We have been changing things up around here again. If you have read this blog a while you will remember a few posts on changing the furniture arrangement here, here and here. I will fill you in on it very soon. I want to have more to show you and we are not done yet. A little hint, the lease on the studio is up at the end of the year.
The children always have a hard time with change. Â They get used to things the way they are. I figured by now they would be used to all the rearranging, but alas they are protesting. We were in the middle of such a protest while I was cleaning up a little project. I had two long cardboard tubes to get rid of and thought of a better use for them than landfill for the time being.
That idea got one child out of their room and into the paint. This is something this child has not done for a while. Soon, all three were gathered around the table painting away to Star Wars music on Pandora. It was truly magical. I was in my element. I have to say the pictures do not lie this time. We were all happy working away and no throwing of paint, fighting with a sibling or being mad at me because I moved furniture around. That my friends is why I titled this post art therapy.
What works for you during the heat of the moment? What are your techniques for getting your children through change?
Note: Try Sean’s new painting technique pictured above.
Take a large flat brush, dip one side in one color of paint then dip the other side in another color of paint. Brush onto cardstock, alternating sides of the brush to combine the colors. What the colors change! While the paint is wet, take the end of a small paint brush and draw a design. You can paint over it a few times and draw again for fun or let is dry. Make sure you sign your name on your art and display. You are an artist.