being accountable to God alone...)
Now I can put the art into how I feel, what I'm studying, and the backburner thoughts that stay on simmer in my brain. Art breaks language barriers. Art conveys emotion, and affects it, the way nothing else does for me. Of course, books and music are close runners-up.
Each of my kids got their own journal, too, to use however they want. So, for our daily journal time now (not writing in the morning, but part of afternoon art time,) they can doodle, paste, color, whatever they want to do that day.
The Artist took to collage like a fish to water. She puts things together in such an interesting way. The Nature Man sketched in pen. Dash stamped. LittleLad scribbled with crayons. Good. I love that God made us all so different, with unique talents and passions.