Every now and then, all the planets align, hell freezes over, and the pigs take flight. When our little left-brainer asks to do an art project.
Not just any art project mind you. We had to buy a $1 birdhouse at the art store and paint it because, he tells me, the old one, which he painted with his grandparents, is not looking so good anymore.
And painting is all about covering the surface with paint. Little to do with decoration. Once you have covered every inch of wood with paint, your job is done, and the materials can all go away, until the next time.