Wednesday, September 17, 2008

blending colors

summer days are officially gone. school is in full swing, along with piano lessons, soccer practice, car pooling and those cooler nights that let you know that fall has taken over where summer left off. we are on our busy routine leaving me with less time to sit down at the computer, reflect on life, and put something profound on my blog. but for this morning i will share a few pictures of B busy at work on an art project:

using oil pastels, B is blending colors of horse breeds and coat patterns. i just love it when a project really captures her attention. she worked on this most of the afternoon and proudly showed her progress to her dad when he came home from work. she is becoming a real expert on horse colors and markings, studying the subtle differences between chestnut, red chestnut, and red roan. appaloosa and dappled gray. it is a joy to watch a child learn, motivated and driven by her own interests and passions. of course math and spelling are not always met with the same enthusiasm ;o) , but they are easier to work in when you are spending time in areas that excite and inspire. for B that means anything related to animals and horses, reading and art.
what are the passions and interests of your children? what can you do to provide opportunities to develop those skills, talents, or desires? encourage and support those God-given and unique gifts!
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 God has blessed each individual with unique gifts and a special place in this world.
help them find the way God has planned for them.
everyday gifts: discovering a child's gifts

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

grammy says "AMEN"!
Not much is more fun than learning about what you really love.