Arts and crafts enjoy a high level of importance in our house. Really, our family rules sign should have included “be crafty”. Not a day goes by when we aren’t painting or sewing or cutting or gluing or sawing or folding or the like. So, naturally, we were very excited about Pia’s first day of school art, exciting for many reasons, not the least of which was the fact that art at her school had been cut a few years back and had finally re-emerged. Thursday is the day she has art at school and in anticipation of this event Pia wore her “I love art” socks, a gift from her grandparents (her grandpa is an art education professor). Now, trying to find out from Pia what actually happens at school is a bit like art itself… you have to be creative, use different tools, if something doesn’t work at first you try a different method. I asked her what she did in art class and the response was completely indecipherable. But she was able to show me her first bit of artwork from the class. Are you ready?