“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
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Have you ever had those little packs multi-colored scratch art paper call to you from the craft store paper aisle?
I’m the only one with auditory hallucinations involving craft supplies?
Ah, well… I guess I may as well fess up to the rest now.
Last week I gave in to one of those crafty little voices in my head and cashed in my 40% off coupon at Michaels for a pack of multi-colored scratch paper.
Oh. My. Word.
My kiddos (who are mile-a-minute-busy-buzzy-bees) sat fascinated and quietly scratched away making the most elaborate little skritchy scenes FOR OVER AN HOUR.
On one piece of paper.
They made up elaborate stories to go with them too — the picture above had something to do with a mommy unicorn who had lost her baby and a family of flower fairies who were trying to help her find the baby unicorn but the evil scribbldy scratchers kept getting in the way so no one could find each other and so they all kept having to start over with their search for the baby from the beginning, and “Oh, iddn’t this story jess frought with tradgedy???”
Well, it went something like that anyway.
My eyes crossed and my hearing started fuzzing out about twenty minutes into the palaverous tale.
Don’t get me wrong, the story was adorable and I LOVE me an adorable home-spun tale, but even the most adorabliest kind of adorable can make you rub your temples and begin counting the minutes to bedtime when there is no end in sight to the prattle — adorable though it may be.
Think I’ll definitely be giving this art project another try again soon though.
Perhaps with earplugs.
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