THE MOON BEAR
A Collaboration with my Toddler
I used the lines in the upper right hand corner as the bear's nose and after getting Eve's permission I began to paint.
Originally I had wanted to create a more realistic looking bear but the piece took on a life of it's own. As I was painting in the shaggy fur under the chin it began to remind me of pine trees and I realized I had to just accept what was. It ended up becoming a whimsical, magical painting of a bear that dreamt of meeting the moon one day. There is a story that is lingering in my head that I look forward to writing, but at the moment it is too jumbled up. Once it finds it's way out I will most definitely share it with you.
Whenever I am painting a collaboration piece I try to have a station for Eve set up in case she decides to join me in painting. I never want her to feel pressured to paint so this way she can choose when and if she wants to join in. This time she only joined me for a short while, unlike the Almighty Lion, but as an artist I can understand that sometimes you can just not be in the mood. I am really looking forward to creating more pieces like the Almighty Lion that had as painting side by side.
Here is the video, Enjoy!