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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.

{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.