art is neat {as in, cool}

“What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.”
John Updike

In real life, art is not a neat endeavor.

Case in point: our breakfast table, a week ago.

The girls are building marshmallow towers with toothpicks + marshmallows, Kimba is ready to pounce on any marshmallow that falls, the girls are making necklaces with the beads we just got, I'm drawing faces in the moleskine with an index card of faces from ICAD for reference, my younger daughter's painted matryoshka dolls, my older daughter's sharpies and papermate markers for drawing mandalas and mermaids, and I was finishing Rice Freeman-Zachary's Living the Creative Life (which I enjoyed).