Last weekend I painted a mural for a friend of mine. Even though she was only four, she knew exactly what she wanted: "I want you to paint a castle in my room with a window sill, some flowers and Pascal (from the Disney movie Tangled)."
I began with a sketch.
Her cat, Molly, kept us company.
The mother of the house made three flower boxes that matched the flowers in the mural. There was a loft above the mural - a playhouse. The flower boxes hung down from the loft and a slender ladder led the way into - you guessed it - Rapunzel's Tower!
I let my small helper paint a tiny section of the mural. I painted a ladybug on the spot so that she wouldn't forget where it was.
A little girl's dream!