Last weekend I had the great pleasure of working with my youngest student, an adorable 4-year-old who wanted to add a 'rainbow' flower to our mural at the library. The beauty of children is that they trust themselves, never questioning what they should do but rather allowing themselves to be influenced by what attracts their attention.
Her eyes lit up when she saw the castle mural (she is a princess after all, sometimes a vegetable firefighter princess or a even an Easter bunny fairy) and she immediately asked if she could add a rainbow flower. She selected a different colour for each petal, with glowing, bright eyes as she viewed the selection, not hesitating at all when she chose. I love that childish enthusiasm, the non-self-judging, pride in her contribution. Oh to be a child again.
AIRdirondack Art Project