Parallel to her perspective on music, Edith suggests that one does not need to possess a great deal of artistic talent in order to paint or sketch as a "hidden art." I am relieved to hear that. I never took elective art classes in high school or college, because I did not think that I could draw. And yet, as an adult I have found pleasure in drawing and painting in my home.
- I doodle on my lists and on the calendar posted on the refrigerator. You might see a birthday cake with candles or a sprig of holly. My children do this too. Bekah just showed me her doodle of a stack of books and a book worm that she drew on a dry erase board she bought for her bedroom.
- I have done a bit of folk art painting, especially during the '80's when "country" decorating was the rage. I painted this stool. A serious artist could find lots of flaws, but this stool pleases me.
- I have taught my children ( à la Charlotte Mason) to keep nature journals, and I have kept one as well. (We are very sporadic about this, but something is better than nothing.)
- We enjoy art appreciation in our homeschool. I find delight in learning things that I never knew about the world of art.
It is not necessary to be an "artist" to enjoy art in the home.
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