Decorating the Garden
decorative arts, gardening, xo (4)
Every boy is a decorative artist. From drawing on each other with a Sharpie marker to arranging tacks just *so*, kids have a knack for freeing up their space with spontaneous decoration. This is because they want to, but mostly because they can. To them, art is an adventure in process, without agenda, so they never know what they'll find or learn with each new experience.
For us well-meaning parents, it's easy to overlook the differences between "art" and "decoration."
Art happens when we get lost, even while decorating.
We didn't know how beautiful the peach would look, after a purple bath.