Dalton has been taking art lessons from a fabulous children's art teacher named Fahimeh Amiri for about a year now. Fahimeh is from Iran. She is a published children's book illustrator. She studied art back in Boston with the MFA there, and has such a gift for teaching kids. Every Friday afternoon the children sit around a table in her home studio with a picture in front of them, and she walks around the table, while music plays in the background, and teaches them how to paint. In December Dalton had his work shown on display at the Salt Lake Main Library. Here Shelby is posing with Dalton and one of his pieces.
The kids have their Grandpa Eddington's artistic genes and love of art. It makes me happy because I love art. Even though I never pursued art, I love to create. I appreciate the work of many artists. I see art in architecture, fashion, music, nature, photography, jewelry, film, sculpture, cooking, and so many other areas. There is art all around us. I think that it is such a beautiful tool of expression and it makes me grateful to think that my kids are learning to express themselves in artistic ways.