Some days, an artist just feels like creating art. Yesterday was just one of those days, so we set aside our normal homeschooling routine and I set up the table with watercolor, gouache, ink, paper and brushes instead. My only instruction? Paint a bird you have seen in your backyard.
There was some discomfort at first. I'm pretty sure the kids felt like I threw them into the deep end of the watercolor pool and just let them splash there, helplessly.