Every chance he got, he mixed colors. Paint. Colored water. Those colored bath fizzy things. Tubes of food coloring he got out of the pantry while I was in the shower. (Good times)
I tried hard not to correct him or over-instruct him about the mud making. Really, who cares if everything he paints is that same mud-colored shade. It was starting to grow on me.
I was starting to buy home décor in earth tones to match all the art on the fridge. In the words of Pete the Cat, it’s all good.
Then all of a sudden it just clicked.
One day, he said, "I’m going to make purple." I watched him pick up a paint brush and stick it in the blue paint.
I thought, "oh boy, here we go, bring on the mud puddle."
He pulled a little blue paint to the middle then washed his brush and grabbed some red and mixed a perfect little purple pile of paint. I couldn’t believe what I was watching.
It was amazing.
You know what else? I haven’t answered a single question about what happens when you mix blue and yellow or red and blue or green and orange since.
Miss Sara is a founding team member at ORANGE EASEL. She is a mom, an amateur photographer, a children's church leader, a graphic designer, and a big kid at heart.
She has a Bachelors of Science from Northwest Missouri State (Journalism, with an emphasis in Design). Prior to her career as a stay-at-home mom, she worked as the creative services manager at The Kansas City Star.
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