Monday, May 11, 2009

making drawings

proud by you.
Recently Adelaide has become more and more fascinated in making drawings. The other night while Addie slept I was working away, and I began to notice her marks all over: on the walls, the cabinets and tables, on the floor! These marks can be easily removed with a little cleaning, but I realised that Adelaide needs a work space, too. And so in the quiet and dark I dragged her little table and chair up from downstairs and set up a little desk space of her own, ready with some of her crayons, pencils, papers and notebooks.

adelaide's desk by you.

The next morning when we woke, I showed her Addie's new little work table, and her mouth just fell open in awe! She was so happy, and immediately went to work making her drawings. And when she draws, I am able to get work so much done! She is so proud to make them, and when they are done she always insists that together we hang them up on the wall.

And my walls, they are filled!

perks of parenthood by you.

9 comments:

la jose montero said...

what a great artist, and she is soo big, she is a big girl now

Samantha S said...

I am desperately trying to get my little boy to draw, he just not interested at the moment. Maybe that's what I need to do, get him his own work space. May just work.

thereddeer said...

Love all the art work hanging on the walls.

cindy : quaint said...

oh, you are so lucky to have all that wonderful artwork. she's already a prolific artist ;).

Lindsey said...

I love this! Thank you for encouraging your little one to be creative...I know a very many people who would freak out over crayon on the walls!

Mal* (turning*turning) said...

It's amazing (and inspiring!) how much artwork these little guys can crank out. I think their secret is that they just make something and MOVE ON. They get better with each drawing, but it's not their primary purpose. They just want to make. This is something good for me to remember.

stacilynfeldman said...

so precious! i think i see a hint of jackson pollack in those works? must be an early inspiration of hers...

christine said...

beautiful! these will soon become inspiration for your own work, i'm sure

TrippleJN said...

:) We have marks all over, too. I like your idea of giving her a space.

Jenny