Today I played hookie from the easel and joined a group of pre-school kids for some fun with paint. Marion McIntyre their teacher asked me quite a while back if I would come and talk to the kids about art. I said yes, but as it was getting closer I was having reservations about the whole idea. I needn't have worried we had a ball. We had fun painting from photos the kids had brought in of their pets which included guinea pigs, a rabbit called Fudge, a cat called Smidge, the sweetest wee Lhasa Apso called Holly and an actual real live hamster called Nibbles who slept through the whole din (I think he was pretending, just didin't want to get covered in paint). The smell of poster paint took me back to my own childhood.....a few years back cough, cough :). I'm relieved that poster paint comes of easily as I seemed to find myself with blue paint just about everywhere, looking like an extra from Braveheart. There were lots of funny moments but my favourite had to be one wee boy who told he had painted a tiger and it had orange, black and white stripes. "Wow", I said "and did you paint it in the jungle" he sighed and gave me that, you stupid adult look, "No", he said "I painted it here." It took all my strength to keep a straight face.
Tomorrow will be back to normal and a little less messy at the easel. Thanks for popping in.