Monday, January 28, 2013

How to be an Artist With Small Children. . .

 . . . (Or Why My Sketchbooks Will Never Sell for Millions)~

 Dear Friends,

A merry Monday to you! Today is warm enough for us to throw the windows open and go outside barefoot (and not feel like running in and soaking our feet in hot water afterwards). The Cardinals, Carolina Wrens, and Purple Finches have been singing their little hearts out with pure joy (and we don't have the heart to tell them that it's supposed to snow by the weekend!), and the daffodils are peeking up from the earth~ Truly a gift from the Lord.

I was going through my various and sundry sketchbooks recently, and had to laugh at all the "additions" to my drawings.

Can you see the purple "lightning" in this one?

The black scribble on this one is actually artistic!

No drawing is complete without a spider and turtle in the corner!

This is one is just one of many pages of just pure joyous expression~

Some drawings have actually managed to escape being added onto, and these look a little drab in comparison, don't you think?

Even though my artwork may not be perfect enough to be of value to the world, they have a special place in my heart, and I know I will cherish them even more when my little scribblers have all grown up into artists in their own right. Who knows, maybe we'll all make something amazing together someday!

I hope this brought a smile to you today. Cherish the days; they fly by!




"My life has been a continuous fulfillment of dreams. It appears that everything I saw and did has a new, and perhaps, more significant meaning, every time I see it. The earth is good. It is a privilege to live thereon." ~Liberty Hyde Bailey


  1. Yes, it did bring a smile to my face:) all of the drawings are sweet and lovely- and will be wonderful keepsakes!
    Love, Deanna

  2. Mi Amiga...los dibujos estan tan lindos. Se ve que los ninos les gusta hacerlo :)

  3. Marqueta, love the art! Each is unique and beautiful!

  4. Ahhh, yes, love the artwork! The true artwork shows through from all hands involved!


  5. I would say that your sketchbooks are of great value to anyone who views them. Your little wren is VERY good, indeed. And to have so many little "extra" contributions to the drawings... I think everyone involved should sign their name!

  6. Down the road you will treasure these books. trust me xox Clarice

  7. Absolutely ~ very lovely keepsakes and your artwork looks great!
    They'll go onto great things!!

  8. Wonderful! When I look at my own nature sketches I don't think of the things I drew, but instead I remember what me and my children were doing in that place and moment. Which of course makes them much more meaningful.


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