Sharing the experience of art with a group of inner city kids
is how my husband and I spend our Monday evenings.
We sit elbow to elbow with those beautiful young artists
talking and drawing together.
Often, the kids will make requests..
asking us to draw a particular
animal or object..
We are always happy to comply.
So we draw spaceships and unicorns
insects and dinosaurs
Tinkerbell and octopi.
It’s good practice for us as artists..
a test of speed and skill.
I am always deeply touched when
of all the wondrous things in their vast and limitless imaginations,
the kids choose to draw us..
sometimes, with an octopus.