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30 Dogs 30 Days - Arting Together

Above are just a few of my kids' art pieces. The Man Child's "Still Life With Flying Dog" is in the back, The Princess's "Finnigan Says Good Morning to the Sun," and The Caped Crusader's "Finningan" rattle (made of fired clay).

For those new to my art journey, I have worked as an artist the past 18 years, from a studio in the hearf of our home, all the while raising my kids. Oftentimes, as any parent can tell you, there was no separation between the two responsibilities.

When I had a pressing deadline, the kids would often be alongside me on easels or working in sketchbooks at my feet. Some days even, The Princess was in charge of creating the daily painting because I had another pressing task, or the boys would make dinner so that I could get another hour in the studio. They all know how to varnish a painting and are skilled at building boxes and shipping preparations.

And I think they each also are very gifted creatively. The Man Child's passion is music (performing, arranging and teaching), The Caped Crusader takes some killer photographs and has a tremendous 3D sense, and The Princess dances and critiques my most difficult paintings with a spot on eye. These are all things they learned growing up in a household where creative efforts were valued and rewarded.

Thanks as always for following along with my art journey,
Fondly, Kim


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