Since my daughter was really young I've been encouraging her to make art. I noticed really early on that she liked to draw; she was constantly watching me make art, and drawing in my sketchbooks. Over the past year and a half I've bought her tons of her own art supplies, and watched her skills flourish. I like the art that she makes. It's interesting in ways that an adult mind can't always understand. It's fresh, energetic, and not weighted down with the worldly bull- that we adult artists create.
She thinks taking pictures of mommy is really funny.
If there's one thing that my daughter has taught me it's that you have to find a different way of seeing the world. In order to excel in art and photography you have to find the right angle.
I recently bought some Shiva Oil Sticks, and she had a ton of fun with those. She likes playing with my pastels/oil pastels. So, we both made a picture using the oil sticks. She did most of the work. I just drew in the sky and the clouds/monster. Mayoree really enjoyed it.
Now this picture is up on her wall. It makes her happy, and proud to see her art up on the wall. The same way I feel when I look at my art! I've promised myself that I will make an aritsts out of this one.