One of my greatest joys as an artist is the sharing of my love of art with my children. My youngest child never misses an opportunity to deliver custom-made "to: Mommy-mail". She recently paired up a polymer clay heart that she made (age 6) with a letter that she wrote to me. Needless to say, they will both end up in my keep-forever treasure chest. She mimics me almost daily as I work on my sculptures. This past weekend, she said to me in a serious little voice, "Some day I'm going to be just like you." I have to say that my heart skipped a beat at those words. So sweet, so innocent and just wanted I needed to hear when I was feeling down. I must be doing something right after all, lol.
I have quite a collection started of all of the sculptures that all three of my kids have made (some were intended for other people but somehow were redirected to my collection...ssshhhh). I give credit to my son for doodling the comic that inspired the little candy corns that I have made so many of.
Never miss the opportunity to share in the delight and wonder that children experience when they first learn how to make something new. It's a wonderful feeling and will warm your heart!