June 25, 2010

Children Say -- About Monet

I tweeted this, but it so applies, so I thought I would quote my daughter here again.

"Walking the dog is like going to the museum. You have to stop and look at everything."

Yes, we were on a dog walk together. And, let me say, I have taken my children to a lot of museums, so this came naturally into her head. At an art museum, we walk around looking primarily, reading a little. (If I want to read every word I return by myself.) We then walk around the exhibit a second time sharing with each other what our favorite item is and why we like it. My goal is to make the art experience fun and easy.

I try to send the children to art classes each summer. My youngest's favorite artist is Monet because I sent him to a one week Monet art camp. He was the only boy in the class, but the teacher was accomodating and let him paint the canoe in the pond instead of water lilies for example. But to this day, he can show up at a museum and say, "That is by the artist I took a class about."

Here is my Care Of Monet, which I just added to my Etsy shop. I found a huge lily pond recently and took many photographs. Lilies remind me of magnolias, so stay tuned for more. I am now offering a Monet painting party through my children's birthday party business.


Marlene said...

It is a beautiful image. I too love Monet.

readingsully2 said...

It sure is a beautiful image. What a neat idea.

Magmoment said...

Thank you ladies! I just got the ACEOs back from the printers. In all there are ten new designs. I will post on Etsy as soon as I can. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

The Fertile Garden said...

what a beautiful photo!!