Bath Gallery

Buying Christmas presents for a seven week old is pretty pointless, but we did it, because he’s our little boy and the thought of his not having anything under the tree from his mummy and daddy just felt awful! We didn’t spend much, but one of the little things we bought him was bath crayons. This isn’t because we expect him to be able to draw with them, but so that we can draw on the side of the bath for him: we’d noticed that as he’s so little (he’s a baby an’ all that) he can’t see anything outside of the bath, and the sides of a bathtub are not exactly the most inspiring visual stimulus.

At first, we looked for stickers, but they’re very expensive. So then we thought – hey, let’s do it ourselves! And now, every bathtime, mummy becomes the Van Gogh of the bathroom.

Fig loves it – he watches me drawing, fascinated, and then he stares at the pictures for as long as we let him stay in the water.  We always have a theme: we’ve done animals, things you’ll find in the garden, vehicles, family members, and of course, the Great Artists.

Above, you can see a Picasso (during his blue period), a Mondrian, and a Warhol (his famous Campbell’s Milk Tin).


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