Above all else, before you lash out in frustration, remember that you love your little budding artists as the gifts from God that Scripture tells us they are. I find that if I take a second and remember Who gave me this child (or parent!), my initial frustrated response is often tempered by my love. That’s a good thing. And understanding how artists are wired is a big part of understanding (and loving) who they are.

’Til next time...God bless!   

This article was originally published in the Jul/Aug 2012 issue of Home School Enrichment Magazine. Learn more at www.HomeSchoolEnrichment.com 

Grant DiCianni is the son of Ron DiCianni, one of the world’s top Christian artists, and is president of Tapestry Productions, the nation’s only dedicated Christian Fine Art publisher. The mission of Tapestry Productions is to excellently and powerfully proclaim the gospel of Christ through visual means. With his unbelievably wonderful wife, Amanda, Grant has three children—Nicolas, Catelyn, and Claire. He can be reached at gdicianni@tapprod.com. Also, to find out more, visit www.TapestryProductions.com. Be sure to check out Grant’s weekly blog devotional!

Publication date: December 12, 2012