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by Shawni
I am so far behind. 
Grace’s birthday was yesterday.  It was awesome.
Max’s Eagle project is killing us…but is giving me a renewed love for the scout program.  He is learning so much (and so am I).  
I have been trying to finagle high school classes for Max and Elle next year and squeeze a bunch of doctor/dentist apts. in.  
…and trying to clear off my desk that is always piled high.  
Until I can get more pics of the happenings around here uploaded, please enjoy Lucy’s latest artwork:
I personally can obviously not get enough of it.
I have been fishing these things out of the trash if someone mistakenly throws them away.
I just love how her mind works. 
What is in that sweet mind of hers when she creates these things? I mean, what prompts her to draw a rainbow across a face or color in a face?  Are they daydreaming about gumballs?
They’re all so different.
That last one deserves a close-up detail shot:
How does she come up with how far to draw the pink lines…and when to attach the blue ones and how far the dots should go?  I’m convinced she’s got a rhyme and reason for everything.
On this one, she drew a perfect picture and then grabbed a fist-full of markers to cover it with little streaks.
When I asked her why she was “ruining” the picture she claimed that she was making the “party.” 
Am I biased or is that darn cute?

She says she’s going to be an artist when she grows up (along with having seven children: five girls and two boys).

I think she’s already got the artist part down:)

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All At Once June 27, 2012 - 6:25 pm

I love how childrens sweet minds work. She seems like such a sweetheart. Her art work is so bright and cheerful. It made me smile!

Kara Pothier June 27, 2012 - 6:36 pm

You should check out finedoodles.com, they take childrens art and paint canvas out of them. They're pricey, but they're fun! I thought it would be fun to do one for each kid at a certain age.

Heather June 27, 2012 - 6:41 pm

I love all the colors and smiley faces. Wonderful art from a bright spirit!

mmshanks June 27, 2012 - 6:57 pm

She is very good.If you (or she) is fond of a particular drawing, this web site can turn a picture into a stuffed doll! I just found it on pinterest and thought it was pretty neat. http://www.childsown.com/

nicoleywoley June 27, 2012 - 9:26 pm

2 things. Her hair looks gorgeous down!

And check out this website…you can get a custom-made stuffed animal made out of a child's drawing. So cool!


Unknown June 27, 2012 - 9:48 pm

I love that all of her "people" are wearing such big smiles. She must be one happy girl?

Courtney Nicole June 27, 2012 - 10:13 pm

I know how Lucy loves her stuffed animals look at this site http://www.childsown.com/ they change her drawing into a stuffed animal! I am sure she would love i

btsoi. June 28, 2012 - 12:11 am

Lucy's drawings are too precious!! Love her party picture 🙂

marlowe June 28, 2012 - 1:00 am

She should come to our house in the next week to see how she likes the five girls, two boys part 🙂

pakosta June 28, 2012 - 2:24 am

she's looking so much like Grace these days! LOVE her art! I personally think you ought to upload it all to blurb and make her a book of her artwork! it's so awesome!!! love love love that she loves to draw and makes me remember my girls at this age and how much they just drew with wild abandon and didn't care if anything looked perfect…(well sometimes my perfectionist child did get upset if she couldn't get things pERFECTLY)…

pakosta June 28, 2012 - 2:25 am

p.s. my mom had 7 kids, 5 boys and 2 girls (me being the youngest of the 7)! just the opposite of what Lu wants LOL!

Sara F. June 28, 2012 - 1:58 pm

I'm a little bit of an artist myself and I can tell you that Lucy has talent! She clearly sees things in ways that other people don't. I would say that no matter what her vision issues are (or become) she will always see the world in bright and beautiful ways! How awesome for her and you!

Gina June 28, 2012 - 4:56 pm

I love her artwork! I have a son that is non-stop too, but I'm not so proactive at getting them uploaded to his blog.

I have to tell you, I read every post you put up, so in my mind we are apparently friends… I say this because I had a dream I was visitng you in your new home. It was nice to meet such a fun person!

Mona June 28, 2012 - 6:01 pm

I find Lucy's artwork fascinating. Especially all those dots. Her mind is amazing and I think she might be a genius. Seriously!

chrissy June 28, 2012 - 6:21 pm

Just found your blog on the Rockstar Diaries and am hooked! Your family is precious, makes me want a big family of my own someday! 🙂


dawn June 28, 2012 - 11:09 pm

These are really good, so much detail and color!! I would call these MASTERPIECES FOR SURE!! They are so happy, must be because she is one HAPPY little girl. Thanks so much for sharing these, totally made me smile!

What gorgeous hair she has, just like her big sisters.

bostonshumways June 29, 2012 - 10:05 am

Shawn, these are amazing! She is an artist. Your artistic genes mixed with her creative unique minds makes for true masterpieces. I love that Lu and can't wait to see her soon.

mom June 29, 2012 - 10:09 pm

This is really quite startling! Not only is the form amazing but she has such a natural feeling for complimenting colors. Maybe she should think about doing wallpaper. She is just a treasure trove of creative, upbeat creations that make you smile!


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