It wasn't long before she walked past with a long board, some newspapers, brushes and paints and when I walked through the room I did a double take to see all her supplies spread out on the wood floor as she painted, chatted with family and watched a movie. It is so great we have a kid-friendly, creative-friendly house. But that's how we live so I guess of course it would be that way.
It is just another *creative spark* that I always mention. .. probably because it always happens here ...and it is so awesome. And it's the whole process that is of the greatest importance not necessarily the product. She learned what she would have done differently the next time.
I feel it is so important for all children to have a myriad of supplies, the time to choose, experiment and create exactly what they want, and the support from others that their choices, as well as their art, hence themselves, are valued.