Kids Art [Love]
I have always adored kids drawings but I guess since having kids on my own and watching them do their first attempts of getting some sort of colour on a piece of paper it has really changed me. Matilda is four now and she is really into drawing with wax crayons and water colours and she simply doesn’t know about sitting in front of a white paper and to not know where to start or what to do - she just does.
Mostly when Frida naps on the weekends we sit in the kitchen while the washing machine is doing its rounds and paint. I love it and I think she does too. She comes up with all sorts of things to draw or just paints one layer of colour over another. She also cuts out paper and glues it back together or onto some other paper and creates play dough or beeswax "things” (how she calls it). She is so confident while she does all that and it just seems to come purely from her heart. I wish sometimes I could make decisions about what to do or draw or which colour to choose so confident like she does. And I wonder at what point do you loose this ability?!
I read this quote by Picasso “All children are born artists, the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.” I think there is a lot of truth in that. I try not to comment too much on her paintings, all I want to do is give a good feeling about how nice it is to create. I hope she feels that.
I thought this article about Arno Stern (in German) is very interesting.