This evening I discovered how to get my two teenage sons to sit with me for over an hour and draw. The trick? Well, recently I discovered the fun of “Zentangle” inspired doodling and thought they might like it too. I had hoped they’d enjoy it but definitely hadn’t expected their level of interest and patience.
After a quick introduction we jumped in. It was a real treat to sit together and create. Not surprisingly, their personalities shine through clearly in the mini pieces of art they produced as I’m sure mine does too (though far less apparent to me).
I have to admit that this wonderful occurrence did come through some negotiation. The boys agreed to try the doodling if I would agree to watch an episode of one of their favorite TV shows. They assure me I will love it if I just give it a chance.
We’ll see about that but it seems a small thing to do for more creative time with my boys.