Thursday, December 31, 2009

Do Let the Pigeon Scribble on The Walls

Because it's Dec 31, and I didn't post anything related to the holidays, I thought I would include a fun little snippet of holiday fun and then plan to go whole hog next year!

Mo Willems (author of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!) and his family do something different in lieu of ol' wrapping paper. And make sure to see this - for starters Mo has a giant paper table cloth roll in case he needs to scribble during dinner, but keep scrolling down to see that his family also can push a chair back and go to town on Mo's chalk-board covered dining-room walls! Can you imagine growing up in that house? How fun!

I remember reading once that Diego Rivera's parents let him scribble murals around the walls of his bedroom. Perhaps he wouldn't have painted his larger than life murals all of Mexico had his parents not given him that free reign?

Ridiculously Amazing! I love you Diego!

Do you have a little artist in your home who could use a little more space to discover their talent? What could you do make that happen? A dear friend of mine painted her sons' walk-in closet with chalkboard paint, maybe he will be one of the great American muralists of the future! 

If you live locally, Mo Willems will be at Vroman's bookstore in Pasadena, on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. You can buy new book for him to sign, or he will even sign one that you bring from home! Meeting an actual illustrator/author is a great way to open a child's mind up to the reality that a human has created a book they love so much, and that their own future is limitless, wild and theirs for the taking too!


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