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Braggy Mom Alert II: An Homage to My Little Artist

“I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.” ~William Morris

I published my first Braggy Mom Alert: An Homage to My Little Artist a while back showcasing my son’s artwork from years of lessons. Today, I’m gushy proud again to share part II with new pieces created within the last few years.

The point of these homage posts (aside from seeing my son’s face light up each time one of you leaves a complimentary comment), is to share the wonder and importance of children’s art with the Babble audience.

There are so many things we can do as parents to promote an appreciation of art. Trips to museums and libraries, involvement in community art instruction, and Disney Family’s tips for Encouraging Your Child to be Creative Through Art are wonderful ways to encourage our budding young artists.

With a little creative inspiration, our kids can go far!


  • Created December 2009 1 of 21
    Created December 2009
    "Art is the signature of civilizations."
    ~Beverly Sills
  • Created January 2010 2 of 21
    Created January 2010
    "When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art."
    ~Paul Cézanne
  • Created February 2010 3 of 21
    Created February 2010
    "It takes a very long time to become young."
    ~Pablo Picasso
  • Created February 2010 4 of 21
    Created February 2010
    "Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to create."
    ~Nicole Malebranche
  • Created May 2010 5 of 21
    Created May 2010
    "To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage."
    ~Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Created June 2010 6 of 21
    Created June 2010
    "Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms."
    ~ Roy Lichtenstein
  • Created August 2010 7 of 21
    Created August 2010
    "I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it."
    ~Henri Matisse
  • Created January 2011 8 of 21
    Created January 2011
    "Art is either plagiarism or revolution."
    ~Paul Gaugin
  • Created January 2011 9 of 21
    Created January 2011
    "The big artist keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools."
    ~Thomas Eakins
  • Created March 2011 10 of 21
    Created March 2011
    "Painting is easy for those that do not know how, but very difficult for those that do!"
    ~Edgar Degas
  • Created May 2011 11 of 21
    Created May 2011
    "The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery."
    ~Francis Bacon
  • Created July 2011 12 of 21
    Created July 2011
    "The painting has a life of its own."
    ~Jackson Pollock
  • Created July 2011 13 of 21
    Created July 2011
    "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."
    ~ Pablo Picasso
  • Created September 2011 14 of 21
    Created September 2011
    "I believe it is impossible to make sense of life in this world except through art."
    ~Daniel Pinkwater
  • Created October 2011 15 of 21
    Created October 2011
    "Great art picks up where nature ends."
    ~Marc Chagall
  • Created November 2011 16 of 21
    Created November 2011
    "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
    ~Henry Ward Beecher
  • Created December 2011 17 of 21
    Created December 2011
    "Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing."
    ~Marc Chagall
  • Created January 2012 18 of 21
    Created January 2012
    "The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection."
    ~Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Created January 2012 19 of 21
    Created January 2012
    "Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life."
    ~Henry Miller
  • Created January 2012 20 of 21
    Created January 2012
    "I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.'"
    ~Vincent Van Gogh
  • Created February 2012 21 of 21
    Created February 2012
    "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. "
    ~Thomas Merton

How do you encourage your little artist?

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