Hi there, I'm Sara and these are my boys Rhys ( oldest with what he calls take over the world face) and Rowan. I don't talk about #momlife very much so here it goes.
I want my boys to grow up knowing ,valuing and respecting the vital role the arts play in society. I take them with me to art shows whenever I get the chance so they feel comfortable trying new things and looking at other perspectives.
While they begrudgingly sometimes go on these art adventures, once we are there they explore to the fullest, get dirty, ask questions. When I'm not trying to keep them from killing each other, I can see that they enjoy these moments. I hope that whatever paths they take they will never forget to stop and express themselves.
We have dance parties to Weird Al Yankovic in the basement, sing along with bad lip reading star wars songs and when I paint they sometimes create alongside me. Rhys never wears matching socks and Rowan wears most of his shirts tucked into his underwear 😂. Rhys creates new art that remixes his favorite parts of my paintings and Rowan puts his spin on piecing together several songs.
They say copying is the sincerest form of flattery so I am very flattered. I'm also honored and humbled to see all the ways they already express their spirit. I love these goof balls.
Photo taken at @rhea.ewing mural "Water, Land and Sky" in Monona.