Birds with hats

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Flapper

Back from celebrating my nephew Jackson’s first birthday with family in South Florida, I’m home today trying to stave off a cold I likely picked up from kid germs at the party. It was worth it, though.

Jackson's Smash Cake

On the subject of kids, I’ve been painting with kids in mind. These bird paintings were kid-inspired and painted by the kid in me.

The Market

I got the idea for bird hats from my friend Meggen’s young daughter, Addie. Meggen, who knew I was painting birds, texted me a picture of Addie’s drawing, in which even the bird babies have hats (jaunty tilt berets, no less):

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Great idea, so I used it. Kids use back, of course. We borrow from them, they borrow from us.  Just invite little people into your studio, give them crayons, and they’ll unapologetically emulate what you’re working on, but create something new, too, something you’ll wish you’d imagined, something you might want to embellish upon later.

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