Ruth Oosterman is an author, an artist, and a contributer for the popular website BoredPanda.
But she is also a devoted and dedicated mother. So when her 2-year old daughter Eve started to become increasingly interested in her mother’s art, Ruth decided it was time to start doing some mother-daughter collaborations.
She starts out by letting her daughter make an ink sketch, giving her no direction or instruction.
Ruth’s 2-year old daughter Eve works on her masterpiece
Then once Eve has finished, Ruth turns the sketches into mind-blowing watercolor paintings. Here she is talking about the process:
“I simply use her creativity to inspire me to create a painting. I try to work quickly and let imagination and play take root into the painting rather than taking it to seriously, this way I can encourage Eve’s contribution without making it too “grownup.”
“As Pablo Picasso said it can take ‘but a lifetime to paint like a child.’ I feel so blessed that my daughter can remind me once again what it is to paint like a child by letting me see through her eyes.”
Check out some of Ruth and her daughter’s coolest collaborations below.
“The Lady and the Fox”
“The Great Owl”
“The Elephant King”
“The Red Boat”
“A Bookworm’s Dream”
Ruth also makes quick time-lapse videos for each collaboration. You can check out the one she made for “The Lady and the Fox” below: