|This is a collage I created for a work exercise. It was immediately critiqued and ripped to shreds.|
From Anthea Paul’s “The Toddler’s Trick”
Three-year-olds have no problem expressing themselves. They can paint and draw pictures endlessly. They do not seem to have a moment’s hesitation about what to put onto a canvas or a massive piece of paper. Give the tots a piece of paper and a paintbrush and they happily go straight to it, with nary a pause. Nor do they mind when they make a mess of the paint colors or tear the paper – they never judge their output.
It's too bad that we grow older and more judgmental. Sometimes, as artists, we need to remind ourselves of the Toddler's Trick.