Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Art Project

When is the last time you colored? No, I don't mean your hair...I mean sitting down with a crayon and creating a masterpiece.

Okay, so here is my deep dark secret...at least one of them...I like to color! I cannot think of a time that I did not have at least one box of crayons in my house...even when there were no kids around to use them (it's getting harder and harder to remember a time that there were no kids around). There is just something about a fresh box of Crayolas...but not just any box...the big box with the sharpener in the back (that I never use, but I like knowing it's there) and the wonderful array of hues that beckon me.

I took the girls to story time at the library today. After a few songs and two books, it was time to work on coloring pages...an ice cream cone and a bee, to be exact. I watched both of them on the floor with their crayons racing...tongues sticking out in concentration. Purple cones and green ice cream emerged from the little hands. Two-year-old art is the medium for which refrigerator magnets are made. When BK was finished, I asked her to bring me her sheets so I could write her name on them. Hmm...the cone could use a little something. Picking up the brown, I outlined the diamond shapes, then filled them in...smiling as I concentrated hard to NOT stick my tongue out. About that time, BK turned around to see what I was doing. With an indignant "MOMMY!", she grabbed the page protectively...how dare I mess up her picture?

Alas, there is a time and a place for everything. The girls are now down for their naps. I tip-toed down the hall to check on them. Yes, they are fast asleep. Now....where are those crayons......


Elysa said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! I've already read every single word you've posted and I AM waited with bated breath for more. Your crayon blog posting was excellent...good enought for publishing...REALLY!

Looking forward to many more such wonderful reads. :)

Love you!

Nikisha said...

You took me back to my childhood...I absolutely loooove coloring...where else can the creative mind escape to the days of ol'...