Do you know the best way to keep toddler tantrums at bay? Fresh air, some paints and brushes, rich pigments and a bit of imagination. A leaf becomes parchment as they draw from the environment, bringing the colors to life. The slowly moving trail of ants doesn’t go amiss and we wonder about the dirt holes — their safe haven. A yellow dab becomes the sun, next come the fluffy clouds, and when the skies are clear, we draw rainbows.
In Hamza, I find a creative spirit and an art lover. His artwork is blossoming from those lines and swirls to landscapes and figures. People have fingers now and lots of them. He makes sure to bring out the emotion — happy or sad, hungry or crying. His animals are jumping or eating or sleeping. And lots is always happening, the shapes and colors and tiny characters are always telling a story. And when he feels that his piece deserves some love, he comes to me requesting, “Can we put this on the wall Mama?”. And we proudly adorn the wall with it, alongside his other master pieces.
I have lots painty photos to share, from one of our painting day in the patio. Maybe a new post tomorrow will do for that. For now, I will leave you with this quote thats been ringing in my ears for sometime.
accept what is let go of what was have faith in what can be