I have three beautiful girls that I love more than I ever imagined I could ever love. I love them and they terrify me. I hope to raise them to be strong, kind, confident, creative, independent women who love and respect themselves. But how do you do this!?
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I also really want them to find their inner artist. Yes – I want them to be good at reading and writing and math and all that BUT I don’t want art to get put in a secondary box. Art has been such an important part of my life and it truly has saved me at times. Have I ever doubted my art? Of course I have. The question is … how do you teach a child to not worry if things are perfectly done, if they don’t quite look write, and to just let things happen without stressing out about the little things (as I believe art should be). These three books are beyond wonderful. I just recently discovered them thanks to a good librarian friend of mine and I have added them to the collection I will read to my daughters as often as they will let me.
These three books take into account three of the main problems with art … perfection, getting started, and color. And I love them so much! The first time I read Ish I literally had tears come to my eyes. I cannot recommend these books enough – for children AND adults!