Fourteen opportunities to fail, to make something ugly, to regret it and toss it and just leave art alone.
But not Ethan. Not my super-Picasso who works like he's had a pot of coffee and inspiration for breakfast.
While I approach the art table slowly and carefully, stealing ideas over other people's shoulders, he has already produce 3 or 4 little square coasters, mostly in black and orange. (Go Beavers?)
He's 8 and doesn't know that there are "rules" yet. Rules about line and symmetry and color coordination and will-this-look-good-on-the-coffee-table.
I may need to change my decorating scheme.
He just dives in and creates. He's always been this powerhouse producer of creativity. I have stacks of papers and drawings, pictures of I'm-not-sure-what and some amazing, colorful, uninhibited artwork.
He's unafraid and the rules don't need to apply because it's fun and he's free.
Thanks for the reminder, son.
Five Minute Friday - write for 5 straight with no over-editing or over-thinking, just a free five to see what happens! Link up with Lisa-Jo to share and see what others have to say about the prompt: DIVE.