November 20, 2013 / Post a Comment
A Mother Lets Her 4-Year-Old Finish Her Drawings.

At first, artist Mica Angela Hendricks didn’t want her four-year-old daughter near her new sketchbook. She is serious about her art, and she knew little Myla would want to scribble all over the pages. Then, her daughter said the words that changed everything.
“If you can’t share, we’ll have to take it away.”
She had used her own mother’s words against her, and now Mica had no choice but to indulge Myla. She let her daughter finish one of her sketches, and pretty soon, they had a whole collection of collaborations.
After a while, Myla would start the day by flipping through her mom’s sketchbook asking, “Do you have any heads for me today?”
After the outline of the sketch is complete, Mica finishes the artwork with a splash of color. Mica claims that her amazing artistic experiences with her daughter have taught her a lot about being an artist, and that you have to let go of control for wonderful things to happen.

image and text source // Micas blog

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso

2 thoughts:

{ helen } on: Thursday, 28 November, 2013 said...

i've heard of this project but hadn't seen the results. they're so great!

your blog is so superb, btw x

{ The Purple Assassin. } on: Thursday, 05 December, 2013 said...

It is the best thing I've come across.
What picasso said indeed sounds apt.

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