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Creative Tell-All

Sometimes paper isn't interesting enough.
We have to admit something here at How She Does It.  We don't know how to do everything (although sometimes we might like to think we do).  In fact, we're keenly interested in how others do what they do so well.  So, we've begun inviting artists, writers, musicians, performers, and educators to give us a peak at their process.  

I'd like to kick this off by featuring the youngest artist I know: my nearly 1.5 year-old daughter, Francesca.  Most mornings, she wakes up and shouts with complete abandon, "Painting!"  (She started today off with, "Berries, A, B, C."  But not long after that, she yelled, "More, more painting!"  I try to imagine what it would be like to passionately call out, "Writing!" before climbing out of bed, but so far I'm too busy answering the call for "Painting!" to accomplish this.

Valentine Series


The Artist in her Daddy's Shoes





Medium:  Water color and Finger Paint on Paper and on Self 

Favorite place to paint: Bathtub

Risky Moves: Tasting the paint

The Artist's comments:  "My painting!  Cesca painting.  I do it.  Blue, green. Heart.  Painting.  Mhmmm."

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Oh, Christina, I can't thank you enough for this new image of you (or, actually, ME) waking up in the morning and screaming "WRITING!" with the glee and abandon of a toddler. It makes it seem far less daunting : ) I am looking forward to creating an entry for your wonderful blog, but I am currently in a "feast" portion of the Freelancing Feast or Famine Fest that is my life. I love this blog and am thoroughly enjoying reading it! -kathy

February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathy Hussey

Thanks so much, Kathy. Enjoy the feast! I still haven't screamed "WRITING!" first thing, but I can feel it coming. Let me know if you do.

February 23, 2011 | Registered CommenterCristina Pippa

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