Creative Mother Mica Angela Hendricks’ collaboration with her 4-year old daughter all started when she whipped out her new sketchbook. Her daughter loves drawing and when she saw her mums new special book she asked to draw in it too, but when her mum said it was her special book her daughter had a pretty smart reply, “If you can’t share, we might have to take it away if you can’t share.”.
So each night Mica started to draw faces for her daughter to add her personal touch to and it would then be completed with color and highlights, texture and painting.
And from it all, here are the lessons I learned: to try not to be so rigid. Yes, some things (like my new sketchbook) are sacred, but if you let go of those chains, new and wonderful things can happen. Those things you hold so dear cannot change and grow and expand unless you loosen your grip on them a little. In sharing my artwork and allowing our daughter to be an equal in our collaborations, I helped solidify her confidence, which is way more precious than any doodle I could have done.