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The other day, Zack and I took a trip to Michaels to buy a black marker.
Zack resists pencils and pens and insists on using markers for all his writing and art these days, and as he's been writing a lot, his black ran dry. I didn't want to buy another ginormous package of markers when all we needed was black, so I found the Prismacolor display and we grabbed one.
As we sat together later in Barnes and Noble, working on a "Where's Waldo" (our latest passion), I said, "You know, I think Prismacolor makes the best pencils and markers for artists."
"I AM an artist," Zack said firmly, circling Waldo.
"Of course you are," I said. "You've had your work in an art gallery."
He looked up at me, then went back to looking for other minutia in the book.
"No, mom, that's not why I'm an artist."
"Really? Then why?" I asked.
He put down his pen and sat back, Little Professor ready to school me.
"BECAUSE, Mom," he said patiently, "anyone who draws is an artist. You don't have to be in a gallery. You just have to DRAW."
So profound, my eight year old.
Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off. She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene. She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.