Bust out the paint. It's:
Mary Cassatt is one of my favorite artists. I love how she captured moments of everyday life. Not only was she one of the first female artists who really made a name for herself, I feel like she excelled at creating moments. Especially with mothers and their children. Obviously, motherhood is something that is so special to me and as a child, when I looked at Mary Cassatts' mother/child paintings, they shaped a lot of my hopes and ideals of what motherhood might be like if I was lucky enough to become one someday. As a mom, I love to capture moments. Not that I'm claiming to be as good as a famous artist, obvs. I'm not a professional photographer. I'm not even an amateur. I really have no interest to be. My happiness is just in snapping a quick pic or video that is going to save a memory for me. I think that's why impressionism is my favorite art period. The fuzzy pictures always make me think that the artist was capturing a moment and were somehow able to share it with the haze of memory on the canvas.
Anyway, I'm rambling. After I explained that to the kids, they were bouncing off the walls because they really didn't care and they just wanted to paint. :) So I let the kids choose a picture that they liked and then paint their interpretation of it.
I kind of loved the results. Especially Ezra's.
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