An Art Project




Sophie and I recently went on a walk and, as usual, came back home with lots of acorns and fallen leaves. So we decided to make a collage for Andy. Sophie was thrilled with the idea of using a glue stick. And oh, the joy of sticky tape! And she thoroughly enjoyed sticking—and then unsticking—the leaves (only a couple ripped). There was some coloring, too.

I loved Andy’s reaction upon receiving the gift. He said up until now, whenever he saw children’s art projects, he wasn’t sure how anyone could, well, really like them. But he loved it. Like most everything, it’s different when it’s your own child.

(It’s still on our fridge.)

“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” —Albert Camus