Thursday, November 15, 2012

an Arabella milestone

Bella's drawings before now consisted of her clumsily holding a crayon and drawing lines, lots of lines on a page. Just lines. I have not seen anything more inventive or sophisticated from my second daughter when it comes to art.  So when I experienced her first face drawings on our "chalkboard" (gate), I was elated.  She's drawing circles and eyes. legs and hair! These faces happen to be spiders, she explained, because of all of their legs.  She's developing new interests and skills since starting preschool and it's amazing to see the changes.  I knew she had it in her but she bores easily with showing off her skills.  I usually discover she knows something in a round-about way.  Suddenly she can count to ten, put on her pants alone...or draw a face!


Nomads By Nature said...

I love the expression on her face drawing! Pre-K art can be some of the best! What a great age to enjoy and watch the changes as their personalities mesh with their blossoming abilities!

Daniela Swider said...

Loved this post for so many reasons but I have been there with both of my kids and it's such a (bitter)sweet and humbling feeling to see your kids grow and do all those things they couldn't just a few months earlier... Good on you for documenting it!