The Amazing Art of Children
Seeing my 3 year old exploring her creativity is probably one of my most favourite things in the world! Something I’ve especially enjoyed this year is seeing how her drawing skills have evolved. I feel like it literally happened overnight!
I’ll never forget the morning when I found a little scrap of paper lying on the ground. On that paper was what looked like a body, a head, and two dots inside which I assumed to be eyes! I was bit confused and suspicious. “Lincoln, did you draw those eyes in for her?” “No” he replied. “WHAT!!!!” I was flabbergasted! I squeezed Brooklyn so tight, she didn’t know what had come at her! I grabbed that piece of paper and scanned the masterpiece as fast as I could and posted it on Facebook to share with the world!
About 4 months ago we moved into an ‘oldschool’ (to me it was!) 3 bedroom place which screamed out to me ‘full deck renovation please!’! So there were bits of carpet and vinyl flying all over the show! All of Brooklyn’s toys and books were packed away in places a pregnant woman should not have to physically find! The TV was surrounded by couches and cushions. How to entertain Brookie? Why give her some blank pieces of paper and a blue bull point pen of course. And the rest is history!
I find there’s something very beautiful about the look of simple line drawings on white paper. Maybe it’s because the details are so clear and the lines are so strikingly clean. She really blew me away with her drawings in that time period. She was drawing non stop. Even in the middle of the night if she’d wake up and I’d expect to hear her say ‘I want a cuddle Mummy’ she would cry ‘I want to draaaw!’. Go figure?
I absolutely LOVE turning pieces of art, into pieces of art! (if that makes sense?) The process and the end result gives me such JOY! So what to do with this stunning pile of my little Picasso’s drawings? So much potential! … But you are going to have to watch this space to see just what I do with that potential!
In the mean time, what are some of the creative things you have done with your children’s art, either as a keepsake or to put on display?
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