Recently I joined a circle of amazing women who have two things in common with me for sure…. we are mothers and photographers. We love our children with every ounce of us and we love to document their everyday with our camera lens. Each month we will write letters to our sons and daughters in order to document their everyday in pictures and words. Our hope is that these letters serve as an everlasting memory of their childhood.
And here is letter number eight…
When you were a tiny toddler, you loved to draw. I remember your chubby little hand hugging a crayon so tight as you scribbled on every paper you could find. You loved to paint too… and make things out of clay. And every year after that, you always begged for new color pencils, markers, pastels, and anything that you could use to create your very own masterpiece. Even today, the little artist in you comes out, and you find time to CREATE. Sometimes I think that it is just who you are… maybe you get it from your Grandma Sylvia who has been an ARTIST her whole life.
I started thinking a lot about that because lately you have become the typical nine year old who loves watching movies, playing video games, and playing on an iPod. And I see you do less and less art each day. And as I see that occur, I fear that you will never pick up a paint brush again. But then I am reminded, that you are an artist at heart. And no matter how much you change or how much older you get, you will always be able to CREATE art like you did before. Not too long ago, I took you to a pottery shop. And on that day, as we sat together and painted our pottery pieces, I was reminded how right I was. In front of me, sat a nine year old artist, who will forever create ART.
Now head on over to Tracy’s blog to read her letter to her daughter.