Wednesday, October 13, 2010
When I was in art school I did an installation involving hundreds of little toothpick flags. (It was about Josephine and Napoleon, and the shadow of the flags - Napoleon's army - spelled out the word Josephine). I just found these images and became sad thinking about how I never do any art anymore, really since the end of grad school, and definitely not since Jackson was born.
I've found other ways to be creative though. I love to do projects with Jackson, especially now that he is older and can draw more, can use a scissors, and put dollops of glue on paper. Cade is ferocious with a crayon, til he gets mad that Jackson has unlimited access to all the crayons and indignantly throws his one measly crayon across the table. (Trust me, you don't want to give the whole basket of crayons to Cade yet). And we're gearing up to make some Halloween costumes.
And then of course there's the fact that we've created these two little boys, and we watch them grow, and learn, and explore, and discover - and that's the most amazing thing of all. It still amazes me that we've created life, and we're providing life for them, and the best thing of all we can do is to be good parents and give them all the love and support we can.