I try very hard to teach my kids that art is everywhere and that it's in the eye of the beholder. While a beautiful skirt is art to Peanut, Monkey can find art in the colors on the back of a beetle.
I saw this following clip months ago after listening to a story about it on NPR. I am sure many of you have seen it but I wanted to share it anyway. It's a perfect example of taking the ordinary things in life around you and seeing the art within it.
It embodies what I want to teach my children, that art is all around them. It' s whatever they see and hear and imagine. It's what makes the world a more beautiful place.