This week the kids and I once again talked about "collaboration". For our year end gallery show, I wanted to have one piece that the little ones worked on as a team, planning and completing it as a whole. Instead of literal figures for their fictional characters, we used shapes and gestures. The blue line was the knight, the red circle the princess -- and as each of them held their tool and painted away the story began to unfold. It's a piece of lovely abstraction, whimsical and full of sense to the imaginative mind.