London leg of the Bugaboo by Diesel Born to be Brave World Tour

Young artists join the London leg of the Bugaboo by Diesel Born to be Brave World Tour in Central London

 

Jackson Pollock
Jackson Pollock

I love this photo of Jackson Pollock in his barn famously standing over a canvas laid on the floor and letting paint drip, splash and spray to create a work of art that expressed his feelings. It’s abstract art. The canvas is capturing the artist’s actions. The physical interaction with the work. Using whatever paints and tools he could find to immerse himself in the creative process.

Bugaboo by Diesel #BeBrave
Bugaboo by Diesel #BeBrave

This, to me, is a natural form of expression and one that children can take to instinctively. Careful here, I’m not saying you open the shed and leave them to it with the rusty, dented tins of house paint that you kept in case you need to touch up marks. It’s about letting them paint without having to reproduce some object on the paper. Given enough time and space let them get messy with washable, non toxic paints. I know it’ll be chaos and very messy but life as a parent is all about braving those crazy moments, caused by your children, with a smile.

Bugaboo by Diesel #BeBrave
Bugaboo by Diesel #BeBrave

My boy, Jonah was one of ten young artists who joined the London leg of the Bugaboo by Diesel Born to be Brave World Tour in Central London, on 15 September 2015, to create a giant original artwork, celebrating the launch of the second collaboration between Bugaboo and Diesel.

Bugaboo by Diesel
Bugaboo by Diesel

 

Children and their parents won the chance to attend an exclusive art party, hosted by kids’ TV presenter Nigel Clarke and arty experts Creation Station, courtesy of Bugaboo. Jonah had a very messy, fun morning and the resulting painting is now on display in the window of Mothercare at Bluewater.

Bugaboo by Diesel #BeBrave
Bugaboo by Diesel #BeBrave

He really enjoyed the excellent party food and every child went home with an awesome party bag.

Bugaboo by Diesel #BeBrave
Bugaboo by Diesel #BeBrave