’ve taught college level painting classes over the last 16 years, it was really refreshing to paint with him. His willingness to experiment, play & just enjoy painting- without a care in the world as to what the finished product looked like, is what I always tried to encourage in my students. It’s much trickier as an adult to be that way. Sayer was definitely an inspiration to watch & be around. I’m going to love sharing my studio with him over the years I can just tell. When his painting was done, he picked up a pair of Chris’ old glasses sitting on the bookshelf & started goofin’ around…. 

I really think that the pictures speak better than my words as to what I saw. Let’s just say, that I had a really good Saturday & the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Hope you’re having a nice weekend too.

18 Comments

  1. Daria
    27 February 2011

    And we had both fun reading about your Saturday! 🙂 Love, love, love the pics! The story (stories!) they tell are wonderful!
    Looking forward to see you guys only trough glasses (no screens)! 🙂

  2. Daria
    27 February 2011

    And we had both fun reading about your Saturday! 🙂 Love, love, love the pics! The story (stories!) they tell are wonderful!
    Looking forward to see you guys only trough glasses (no screens)! 🙂

  3. Daria
    27 February 2011

    And we had both fun reading about your Saturday! 🙂 Love, love, love the pics! The story (stories!) they tell are wonderful!
    Looking forward to see you guys only trough glasses (no screens)! 🙂

  4. Make mine Mid-Century
    27 February 2011

    That is too funny.

    I can't wait to see how Sayer grows … I don't know a child who has a more stimulating and creative environment!

    Music and visual arts! He may end-up an actuary. I doubt it.

  5. Make mine Mid-Century
    27 February 2011

    That is too funny.

    I can't wait to see how Sayer grows … I don't know a child who has a more stimulating and creative environment!

    Music and visual arts! He may end-up an actuary. I doubt it.

  6. Make mine Mid-Century
    27 February 2011

    That is too funny.

    I can't wait to see how Sayer grows … I don't know a child who has a more stimulating and creative environment!

    Music and visual arts! He may end-up an actuary. I doubt it.

  7. Marie Bee
    27 February 2011

    this post is beautiful, i love his concentration face! i am definitely looking forward to days like this, though i'm in no rush for my baby to grow up 🙂
    have a great sunday, k!

  8. krys kirkpatrick
    28 February 2011

    I think he is going to be a very creative Fireman!

  9. krys kirkpatrick
    28 February 2011

    I think he is going to be a very creative Fireman!

  10. krys kirkpatrick
    28 February 2011

    I think he is going to be a very creative Fireman!

  11. Catherine
    28 February 2011

    I really can't tell you how beautiful I find these pictures. Awesome, really!

  12. Catherine
    28 February 2011

    I really can't tell you how beautiful I find these pictures. Awesome, really!

  13. Catherine
    28 February 2011

    I really can't tell you how beautiful I find these pictures. Awesome, really!

  14. ChantaleP
    1 March 2011

    What terrific photos! Did you make that tablière too that Sayer's wearing?? I love his concentration.. dipping his paint brush into all that glorious colour.. and not using his fingers! lol. And those photos of him and you and Chris with glasses? CLASSIC!

  15. ChantaleP
    1 March 2011

    What terrific photos! Did you make that tablière too that Sayer's wearing?? I love his concentration.. dipping his paint brush into all that glorious colour.. and not using his fingers! lol. And those photos of him and you and Chris with glasses? CLASSIC!

  16. alix
    27 April 2011

    Amazing!!!!! And i have to find my 4th grade school photo….I'm wearing a denim gaucho jumpsuit and turtle neck!!!!!!!!!

  17. alix
    27 April 2011

    Amazing!!!!! And i have to find my 4th grade school photo….I'm wearing a denim gaucho jumpsuit and turtle neck!!!!!!!!!

  18. alix
    27 April 2011

    Amazing!!!!! And i have to find my 4th grade school photo….I'm wearing a denim gaucho jumpsuit and turtle neck!!!!!!!!!

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