Coffee table: a new art form??

My coffee table is a work of art. Because of its design? No, it is just a plain wooden top and metal legs. Because of what lies upon its surface?? No, usually it is cleared of any odd items as soon as Lil’ Duck Duck enters the room.

The art is in the things that have happened to it, making it uniquely our own. It occupies a place of honor in the middle of our great room – not because of any lofty ideal, just because I need a footstool and a place to put my dinner ;). This is actually the baby’s first art piece.

You see, first the little one learned how to pull himself up and stand, using the table as a support. Then he added some artistic touches in the form of dents by banging on it with my pots and pans (and other heavy objects). After that, he discovered what markers were, and used those to add to his masterpiece.

One sorrowful day, Daddy left the permanent marker down, and the art piece was fully realized. The art on the carpet and the DVD’s was not as well appreciated, however. As this is living art, it is often updated with smears of pop-tart filling in the crevices, pizza sauce circles, and other unique decorations as the mood strikes.

5 Responses to Coffee table: a new art form??

  1. Tess June 13, 2006 at 1:03 am #

    that’s a great way to look at it… work of art… budding picasso?

  2. Izzy June 8, 2006 at 10:59 am #

    It won’t be long until our dinner table is like that. Between both kids, it takes quite a beating! I have found, however, that a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser helps somewhat with the paint and markers.

  3. Zephra June 8, 2006 at 9:43 am #

    I have a TV that my children have made into a work of art by markers. But I am not as happy about it as you. ;)
    Thanks for your kind comments.


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