Thursday, January 31, 2008

Art is Playing too


Yesterday the weather was cold but sunny so Miles and I used the oppurtunity to walk to Wylies school to pick him up. The boys have been cooped up in doors way too much lately and any chance I have to get them outside in the fresh air, using their little active muscles I try to take advantage of.

On our walk home Wylie asked me "why did Picasso paint instead of taking pictures?" As I answered (as best I could in Picasso's absence) I reminded him of all the different forms of art - painting,drawing,writing, stories, playing/writing music,dancing,taking pictures etc. I explained that some people are more drawn to certain types of art than others, and Picasso must have just loved to paint the most.

During all this Miles had been walking, playing with the small tree branch he was using as a walking stick,. Suddenly he piped up "Playing is art too, right Momma?"

Yes, Miles, playing is art too.


14 comments:

  1. Adorable!!!
    Rosemary

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  2. good answers, mama! great photo, too :)

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  4. too cute. miles is ever quotable

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  5. How sweet is that??!!! What an adorable thing....and such a great quote!!! You got a smart one there, lol! I've been busy getting things set up for my site and have also been working on getting a makeover for my blog and getting one set up for my business. It's been a journey, lol. I actually just finished a new banner for my persoanl blog, it might stay for a while, lol...you should know by now that I change things every week.....it's the obsessive in me! Hope things are great with you!

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  6. just precious! playing is the best art of all!!!

    tell miles that he made a grouchy, germy, old lady smile for the first time in a few days! :)

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  7. How sweet, he is one sharp little boy... Yes art is is every facet in our lives and what a blessing for him to realize at such an early age....the importance of cherishing different forms of art in our everyday life!
    warmest blessings,
    Amy

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  8. Congrats on your win from The French Garden House!!! I was just looking at your Etsy and then strolled a few blogs and saw your name!!! I am excited for you!!! Enjoy... this book is so pretty!!!

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  9. Came by to say congratulations on winning ~the book~at Lidy's blog! Nice to meet you!NG

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  10. Kids say the best things don't they. Griffin comes up with some profound quotes.
    Bristol

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  11. Out of the mouth of babes...what wisdom!

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  12. Nice response! They might enjoy painting like Jackson Pollock. It is a really fun way to paint. (especially with purple paints).

    --PB

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  13. And I assure you, Miles is a GREAT artist!

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  14. Little ears always listening.Love em.

    Meme

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