Yesterday the weather was cold but sunny so Miles and I used the opportunity to walk to Wylies school to pick him up. The boys have been cooped up in doors way too much lately and any chance I have to get them outside in the fresh air, using their little active muscles I try to take advantage of.
On our walk home Wylie asked me “why did Picasso paint instead of taking pictures?” As I answered (as best I could in Picasso’s absence) I reminded him of all the different forms of art – painting,drawing,writing, stories, playing/writing music,dancing,taking pictures etc. I explained that some people are more drawn to certain types of art than others, and Picasso must have just loved to paint the most.
During all this Miles had been walking, playing with the small tree branch he was using as a walking stick,. Suddenly he piped up “Playing is art too, right Momma?”
Yes, Miles, playing is art too.