For those who care about my fascination with my six-year-old daughter’s artwork, here’s her latest…When I look at her stuff I am mesmerized because I have so many questions. What gave her the idea to write her name like that? What’s up with the always-stripes that somehow make their mark on her stuff?
How did she get the idea to start using scissors and glue as one of her mediums?She cut all those pieces individually and was very meticulous as to how she glued them on. (I love the girl and her cat too…Lucy is sure she will have her own cat when she grows up.)
What inspired her to color these particular shapes after she glued them on?
And why did she glue four randomly cut pieces of paper together before the boxes she added?
When I asked her why she didn’t color the upper left square below she just told me it is “supposed” to be blank.
What’s up with the gradually smaller circles and how they are lined up?
Then she went from the squares glued on to the pie-shaped-creations glued on:
When we made our Thanksgiving Thankful Tree she had her own version:
Back to the no-glue work…lots of windows.
Most recently, she has initiated a series of “gingerbread houses.” She made a new one each day for a while.
I love her handwriting too…it’s kind of like art to me.
It’s so interesting to watch her color in these letters because she does a spiderweb of lines in them first and then colors them in. You can kind of see all the lines in the “O” below.
Why does she feel compelled to color in the circles of her letters?
…or do hearts and flowers in them?
I LOVE this Christmas “bubble map” she brought home from school:
But this was my favorite:(Her rendition of La La Loopsey.)
Now, I know there are lots of kids who love art and who are good at it.
We just cherish these things up so much more than we would otherwise since we don’t know how long her vision will hold out. How grateful we are that she can see all these details right now in life. And how it makes us want to fight to keep it that way.