Well move over, jerschneid, because artist and blogger Ruth Oosterman is here to put that little wall mural to shame. The mom of 2-year-old Eve regularly lets her daughter grab a paintbrush and go wild (on canvas, of course). And after she's encouraged her little daughter's inner artiste to run a mock? Mom has some fun of her own.
As she shares on her blog, Oosterman turns her daughter's kid scribbles into truly mesmerizing paintings while calling on her own creative juices. Sometimes, the face of a woman emerges. Other times, Mom sees a curious own in Eve's doodles. It's all pretty fascinating stuff to watch — and if you ask Ruth, pretty fun, too.
"I try to work quickly and let imagination and play take root into the painting rather than taking it [too] seriously, this way I can encourage Eve's contribution without making it [too] 'grownup',” she recently wrote on her blog.
In fact, watching her daughter's own creativity bud has re-inspired Oosterman's own artistic sensibilities.
"As a child there is no box,” she explains. “It is just endless freedom to explore any and every possible avenue of creativity and adventure. Although children look up to us for guidance and instruction it is equally as important that we take time off from our busy lives to just sit and listen to them, no matter how strange their ideas may seem."
The masterpieces of the mother-daughter art duo are quickly going viral, after Oosterman shared a time-lapse video of the whole process on her blog, The Mischievous Mommy. It's definitely worth a watch: