The artist at work

by threegirlpileup

Although I haven’t been setting out as many morning projects as I’d like these days, they are still a big hit with Anna when I can make them happen.

Sometimes they are a surprising new art supply or activity, but often they are old favorites, perhaps combined in a different way.  And while these days Maggie is often involved in her own self-generated projects, Anna can’t resist an inviting spread of paints and crayons and paper.

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Anna is really my wild child, often running around knocking things over and generally being crazy in her body.  So there’s something especially wonderful about seeing her giving this kind of calm and focused attention to her artwork.  These forays into a little morning art are often brief, between bouts of running and some loud yelling.  But they seem to be a valuable centering activity in the midst of it all.

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