Sunday, February 19, 2012

Imagine This

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” - Pablo Picasso

Yesterday Dennis and I volunteered at the 20th Annual "Imagine This", an all-day program organized by the Estes Park Cultural Arts Center. The indoor event gave kids an appreciation for the art through hands-on activities like fiber arts, musical instruments stringed and percussion, face painting, the Secret Studio (a place for kids to make a work of art as a gift), and watercolor painting (which is what we provided). Jugglers and musicians performed, and  a local children's author Judy Archibald read her beautiful book The Mutt and the Mustang --  a wonderful true story about a little dog that learns to ride a mustang horse.
Our first student. This young man showed a lot of creativity.

Dennis helping a young girl get started on her painting.

This little girl was so adorable. Whenever she dipped her brush in the water and tapped it on the side of the container, she looked up at me with mischievous eyes and smiled. The water splashed my way and she thought that was pretty funny.

Kids of all ages painted. Dennis is working on a miniature.

This is Samuel with his finished painting. He did that all by himself. Daddy supervised, but Samuel did the actual painting. Isn't it beautiful?

Samuel was super cute. When I asked him to show me his painting so I could get a better shot, he hid behind it. Kinda shy. He melted my heart.

We worked with some great kids and enjoyed helping them create their own special painting.

Thank you for visiting.  Today I'm joining :


  1. Kids love the simple things in life too...paper and coloring tools= happy kids!!!

    1. That's right. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Blessings.

  2. How generous of you to share your time at this event, Nancy. I'm sure the children enjoyed themselves and their artwork is really great. :)

  3. The payback far exceeded the time we gave. We're always blessed doubly when we give. Thanks for visiting, Nancy. God bless.

  4. Loved your pictures and nice you both gave your time.

    The children are so beautiful! The work is amazing for such a young age.


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