Art Days With Maddox

Art Days With Maddox
Art Days With Maddox

I'm hopelessly unartistic. I used to draw, doodle, and paint when I was younger and was fairly decent at it but I've always been much better creating visuals with words rather than images. As I got older, my craft was in perfecting the way my words flowed together rather than worrying about the shading on drawings. Dave is the artistic one. I love the way his mind allows an image to flow onto paper from his hand. It's truly magnificent and something I hope is instilled into Maddox.

Art Days With Maddox

So the other day, I was at Target and came across these bad boys. They're the perfect width for Maddox to grab with ease. The tip only gets wet when you push on it and it's non-toxic so putting it in his mouth (which everything goes in there nowadays) isn't worrisome. I was surprised to see all the negatives reviews on Amazon because they were so cheap and simple to use. Especially for a baby who has no real intention with them except to play. They did the trick and didn't make a mess.

Art Days With Maddox

A few months back, I made homemade paint. The mixture was awful and came out like putty. This time, I just grabbed some non-toxic crayola paints and called it a day.

Art Days With Maddox

He loved swirling the paint with his fingers and watching the colors mix together and of course - getting it all over himself. 

Art Days With Maddox

I love simple days like this. Giving my little one tools and watching him explore his world is so satisfying. I'm creating a small space in my kitchen with string and mini wooden clothespins to hang all his artwork, now and into the future. I can't wait to look back and see the evolution.

What have your little ones created lately?

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Shayna Shattelroe

25 years old. Mama to Maddox. Word weaver. Lover of love. Coffee addict. Psychological science student. 

A woman of curious nature, my name is Shayna. I am wild & reserved. Humbled & proud. Quiet & clamorous. Strange & familiar. I live in the trees of New England typing away as lifestyle blogger. You can always find me with a coffee cup in one hand and a book in the other.

Blogging since 2005, I’ve had an innumerable amount of blogs on a vast number of platforms. Finally, I’ve found one to call home: The Lovely Cicada. This blog is a piece of myself I extend to you.