|I had to take a photo of this palette the other day -- Flanna was |
making grey, but wasn't it beautiful in the process?
Anyway, it was so funny as I picked her up from art class yesterday--she was scrubbing her hands with soap, and they remained covered in black marker no matter how much she washed. So finally, I decided we should just embrace the mess. "You're an artist," I shrugged, "Artists get messy."
She smiled, wiped her hands on the front of her shirt, and lunged out the art room door to go pet a wet dog that was waiting for its owner.
I guess if I embrace the art mess, I can handle the smelly wet dog mess, too. Because, really, those were the best, most pure moments of joy in our whole day yesterday! (Oh, besides her jumping in a puddle in her rain boots!)
What messes can you make up your mind to embrace in the spirit of adding joy to your life?