Sometimes children come to the studio and actually do not want
to paint. This particular young artist found his
creative outlet with the box of tubes. Each day that he comes
to work , he always goes to the basket full of tubes and makes
something. Telescopes and binoculars are the favorite.
This last week he painted with enthusiasm and then went
to the basket. He carefully chose his tubes,lining them
up so that they touched. He finally made an oval. He
said that it was some kind of train. He lay down next to it
and we saw how long he was. The others came over,too see
their length. It was a short period of time that this all happened in.
I wanted to save what he had created, but realized that it was the process
and not the product that mattered.