Saturday, May 29, 2010
Children's Art and Chickens
I love the art children create. On Vashon Island, our former home and home-to-be-again, first Fridays of the month are celebrated as First Friday Art Walks. On these Fridays, art galleries and shops and cafes showcasing local artists present new displays of art. You get to meet the artist, enjoy yummy snacks, chat with fellow viewers, and enjoy fabulous and fun art by folks you know and folks you don't. When our family was part of a homeschool co-op, I thought it would be a cool idea to feature our children's art in one of our homes and include it in the art walk. The art could rotate each month, featuring new artwork by the children.
Well, I never saw this vision to fruition, though in our own home for a time I made sure to showcase our girls' artwork in frames and rotate the artwork. Even now I prefer to display artwork we create, rather than buying that of professionals (unless I know and love them!). I love the freshness of children's art!
And since we're on the subject of chickens, I'll include a photo of Lord Firestar with the first bloom of the season of our Mr. Lincoln rose. Aren't they both handsome?