Christmas Countdown Day 8: Artistic Expression

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@Jannick
@Matts

The doorbell rang in the middle of a Criminal Minds episode that I was very engrossed in and it threw me off. I wasn’t expecting anyone, and it being Sunday, it couldn’t possibly be a delivery. Much to my delight, when I opened the door I was greeted with two very enthusiastic young artists (three-and-a-half-year-old twins) who pass by my door frogs every day, twice a day. They were there for Trick or Treat on Halloween and discovered all the other frogs in the house, so they know to associate frogs with me. This time the boys thrust their frog artwork in my hands, both very proud of their creations, so I did what one does with any genuine artwork – display it.

I am now the proud owner of five new Frog crayon originals and they are prominently displayed on my tree! Creative expression in any form, with whatever medium should never be curtailed, and whatever we learn to do in Kindergarten with crayons, and the manner in which we are encouraged to do so, will always be a part of our lives. Some replace crayons for kitchen tools, others with paint brushes, knitting needles, glue guns, sewing machines, or a camera. Whatever you replace your crayons with, never forget or neglect that delight of doodling on an empty page and being proud of the output. Who cares whether the rest of the world doesn’t understand it, main thing is that your soul does. You never know where doodles will lead to…

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