Oh, the wonderfulness of a blank piece of paper.
Every so often, I remember to do this little thing that we love - laying out a simple project at night, after the kids have gone to bed so that it's there - waiting and ready - when we wake. It may be something new or rare, or it may just be something that we do in the everyday. Like watercolors. Either way, I think it's a nice way to wake up. And it seems my little ones agree. Without mention of it's presence, I watch them ever so slowly make their way to the table one at a time. And slowly - just as they themselves are waking up - the white of the paper fills with color and life.
There's something about that morning energy that's - dare I say - calmer. And with the open dreaminess of watercolors, well...it's a nice way to start a day.
Have you seen this? It will send you to the paint brushes, I promise.