Thursday, October 7, 2010
Today I uncovered an uninspiring half-finished painting that had been shoved under the spare bed in a fit of artistic depression some months ago.
I took advantage of the fact that the kids were at preschool and entirely painted over it. Fairly pleased with the result, though the photo makes it look a tad crappier than real life - I'll blame the lighting ;) It will be good to get it hung and have something on our walls that isn't a shrine to our family - I think we've overdone the photographs, lately!
When Sophie got home, she was desperate to paint too, but I couldn't be bothered with the mess today, so I gave her a charcoal pencil instead. I was so chuffed with what she produced that I framed them and hung them on the wall.
It has only been within the past few months that Sophie's drawings have begun to look like actual drawings, rather than random scribbling, though we still get a fair bit of that, too. The name writing is new too, though in typical Sophie style, she showed no interest or inclination towards it at all, until one day she just scrawled it down on a piece of paper, as if she'd been writing it her entire life.
Initially she was furious that she had mistakenly given her person arms that protruded from its head, but she's now decided that it's hilarious instead. Thank goodness, because "it's going straight to the pool room"...