Drawing Outside the Lines

drawingphoto.jpgWhen my friends sent me this photo of their daughter I could not help but fall in love with it. Maybe because it found me in the midst of the sort of day that I was feeling a bit stuck. (Or perhaps because I am huge pile of sentimental mush) Either way I have been staring at it a lot.  I love the freedom and imperfection of the etchings- standing in perfect contrast to her earnest approach. Draw, move a bit, draw some more, repeat. The fact that she is not afraid to stand on her tippy-toes for good measure kills me.  I am pretty sure we are smartest when we are children.