Ciara (6), Eabha (5) and Ronan Ashwood (3) are looking forward to lots of fun at the Drogheda Arts Festival (1-7th May). Check out the full line up on www.DroghedaArtsFestival.ie . Photo: Jenny Matthews.
I’ve been thinking about children a lot lately. I’m going to become a granddad next month and can’t wait to welcome the first of a new generation of the family – a little girl - into this fantastic but mixed-up world.
Kids are so amazingly imaginative and open to new ideas and sensations, they just love the stimulation and enjoyment that art, whether its painting, music, making things or acting, gives them.
I well remember the artistic attempts of my two offspring when they were kids and the sheer happiness it gave them, particularly a very large crayon drawing my darling daughter Sally did as a surprise for me one day.
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This article was written by Andy Spearman