Marley, Pablo and Art


All the grandies had crayons

or paintbrushes in their

little baby hands from

age one year on up!

Marley wanted to share 

this group of art projects,

Puppets, mugs and box

character standing 

next to her.

Pablo Picasso


“Every child is an Artist

The problem is how to remain

an Artist once he grows up.”

~ * ~ x x x ~ * ~

Try to reach into yourself

and share one “inner child”

activity you still enjoy~

Please share!


87 responses »

  1. Robin, this is so true…where does that inner child go? Do we become too self-critical and analytical? I think this is partly why the colouring books became so popular, an opportunity to recapture that childhood feeling! The arts should be enjoyed at all times throughout life!

    • You are probably on the right track, Annika! We are more self conscious, worried about being imperfect or making mistakes. I think colouring is calming. I often join my grandies.
      Arts should be enjoyed at all times of our lives, I agree! πŸ™‚

    • Oh, I meant to say please share at least one inner child activity! Oops! Sarah, you get us all giggling and snorting! Which not only uses your kid-like behavior but you encourage our inner child to come out and play with Schooner and Choppy! πŸ˜€
      I like puzzles and coloring, too! πŸ™‚

  2. yes, this is the perfect quote and i love that this has been instilled in your family since the children were young. i still love to color and create collages. )

    • Your love of art started early in your own children’s lives and i see it in your grandies and kinders, too. ❀
      I have a photo of Carrie with crayons while her Dad and I are preparing Thanksgiving dinner. She is in her high chair and 18 months old. Trista does it even earlier, as Carrie did with her boys.
      I wish you showed more of your collages, since I am trying to remember a subject you did this with, Beth. . .

  3. I am in total agreement with you on encouraging art in young children. We bought our daughter a school desk and chair for little kids at a school auction when she was 2 y.o. By the time she was 3 she was into every medium – chalk, charcoal, watercolors, crayons, colored pencils, acrylics, clay and more. She could spend hours at her special table once she got started. And she is a talented arts and crafts person to this day. – Mike

    • I was given one of those desks which had the open metal locker or book place, and I gave it to Skyler. He sounds like your own daughter, enjoying a special space for their artwork. Thanks for sharing how many different mediums she expanded in her creative endeavors, Mike! It sounds like the art talent stayed with her, even to this day. Great! πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Robyn, I love that word “Grandies”!! MY 3 yo grandbaby LOVES to create art! And I LOVE to let her! I never stopped coloring, so when they came out with this adult coloring craze, and I saw people paying up to $20 for a coloring book, I just had to laugh my head off!! They sell for $1 at the dollar store, people!

  5. Beautiful post on Childhood aspirations with pen and crayon.
    Good that your Grandchildren are well acquainted with the tools of artistry, maybe an aspiring Picasso in the making.
    Cheers and best wishes to your lovely family for the weekend.

    • I am sure that sweet little rosebud of your granddaughter loves art and music, too. I bet she dances and has such lovely spirit! ❀ Happy Fall or whatever season you are in, dear Ian. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Sylvia! The photo did come out well. I really liked the words you chose to reflect the quote.
      So true. . .
      “It is important to nurture the creative and artistic side of out youngsters!” (Sylvia’s words! πŸ™‚ )

    • Time sure does fly, Jules! ❀ I remember when little miss was born! You were (and certainly are still) so present with those sweet children.
      I don't post my monthly moons but frequently tell my own grandies that the moon has names each month given by the Native American peoples. Hugs! xo

  6. This is a great quote and one of my favourites. I used to draw and even received training for six long years. But now I seldom get time to use my crayons and brushes. But one day, I surely will… πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the lovely picture, Robin… ❀

    • Thank you, Maniparna for sharing the art in your life! ❀ You show artistry in your use of words as well as beauty in photographs on your own blog. You're welcome for the picture which makes me happy, too. πŸ™‚

  7. One of the spiritual leaders I follow reminds us all the time to PLAY, which is closely akin to catering to one’s inner child. One of my inner child passions? …telling stories. Happy to still be doing that.

  8. Very lovely post, Robin! And I couldnΒ΄t agree more with holding on to that inner child of ours… Picasso was not only an exceptional artist but also a very wise man…
    Hope everything is fine with you and that youΒ΄ve recuperated from your eye surgery! Wish you a very beautiful sunday, dear friend! πŸ˜€ Hugs&Kisses xoxo

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