Watercooler Wednesday – Nurturing Young Artisits

March 5, 2008 — Leave a comment

As a part of Watercooler Wednesday, I thought I would write about my artist-in-residence.

These are pictures on my office wall. They are from the youngest blonde boy. He is my artist. He approaches life with open-eyed wonder and sees magic everywhere.

Gordon Mackenzie, in his book Orbiting the Giant Hairball believes that every child is born an artist, but that it is taught out of them as time goes on. When he speaks at schools the younger the class, the more believe they are artists. But by the 6th grade hardly a one will raise their hand when asked, “Are there any artists here today?”

One of the ways I have decided to nurture the artist in Chase is I bought him a sketch book and colored pencils. Then we schedule artist dates where we go sketch stuff (I am terrible!). It has really been great and he continues to grow and bloom as a young artist.

Check out a few of his other pieces HERE and HERE.

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Pat Callahan

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