The Great Paint Escapade

image courtesy of robin.elaine (via Flickr Creative Commons)

image courtesy of robin.elaine (via Flickr Creative Commons)

The Great Paint Escapade

Mark, Darren and several other of the kids were looking at the painting and giggling. The guards glanced at them every now and then and wondered what they were up to.

The children ignored the guards looks and kept giggling among themselves.

The group of school kids kept getting bigger and none of the other patrons could even get close to it. The guards moved over close enough to be heard above the giggling, “Move away you kids and let others have a chance to look at the painting.”

The kids did move grudgingly although the giggling did not stop. They just watched the other visitors as they advanced and looked at the painting oooohing and aaaahing. None of them could figure out what was so special about this painting of colored squiggles. They watched the visitors and the guards while continuing their conversation. They also kept a lookout for the chaperones they had managed to elude thanks to some of the others causing a few distractions.

The guards were wondering where their chaperones were. It was a large group of young children and they were unescorted and getting unruly.

The guards were now so busy looking around the museum for the escorts they were no longer looking at the children who had gotten very quiet all of a sudden.

“Now!” Mark gestured and the children all unsnapped their back packs and pulled out tubs of paint and opened them. Before the guards knew what had happened all the children hurled the tubs at the painting and paint splattered everywhere – on the painting, the guards and the shrieking chaperones who had just arrived.

The children clapped and laughed!

Now that looked a lot better!



About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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14 Responses to The Great Paint Escapade

  1. Kir Piccini says:

    HI Tessa,
    well I liked this very much, giggled with the kids, sometimes Art is so subjective that many of us stand around and say “what’s the big deal?”. Children have the ABILITY to make it more interesting.

    Great job.


  2. Eek! Not on the Pollack.

    I read your “About Tessa” and I’m here to cheer you on. Writing is such a beautiful journey.

    Thanks for visiting my Write On Edge post.


  3. morganakn says:

    Ha! I feel the same way about some modern art pieces … like maybe my kids could do it! Very fun! Visiting from WOE.


  4. Oh dear. That would be quite the disaster.


  5. jannatwrites says:

    Sounds like they may have done the artwork a favor!


  6. Cameron says:

    While the Pollack isn’t my favorite, I have the urge to wring those monsters’ necks. Yikes!


  7. Annabelle says:

    Boy, I can’t imagine the kind of grounding those kids will get when they get home!


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