Saturday, July 24, 2010

Zoe's New Drawing Technique

We have enjoyed watching Zoe beginning to express her artistic side over the past few months. And are especially proud now that she is past the crayon eating stage!

Her art career seemed to have been thrust upon us sooner than we expected. She began with crayons and placements at a few of our local eateries. This was soon followed by a painting experience at Strong Start one day when she saw a bigger kid painting and, despite Mommy's best efforts to chase her across the room and stop her, she added her own colourful contributions to a nice little girls artwork! The lure of putting colour and shapes to paper was simply too much to resist. After that there was no stopping her.

Soon after that Daddy came across one of the most wonderful tool a creative soul could ever desire. A car-trip sized etch a sketch. With each quick wipe of the slate, it is ready for another picture, hours of entertainment. This has become a necessity for Larson Family car trip. All of us love that toy!!!!!

Chalk is a current favourite medium. Both the sidewalk and traditional board versions. The wiping off seems to bring as much joy as the drawing itself. And, isn't joy the purpose of art. What a wonderful hobby to have where the cleaning-up is just as much fun as the creating.

As you can see from the attached video, Zoe has recently expended her curiosities into exploration of drawing from non-traditional angles. Notice also, that she has started drawing more deliberate circular or straight shapes.

Right now I am off to reorganize our storage area as I wonder how big our 'were keeping this forever' art collection will become?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Zoe Sharing

Over the past few weeks Zoe has taken to feeding her doll, stuffed animals, and other toys water from her sippy cup. I finally got her on video last week. You'll also notice she is saying 'yum' a lot. This seems to be a word she is keeping.