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Kid Treasures


My kids are back. (Insert huge *sigh* of happy.) They’re wiggly. goofy. intense. needy. chatty. singy. full of life.

And I treasure them.

Kid A thew down with the India Inks. Her creative passion flows through her dancing too.

Pretending she didn’t understand what a focal image was, Kid C reworked this page touting Girl Power! Which she promptly displayed by fashioning an “iPhone Hotel” (below) — pure genius!

The Kids check in their phones in at the beginning of class, and check them out afterward.

Kid Newbie A has a gift for layering and doodling. This summer she spent a month-long road trip with her parents diving in, finding her gorgeous, amazing voice as an art journalist.

Kid M gobsmacked me with her collaging skills. She’s putting words in, too, unmasking her personality.

And This Kid. This Kid is a first timer. Can you believe it? She took a lighthouse, flipped it upside- down, threw it in an ocean of wave-like of paint, then repeated waves and bridge-like marks on the opposite page. FIRST TIMER. I Kid you not.

And this little gem was just a little piece of somethin’ I found on the floor. It’s one of the many little treasures I get with these Kids.

*Special thanks to the unwitting Tim Schamber for the Kid (Letter) idea! I appreciate the anonymity and kuddos it allows.


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