Delaney's art piece on display was of an Egyptian style sarcophagus, made out of paper and marker media.
The Mullen family's artistic streak definitely runs through this child. Karen and I have attempted to foster her ability to explore this talent, without turning it into a chore. We have bought art supplies for several of her Christmas gifts over the years; and this past Christmas I purchased several art quality graphite pencils for her to use when drawing, and we purchased a basic 36 count PRISMACOLOR pencil set for her to use in her art.
I don't see her using either item all that often; but occasionally the mood will strike her to create or draw something, and I want the resources to be available for her when it does.
I've often wondered if I should encourage her to take some art lessons, similar to the ones Stephen and I took when we were kids. But, like I found out for myself at that age, turning something into a scheduled class can make what was once fun seem like a chore.
I'm not an Art Teacher (although I have taken courses in teaching elementary grade art), and my own artistic skills are a bit rusty; but I need to start thinking of way sot challenge her to use her artistic talents on a regular basis, without making it seem like homework.
Art is like any other talent; the more you use it, and practice (experiment with) it, the better you get at achieving the results you are hoping for.