I keep J.’s easel and art supplies out on the lanai at our house so he has easy access (and I have minimal clean up off the tiles!) I love coming outside in the morning and seeing what’s happening on his easel. Sometimes paintings stay up for a while, where he continues to add to them over a period of days, while others are completed in 15 minutes.
The other day he and I were looking at this above watercolor and I told him I saw a bird in it. I traced the outline with my finger to show him, then drew it with marker. He then decided to add some wings/feathers and what he’s calling a tail.
(He says “tail”, I say “bird poop”. Let’s agree to disagree.)
Besides the idea of future opportunities to create with my son, what I loved about this finished piece was the give and take and the playing off of each other’s ideas. Sometimes the kick ass idea or awesome finished product is greater than the sum of its parts or the folks involved.
What projects or ideas do you have floating around that could be taken to the next level of a-mazing with a little creative collaboration? Who could you be collaborating with to make that happen?